Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 2 gets all-screen displays, better cameras

Samsung debuted the Galaxy Z Fold 2 at its Unpacked event, serving as a successor to its first foldable device. This new version sports larger displays, inside and out, as well as a new camera system and a hideaway hinge. 

The new foldable gets a huge 6.2-inch external screen instead of a small display like on the first iteration. This makes it more usable when folded. Inside, the device sports a bigger 7.6-inch display with reduced bezels, interrupted by a hole-punch camera housing the 10MP front camera. The main OLED screen also has a 120Hz refresh rate, which looks to be a standard in many premium devices.

Similar to the Galaxy Z Flip, the Z Fold 2 uses an ultra-thin glass, which is said to be less prone to damage than the Fold’s fragile plastic screen. The device also uses a hideaway hinge, like the Z Flip, which will allow the foldable to stay open in Flex mode. It also makes the gap between the two sides of the display smaller when the phone is closed. Moreover, there’s a new “sweeper” mechanism inside the hinge that will clean out dirt and debris that can get inside the hinge, which was an issue found in the first Fold.

Like other newly unveiled devices in the Galaxy ecosystem, the phone is powered by a Snapdragon 865+ chipset. This is paired with 12GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, and 4,500mAh of battery with support for wireless charging and 25W wired charging.

The device is also equipped with a triple camera system consisting of a 12MP wide, 12MP ultrawide, and 12MP telephoto. There’s also an additional 10MP camera on the phablet’s outer display.

The Galaxy Z Fold 2 will come in Mystic Black and Mystic Bronze colors. Samsung has yet to announce a release date or price.

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