Samsung Electronics unveils the next generation of its foldable devices: the Samsumg Galaxy Z Fold2.
Galaxy Z Fold2 comes with a larger cover screen (6.2 inches) than its predecessor, allowing you to do simple tasks like checking emails, looking up directions, or even watch short content without needing to unfold your device every time.
When unfolded, the Galaxy Z Fold2 features a massive 7.6-inch Main Screen. Featuring minimised bezels and a notch-less front camera, the main screen offers a 120Hz adaptable refresh rate for smooth scrolling and gameplay. To complete the experience, the Galaxy Z Fold2 comes with the best dynamic sound available on a Galaxy device to date, with enhanced stereo effect and clearer sound provided by high-dynamic dual speakers.
The re-engineered Galaxy Z Fold2 comes with a sleek, unified design that is anchored by the Hideaway Hinge, which fits seamlessly into the device body with the CAM mechanism and enables free standing capabilities that power all new Flex mode experiences. The new device also employs sweeper technology, first introduced on the Galaxy Z Flip, within the gap between the body and hinge housing to repel dust and undesirable particles.
As if a beautiful design isn’t enough, the Galaxy Z Fold2 can be further customised to match your style. Samsung is offering an online tool to customize your Galaxy Z Fold2 with four distinct Hideaway Hinge colors – Metallic Silver, Metallic Gold, Metallic Red, and Metallic Blue.
Of course, the Galaxy Z Fold2 isn’t just about good looks. It also brings with it unique mobile experiences. The Galaxy Z Fold2 pairs Flex mode with App Continuity to provide expanded usability, crossing the boundary between the Cover and Main Screen. This flexibility enables you to create or view content that is curated to your exact preferences, from folded to unfolded.
Flex mode allows you to easily capture content and review in real time and Capture View Mode makes sure you won’t have to leave the Camera app. These convenient functions let you clearly see the photo or video you just took or review up to five of your most recent captures on the bottom half of the Main Screen, and the preview of your next shot will be on the top half. The device also gives you the ability to record hands-free videos and keep the subject in focus even when it moves; perfect for filming a cooking video to show your friends on Instagram Stories or capturing your kid’s dance moves.
But when it comes to its photography capabilities, here’s one that every Instagram spouse would love: using the Main and Cover Screen at the same time with Dual Preview, both the photographer and subjects can see what’s being captured. What’s more, thanks to the Galaxy Z Fold2’s flexibility, you can take a high-quality selfie with the rear cameras with the Cover Screen acting as the viewfinder.
Multi-taskers who depend on their mobile devices for both work and play are going to find a lot of utility with the Galaxy Z Fold.
For instance, you can use advanced Multi-Active Window to control your screen layout with more ease and flexibility, as well as experience more productivity because you can now open multiple files from the same app at the same time and view them side by side.
The new device comes with an improved Multi-Window Tray, allowing you to open multiple apps at once with the integration of App Pair and the Edge Panel to enjoy added convenience. With its drag and drop feature, you can simply drag text, images and documents from one app to another for instant transfer, as well as quickly screen capture in one app and transfer the captured image into another seamlessly with Split Screen Capture.
To make sure that it fits your needs, you’ll be able to choose the most optimized UI on the Main Screen, and quickly and easily switch layouts between a large screen layout or traditional phone layout in the Settings.
Popular apps including Gmail, YouTube, and Spotify also sees an upgrade in viewing experience on the device. Those who use your mobile device for work will love that you can use the Main Screen with Office apps in Microsoft 365 to mimic the tablet experience. For example, on Microsoft Outlook, you can view your inbox on the left side with current conversations at the same time. Draft Word documents, Excel spreadsheets or PowerPoint presentations with PC-like toolbar arrangements.
With the Galaxy Z Fold2, users can access ultra-fast speeds thanks to its full 5G band compatibility, while the 4,500mAh All Day Battery and Super Fast Charging means you can do more without worrying about your battery life. Galaxy Z Fold2 also offers Samsung DeX wireless connection for clutter-free work productivity, while UWB (Ultra Wide Band) technology is integrated into the device making it quick and easy to share files, photos or videos with Nearby Share.
Update (7 Sep 2020): Pre-orders in Singapore will start 9 September, Wednesday 10am via telecommunication operators (M1, Singtel and StarHub), through Samsung Online Store, Samsung Experience Stores, and major consumer electronics & IT stores, at a recommended retail price of S$2,888 (including GST). All consumers who pre-order the Galaxy Z Fold2 5G will receive a complimentary set of the Galaxy Watch3 Bluetooth (45mm) in Mystic Black (worth S$698) upon successful payment for and collection or delivery of their pre-order. The Galaxy Z Fold2 5G will be generally available from 18 September 2020, Friday in Mystic Bronze and Mystic Black.
The Galaxy Z Fold2 will be available in Mystic Black and Mystic Bronze, in around 40 markets including the U.S. and Korea, on 18 September 2020, with pre-orders from 1 September starting with select markets including the U.S. and Europe. Customised options will be available for users on Samsung.com in select markets with four distinct colors for the hinge: Metallic Silver, Metallic Gold, Metallic Red and Metallic Blue.
Samsung is also continuing its collaboration with Thom Browne to offer the Galaxy Z Fold2 Thom Browne Edition, featuring elements of Thom Browne’s iconic design. The Galaxy Z Fold2 Thom Browne Edition will be available for pre-order beginning 1 September 2020 in select markets with general availability on September 25.
For more information about the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 and Galaxy Z Fold2 Thom Browne Edition, visit the Samsung website.