Everything you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2

Samsung reveals its new Galaxy Z Fold 2 smartphone, with improved outer and inner displays -- also packs Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+.

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Samsung has made its Galaxy Z Fold 2 foldable smartphone official, the successor to the Galaxy Fold which has been rebranded to fall under its Galaxy Z family of foldable phones.

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The new Galaxy Z Fold 2 improves upon virtually every area of the already technically impressive Galaxy Fold, where it is faster, thinner, packs a better display, better hinge, faster charging, better cameras, better 5G, better everything really. Samsung really went the whole hog, again.

Samsung plans an event on September 1 for the full unveiling, or should we say, unfolding of the Galaxy Z Fold 2 -- so until then, let's walk you through what we do know about the new foldable.

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  • Outer display: 6.23-inch HD+ Super AMOLED display with a native 2260 x 816 pixels, and a larger 25:9 aspect ratio. The outer display is limited to just 60Hz, but it still has HDR10+ support surprisingly.
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  • Inner display: 7.6-inch FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with a native 2208 x 1768 pixels, with the Galaxy Z Fold 2 having an aspect ratio of 5:4. It's super-smooth with its 120Hz refresh rate, with some dynamic refresh rate at play that will adjust the display between a few Hz up to the maximum 120Hz depending on what is on-screen.
  • SoC and 5G: Samsung is using Qualcomm's new super-fast Snapdragon 865+ processor, offering some of the most bleeding edge performance you can get in your hands. We also have 5G connectivity, Wi-Fi 6, and so much more that comes with the Snapdragon 865+.
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  • RAM and storage: We have 12GB of LPDDR5 in the Galaxy Z Fold 2 smartphone, while 256GB of storage has been teased. We don't have the full details on the phone just yet, so here's hoping there's a higher-end version with maybe even up to 16GB of RAM and 512GB and even 1TB storage options.
  • Battery and charging: Samsung continues to use a dual battery system in the new Galaxy Z Fold 2 smartphone, with a 4500mAh unit inside of the upgraded phone. We have 25W of fast-charging which is a huge upgrade over the original, and much slower 15W charging on the Galaxy Fold -- while 11W of wireless charging is included.
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  • Camera systems: This is another area that Samsung has injected some much-needed upgrades into, although it's not as good as the camera systems in the Galaxy S20 Ultra and newly-announced Galaxy Note 20 Ultra smartphones.

We have a triple-camera system on the back that consists of the primary 12-megapixel f/1.8 lens, the secondary 12-megapixel f/2.2 ultra-wide lens, and then the third 12-megapixel f/2.4 telephoto snapper. Selfie camera wise we have a 10-megapixel f/2.2 snapper.

  • What about price and availability? Samsung has been quiet on this, as it'll be saved for its exclusive September 1 unveiling of the Galaxy Z Fold 2 smartphone. We should expect somewhere between $1500 and $2000, maybe even more. Availability should be towards the end of September, more so in October.

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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