15 October 2020
At the Galaxy Unpacked 2020, Samsung has taken wraps off its second-gen flagship foldable smartphone Galaxy Z Fold 2. It is a direct successor to last year's Galaxy Fold and hopes to improve on all of its shortcomings. The change of name is likely to be related to the Galaxy Z Flip that was released earlier this year. It seems like Samsung wants to follow a similar naming scheme for foldable devices.
The Galaxy Z Fold 2 continues with the same folding mechanism that we saw with the original version. It means the primary display remains hidden when the phone is in the folded state. The major difference is that both primary and secondary i.e. external displays are now significantly bigger. The main display is 7.6-inches in size and the external one is 6.2-inches in size.
This is a good move from Samsung as the original Galaxy Fold offers a tiny external display that does not serve any purpose other than showing alerts and notifications. With a bigger display on the outside, a user will not have to unfold the Galaxy Z Fold 2 every time he wants to do something quickly. All apps will be usable like a standard smartphone.
If you might remember, the predecessor has an oddly placed notch for housing cameras on the main display. Samsung has replaced with a centered punch-hole i.e. Infinity-O display for delivering a clean viewing experience. Similarly, the rear camera module has also been changed and is the one that is available on the Galaxy Note 20 series as well.
Samsung has not revealed any other technical details and features of the phone. The Galaxy Z Fold 2 is set to arrive in Mystic Black and Mystic Bronze color variants. The team is also collaborating with a New York fashion house Thom Browne and will release Galaxy Z Fold 2 Thom Browne Edition later. All other details including pricing and availability will be shared in the coming months.