Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G: Folders enter a new era

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Galaxy Z Fold2 5G is here, ready to accelerate Samsung in the particular foldable smartphone market. The South Korean company has practically improved all the critical issues that emerged with the Galaxy Fold, creating a device that today seems more ready to speak to the general public. The obstacle remains, needless to say, the sale price: it will be sold at 2.049 euros starting from 18 September. Considering the figures at stake, a key role could be played by telephone operators.

The book design

The usual central zipper, further reinforced, allows the Galaxy Z Fold2 5G to open and close like a book. Compared to the previous model, however, the diagonal of the external screen has been significantly increased: it goes from 4,6 to 6,2 inches (always a Super AMOLED panel) with a resolution of 2.260 x 816 pixels. The strange aspect ratio in 25: 9 makes it particularly elongated, so we are waiting to try it by hand to test its actual comfort. In addition, Samsung has embedded a camera in this display with a 10 Megapixel sensor, which allows you to take selfies even when the device is closed.

The internal display, the foldable one, when open it reaches 7,6 inches. It is a Dynamic AMOLED with a resolution of 2.208 x 1.768 pixels and loses that particularly intrusive notch seen on the first generation Galaxy Fold. The selfie camera has in fact been integrated directly into the panel, has a 10 Megapixel sensor and has a viewing angle of 80 °. Also in this area, therefore, an objective improvement, at least on paper. We are very curious to test it in the field.

The hardware platform is based on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 865+. No Exynos therefore, with the South Korean company that has practically chosen the best processor on the square. There are also 12 Gigabytes of RAM and 256 Gigabytes of UFS 3.1 standard storage, the fastest available. And then 5G support, Bluetooth 5.0, dual-band Wi-Fi ac, NFC, GPS A-GLONASS BDS Galileo, dual SIM support (one Nano SIM and one eSIM), fingerprint sensor positioned on the side. In short, everything that can be expected on a device of this level.

The software part is obviously entrusted to Android 10 customized with the OneUI, while everything is powered by a 4.500mAh battery. Here we are more or less on the same level as the Galaxy Fold (4.380 mAh) and there is great curiosity around the actual autonomy. The Snapdragon 865+ offers great power management, and the 6,2-inch external display feels more usable than last year's. All factors that could play in the Galaxy Z Fold2's favor in terms of durability. We'll see.

Finally, the three rear cameras. The form is composed by three 12 Megapixel sensors: main f / 1.8 with OIS; ultra-wide angle f / 2.2 from 123 °; f / 2.4 telephoto lens with 2X optical and 10X digital zoom. The particular design has prevented, for reasons of space, to integrate periscopic zooms or 108 Megapixel sensors in the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra style. However, this does not mean that the photographs cannot be of a high standard, as already seen with the first generation Fold.

Configurations and availability

Galaxy Z Fold2 5G can be booked as of today (and until September 17), with actual availability scheduled for September 18. The price, as mentioned at the beginning, is fixed at. 2.049 euros. Buyers will benefit from the Premier service for Galaxy Z: a ​​support
dedicated designed to offer the best possible customer experience. On-demand concierge support from a dedicated team of product experts will be available to the customer; this will make it even easier to make appointments and connect in a session.

Plus you can enjoy safety offered by Samsung Care +, which provides protection of the device with an intervention against accidental damage of the display within one year from the date of purchase. To take advantage of free Samsung Care + coverage, you will need to register your product within 30 days from the date of purchase, on the Samsung Members app or on the Samsung Care + website.

Finally, the colors. The basic ones are two, namely Mystic Black and Mystic Bronze, which in turn can be customized by changing the color of the hinge. In this case there are four combinations: Metallic Silver, Metallic Gold, Metallic Red, Metallic Blue. In short, a wide choice to meet the tastes of the widest possible audience.

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