Samsung to launch Galaxy Z Fold2 on Sept. 1

Samsung to launch Galaxy Z Fold2

Samsung has one more mystery to unfold on September 1. But it is not a mystery per se. The Galaxy Z Fold 2 that Samsung took the wraps off at the same event where it unveiled the new Galaxy Note series. But it was not a proper introduction of the company’s new foldable phone. Having said that Samsung didn’t reveal any technical details, though it did announce that more details will be out on September 1. And pre-orders will start on the same day as well.

But instead of posting everything about the Galaxy Z Fold 2 in a press release. Samsung has decided to present it at a special event. This event called Unpacked Part 2, and it will commence on September 1 at 10 AM ET or 7 AM PT.

Samsung has alreadypulled itself out of the IFA event that is scheduled to commence between September 3 and September 5. So, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 is not a part of the IFA event happening in Berlin.

After its formal introduction at Unpacked Part 1 on August 5, the device has been leaked several times. There are some hands-on videos and reviews already available on the device. However, not a single one was able to describe the nitty-gritty better. These early impressions, fortunately, didn’t reveal much about the device so, we are still in luck to know more from the manufacturer itself.

Even though the registrations are already live and going on the official website, Samsung has not yet disclosed the pricing of Galaxy Z Fold 2. But, let’s just fret not as we are just a few days away from the said launch.

But,WinFutureappears to have gotten hold of the Galaxy Z Fold 2’s full spec sheet ahead of September 1. Various details are reiterated but, in case you need to catch up on the device, this is your chance. The Galaxy Z Fold 2 is powered by the Snapdragon 865+ chipset paired with 12GB of LPDDR5x RAM and 265GB of UFS 3.1 storage that’s not expandable.

Leaked Galaxy Z Fold 2 display specs

Samsung’s second-gen Galaxy Z Fold 2 is equipped with a 6.2-inch Super AMOLED cover display with HDR10+ capabilities, a 60Hz refresh rate, and a resolution of 2260 by 816.

The larger Dynamic AMOLED 2x foldable display has a 7.6-inch diagonal, 120Hz refresh rate, and a pixel count of 2208 by 1768.

Interestingly, although the Galaxy Z Fold 2’s new foldable screen employs UTG (Ultra-Thin Glass), the panel reportedly features an additional plastic protective film, claims WinFuture citing anonymous sources. We are guessing the plastic film should not removed by users, or else they risk breaking the foldable display.

Leaked Galaxy Z Fold 2 camera specs

According to the source, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2’s main triple camera setup comprises a 12MP ultra-wide shooter with an f/2.2 aperture and 1.12um pixels; a 12MP wide shooter with an f/1.8 aperture, 1.8um pixels, Dual Pixel Autofocus, and OIS; and a 12MP telephoto sensor with an f/2.4 aperture and 1.0um pixels. The system is capable of recording videos at 4K resolution and can also shoot slow-motion clips at 960fps.

The selfie cameras embedded in the Infinity-O cutout of both the cover and foldable panels are said to identical. They have a resolution of 10MP, an f/2.2 aperture, and 1.22um pixels. They can record 4K videos at 60fps and take advantage of HDR10+, hyper-lapse, night mode, and Bixby Vision.

Galaxy Z Fold 2: Other specifications

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 packs two batteries with a combined capacity of 4,500mAh. It is capable of 25W fast charging, 11W wireless charging, and Wireless PowerShare. The source claims that the battery can last for up to 31 hours on a single charge when limited to 4G connectivity. But this figure will go down considerably with heavy usage.

Other specifications include stereo speakers tuned by AKG and a variety of sensors ranging from a side-mounted fingerprint scanner to a barometer, gyroscope, accelerometer, and compass. The phone-tablet hybrid supports connectivity features like Bluetooth 5.0, WLAN, and USB-C. It said to measure 159.2 x 128.2 x 6.9mm and weigh 279 grams, making it slightly shorter and narrower but a tad heavier than the original Galaxy Fold. 

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 will ship with Android 10 and One UI 2.5 out of the box. And it comes with a few foldable-specific software features like Flex Mode and the ability to run three apps simultaneously.

The device expected to hit the shelves for around €2,000 in Europe and £1,799 in the UK.