PHILIPPINES – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd today unveiled the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2, the successor to the Samsung Galaxy Fold. This next generation of foldable deviceruns on a 3.09GHz Octa-core processor and features a 7.6-inch fold-able AMOLED 2X Infinity Flex Display as well as a 6.2-inch Super AMOLED Display on its front cover. It also features five cameras at a cover, front, and rear of the device.
“Our journey towards the next generation of mobile devices is full of originality and innovation,” said Dr. TM Roh, President and Head of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics.
“With the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2, we closely listened to user feedback to ensure we were bringing meaningful improvements to the hardware, while also developing new innovations to enhance the user experience. Further strengthened by our industry-leading partnerships with Google and Microsoft, we’re reshaping and redefining the possibilities of the mobile device experience.”
The Fold2’s 6.2-inch Infinity-O Cover Screen maximizes usability, to operate the device without having to unfold it every time. The device unfolds to a 7.6-inch with a 120Hz adaptable refresh rate for smooth scrolling and gameplay.
To complete the experience, the Galaxy Z Fold2 comes with high-dynamic dual speakers with enhanced stereo effect, which Samsung claims to be the best dynamic sound available on a Galaxy device to date.
Compared to its predecessor, the Galaxy Z Fold2 has been re-engineered with a sleek, unified design that delivers a smooth, high-end feel. Samsung Ultra Thin Glass is now on the Main Screen, providing a more premium and refined feel for the display.
Its design 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. Galaxy Z Fold2 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 Galaxy Z Fold2 features a third-generation refined design, the space for the sweeper structure is even smaller than on the Galaxy Z Flip. To achieve this, Samsung developed new innovative sweeper technology to provide the same level of protection in a smaller space. The Galaxy Z Fold2 Hideaway Hinge features revolutionary slim cutting technology, modified fiber composition and adjusted fiber density.
For photography, the phone comes with five cameras: a 10MP selfie camera at the cover, another 10MP selfie camera in the front, and a triple camera module in the rear consisting of a 12MP ultra wide-angle camera, a 12MP main camera, and a 12MP telephoto camera.
It features Capture View Mode which shows the five most recent captures on the bottom half of the main screen while showing a preview of the next shot on the top half.
It can also utilize both the Main and Cover screen at the same time in order to show a preview of the shot. This way, both the photographer and the subject can see what’s being captured, a feature first seen on the Galaxy Z Flip.
Price and availability in the Philippines
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 will be available in the Philippines on September 25, 2020 for select Samsung Online Partners and October 2, 2020 for select Authorized Samsung Stores, with pre-orders from September 12 to 24, 2020.
It will be available in two colors: Mystic Black and Mystic Bronze.
Stay tuned for the official price of the Galaxy Z Fold2 in the Philippines.
Galaxy Z Fold2 technical specifications
– 7.6” QXGA+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X Display (22.5:18) Infinity Flex Display (2208 x 1768), 373ppi
– 6.2” HD+ Super AMOLED Display (25:9), 2260 x 816, 386ppi
*Main Screen: Screen measured diagonally as a full rectangle without accounting for the rounded corners. Actual viewable area is less due to the rounded corners.
|Dimension & Weight||Folded: 68.0 x 159.2 x 16.8mm (Hinge) ~ 13.8mm(Sagging), 282g
Unfolded: 128.2 x 159.2 x 6.9mm(Frame) ~ 6.0mm(Screen) , 282g
|Cover Camera||10MP Selfie Camera : F2.2, Pixel size: 1.22μm, FOV: 80˚|
|Front Camera||10MP Selfie Camera: F2.2, Pixel size: 1.22μm, FOV: 80˚|
|Rear Triple Camera||12MP Ultra Wide Camera : F2.2 ,Pixel size: 1.12μm, FOV : 123˚
12MP Wide-angle Camera : Super Speed Dual Pixel AF, OIS, F1.8, Pixel size: 1.8μm, FOV: 83˚
|AP||7㎚ 64-bit Octa-Core Processor (3.09㎓ + 2.40㎓ + 1.80㎓)|
|Memory||12GB RAM with 256GB internal storage (UFS3.1)
Actual storage availability may depend on pre-installed software
|Battery||4500mAh (typical) dual battery*
*Typical value tested under third-party laboratory condition. Typical value is the estimated average value considering the deviation in battery capacity among the battery samples tested under IEC 61960 standard. Rated (minimum) capacity is 4365mAh. Actual battery life may vary depending on network environment, usage patterns and other factors.
|Charging||Fast Charging compatible on wired and wireless*
Wireless PowerShare***Wired charging compatible with QC2.0 and AFC, Wireless charging compatible with WPC and PMA
**Wireless PowerShare is limited to Samsung or other brand smartphones with WPC Qi wireless charging, such as Galaxy Z Fold2, Galaxy Note20, Galaxy Note20 Ultra Galaxy S20, S20+, S20 Ultra, Galaxy Z Flip, Galaxy Note10, Note10+, Galaxy S10e, S10, S10+ S9, S9+, S8, S8+, S8 Active, S7, S7 edge, S7 Active, S6, S6 edge, S6 Active, S6 edge+, Note9, Note8, Note FE, Note5, and wearables such as Galaxy Watch Active, Gear Sport, Gear S3, Galaxy Watch, and Galaxy Buds. May not work with certain accessories, covers, or other brand devices. May affect call reception or data services, depending on your network environment.
|Network||[LTE]*: Enhanced 4X4 MIMO, 6CA, LAA, LTE Cat.20
– Up to 2Gbps Download / Up to 200Mbps Upload[5G]**: Non-Standalone (NSA), Standalone (SA), Sub6 / mmWave
*Actual speed may vary depending on market, carrier, and user environment.**Requires optimal 5G connection. Actual speed may vary depending on market, carrier, and user environment.
|Connectivity||[Wi-Fi] 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax HE80 MIMO, 1024QAM
[Bluetooth]* Bluetooth® v 5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps), USB type-C, NFC, Location (GPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeiDou)
[Ultra Wide Band]
|SIM Card||One eSIM and one Nano SIM
*SIM card sold separately. Availability may vary depending on market and carrier.
*eSIM requires a wireless service plan and allows you activate a mobile network plan without the use of a nano SIM. eSIM availability may vary depending on software version, market and carrier. Check with your carrier if your mobile network plan supports eSIM.
|Sensors||Capacitive Fingerprint sensor (side), Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyro sensor, Geomagnetic sensor, Hall sensor, Proximity sensor, Light sensor|
|Authentication||Lock type: pattern, PIN, password
Biometric lock type: Fingerprint sensor*, Face recognition
*Galaxy Z Fold2 has a Capacitive Fingerprint sensor on the side.
Surround sound with Dolby Atmos technology (Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus included.)
*DSD64 and DSD128 playback can be limited depending on the file format.
|Video||Video playback format: MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
TV connection: Wireless: Smart View (screen mirroring 1080p at 30fps) / Wired: supports DisplayPort over USB type-C. Supports video out when connecting via HDMI Adapter. (DisplayPort 4K UHD at 60 fps)
|Security||Knox protection: real-time monitoring and protection.
Virus, malware prevention. (Powered by McAfee)
Secure Folder: a secure space on the device to keep content such as apps, photos and videos, secured by fingerprint scanning.
*Virus and malware prevention solution providers may vary depending on market. Availability may vary by market and carrier.
|Colors|| [Essential Color]
Mystic Black, Mystic Bronze
|In the Box||Galaxy Z Fold2, Data Cable, Travel Adapter, Ejection Pin, Quick Start Guide,
Earphones (USB Type-C) with sound by AKG, Galaxy Z Premier Service Leaflet, Brand Story Leaflet