Samsung launches Galaxy Z Fold 2 in major markets worldwide

The Galaxy Z Fold 2 was fully revealed during Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked 2020 Part 2 event earlier this month. The foldable phone went on pre-order a few days ago, and it experienced higher-than-expected demand. The company has now announced that it has launched the smartphone in most major markets worldwide. It costs KRW 2.39 million in Korea and $1,999.99 in the US.

Samsung said that its second-generation foldable smartphone is now available in Asia, Europe, and North America. By the end of October, the Galaxy Z Fold 2 will hit store shelves in 80 countries, which is twice the number of markets the Galaxy Fold was sold in last year. The South Korean firm also said that launch events and other promotional activities will vary in each country, depending on the local COVID-19 virus situation.

Galaxy Z Fold 2 is a huge upgrade over the Galaxy Fold

The Galaxy Z Fold 2 brings major improvements over the Galaxy Fold. It now has larger displays (both cover display and folding display), a faster processor, and better cameras. It features a 6.2-inch Super AMOLED Infinity-O display on the outside and a 7.6-inch Dynamic AMOLED Infinity-O folding display with a 120Hz refresh rate and HDR10+ on the inside. It runs Android 10 with One UI 2.5.

Samsung has equipped the Galaxy Z Fold 2 with the Snapdragon 865+ SoC, 12GB RAM, and 256GB/512GB internal storage. It has a 10MP selfie camera on the cover display and a 10MP selfie camera on the inner display. At the rear, it has a 12MP triple-camera setup on the rear, featuring a wide-angle camera, an ultrawide camera, and a 2x optical zoom telephoto camera. It has stereo speakers and a side-mounted fingerprint reader.

Other features include GPS, 5G, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, USB Type-C port, Samsung Pay, Samsung DeX Wireless, and Bixby. It is powered by a 4,500mAh battery which supports 25W fast charging, 11W fast wireless charging, and 4.5W reverse wireless charging. It is available in Mystic Black, Mystic Bronze, and Thom Browne ($3,299) variants.

Galaxy Z Fold 2 review

  • Model: SM-F916B
  • Dimensions: Folded: 159.2 x 68.0 x 16.8 mm
    Unfolded: 159.2 x 128.2 x 6.9 mm
  • Display: 7.6 inch / 193.04 mm Dynamic AMOLED 2X
  • CPU: Snapdragon 865+
  • Camera: 12MP

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