Samsung is going to be unveiling a handful of new devices during the upcoming Unpacked event – five to be exact. One of them is will be the successor to the original Samsung Galaxy Fold, which will be called the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2. High-res renders of the device have leaked online giving us an idea about how the device will look. Let’s take a look at the rumors, leaks, specs, expected launch, and availability of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 Rumors Roundup
Last year’s Galaxy Fold was a sort of experiment in the field of foldable phones. The idea was an innovative one but the phone faced a lot of durability issues. Its launch was postponed multiple times because of Samsung’s inability to solve all the problems. Samsung will likely avoid those situations with its successor. As you may have already noticed, Samsung has tweaked the naming scheme to include the Fold 2 in the Z series. The Z series will be Samsung’s lineup of foldable smartphones. There are already two devices under the Z lineup – Z Flip and Z Flip 5G.
Design and Design
Earlier there were rumors suggesting that Samsung will adopt an in-display camera on the front of the device. However, the claim has been proven wrong as the leaked renders of the phone show off a punch-hole display. It’s a shift from the notched display on the original Fold. Samsung has gone with the same book-style folding design. When unfolded the Super AMOLED screen will measure 7.7-inch. Similarly, the cover display will measure 6.23-inch. We expect Samsung to use UTG technology for durability.
The device will feature a metallic build. The rear panel of the Galaxy Z Fold 2 looks strikingly similar to the rumored Note 20 Ultra because of the rectangular camera module.
Performance and Camera
The Z Fold 2 will have an upgraded processor as well. Everything points to the latest Snapdragon 865/865+. The Plus variant is the latest flagship processor from Qualcomm and comes with a higher clocked Prime core compared to the SD 865 that was used in the S20 series.
The device will flaunt a triple camera setup on its back. Its three cameras are arranged vertically inside the rectangular module, along with an LED flash. The module has a significant bump compared to the rear surface. Rumors suggest it will feature 12MP primary camera, 64MP zoom camera, and 12MP ultra-wide-angle sensor. On the front, there will be a 10MP selfie camera.
Battery and rest of the specs
Galaxy Z Fold 2 is likely to feature a 4,356mAh battery (dual cell) with support for 15W wired fast charging capability. Similarly, the device will also support 15W reverse wireless charging. While 5G connectivity is certain, we will have to wait to see if it will support the faster mmWave or users will have to settle with the sub-6Hz network as with the Z Flip 5G. The device will be available in two color options – Mystic Black and Mystic Bronze.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 Specs (Rumored):
- Main Display: 7.7-inches Flexible Super AMOLED
- Secondary Display: 6.23-inch Super AMOLED
- Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+; 7nm Mobile Platform
- CPU: Octa-core (1×3.09 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 585)
- GPU: Adreno 650
- Main Camera: Triple-camera;
– 12MP primary
– 12MP, ultra-wide lens
– 64MP zoom camera
– LED flash
- Selfie Camera: 10MP
- Software: Android 10
- Fingerprint sensor: Yes (Physical)
- Battery: 4,356 mAh battery; 15W wired charging, 15W wireless charging
- Colors: Mystic Black, Mystic Bronze
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 Price and Availability
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 will be unveiled during the Unpacked event scheduled on August 5. The price of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 should be around $1980.
|Model Name||Expected Price||Availability|
|Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2||$1,980||August 5|
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