Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 is an elaborate, refined design that makes for a high-end device in the whole industry.
So, you need a tablet and a smartphone?
Why buy two when you can get them both in just one device?!
The overall design of the Z Fold2 has a sharper look with a 7.6-inch Foldable Dynamic AMOLED 2X main panel that has a 120Hz refresh rate support. The 6.23-inch cover display is capped at 60Hz and comes with a Corning Gorilla Glass Victus finish. This display is just perfect for one-handed texting, experiencing faster communications.
The secondary display is much larger; there is a new Hideaway hinge with Flex mode support, which makes the gap a lot smaller when closed. Therefore, the display r-curve is tighter thanks to a new internal mechanism, called "an advanced engineering marvel" by Samsung.
The hinge gives us a great utility called Flex mode. It means it can stand half-open on a flat surface. The external display can be propped at a specific angle for content consumption in this mode, while the rest of the phone acts as a stand. With this feature, you can use both the rear and the front cameras simultaneously, while video calling and taking selfies. You can also view apps on one half of the screen while controlling them on the other half.
Every button is placed thoughtfully for ease of access. Therefore, this design has a very accurate fingerprint reader. Also, the power button and volume rockers have excellent tactile feedback.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 runs on an Android 10 core with the latest version of One UI 2.5 Android flavor. The operating system is Snapdragon 865+, which is the front runner high-end chipset from Qualcomm.
The CPU is paired with the high-tech Adreno 650 GPU, a fast UFS 3.1 storage, and 12GB of RAM.
The main camera is a 12MP snapper that has a 1/1.76-inch, Sony IMX555 sensor, with 1.8µm pixels, behind an f/1.8 lens. It has Dual Pixel Phase detection autofocus and OIS.
The ultra-wide camera and the third camera are both 12MP. However, the third camera is a snapper telephoto, with 1/3.6" sensor size and 1.0µm. Its features are 2x optical zoom, PDAF, and OIS. The pictures have a beautiful Dynamic range and detailed stellar colors.
There is an on/off toggle for the HDR feature that can be put on auto.
An exciting feature is the new Cover Display. Your picture’s subjects can see how they look and pose accordingly, in the flex view or unfolded mode. When folded, this button turns to the Selfie Switch.
The front has two 10MP selfie cameras with 1.22µm pixels and an f/2.2 aperture, one on the cover display, and the other on the main panel. The pictures are sharp, detailed, and have life-like colors.
Beauty Mode and many more filters are added in this series containing pre-defined filters and automatic photo analyzes in order to beautify them.
You can shoot high-quality 4K videos with all the cameras, even the 10MP selfies. The main and telephoto camera can do up to 60fps, while the ultra-wide goes up to 30fps. Its features are optional HDR10+ recording, Zoom-in mic, HEVC toggle, and Super Steady mode. The latter mode works magically as a stabilizer but is limited to the ultra-wide and the main cameras. However, the telephoto camera just gets EIS stabilization.
There is also a Pro Video mode that includes different focus modes, manual focus, and focus peaking.
While taking a photo in poor lighting conditions, the telephoto camera automatically switches to the main one, which is a plus.The pictures are sharp, noise-free, and full of details.
An amazing feature is the night mode, which automatically adjusts its exposure time that guarantees higher quality images in poor lighting conditions.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 has a balanced and loud stereo with an extremely versatile setup. It has two speakers on each side that help deliver high-quality audio.
As for the battery, it has a 4,500 mAh battery and supports fast charging. The batteries can be charged at up to 25W wired and 11W wireless. You get a 25W wall charger with a cable with USB-C plugs on each side and a pair of corded, Type-C AKG earbuds, in the box.
This smartphone supports a fast USB 3.0 connection, Type-C port, video-out, and USB host mode.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 comes with a lot of features such as NFC, 5G connectivity support, ANT+, Dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, and Bluetooth 5.0.
It comes in two colors: Mystic Black and Mystic Bronze, and two options for memory storage: 256GB or 512GB with a 12GB RAM.
To sum up this extraordinary device, we can say it's a smartphone when unfolded but, it turns into a tablet with cutting-edge technology and design after being folded. So, if you are smart, you can get a smartphone plus a tablet in just one device!
|Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G|
|Announced||2020, August 05|
|Status||Coming soon. Exp. release 2020, September|
|Dimensions||Unfolded: 159.2 x 128.2 x 6.9 mm Folded: 159.2 x 68 x 16.8 mm|
|Weight||279 g (9.84 oz)|
|Build||Glass front (folded), plastic front (unfolded), glass back, aluminum frame|
|SIM||Nano-SIM Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)|
|Type||Foldable Dynamic AMOLED 2X capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||7.6 inches, 181.8 cm2 (~89.1% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1768 x 2208 pixels (~372 ppi density) HDR10+ 120Hz refresh rate Cover display: 6.23", Super AMOLED, 816 x 2260 pixels (25:9)|
|OS||Android 10, One UI 2.5|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865+ (7 nm+)|
|CPU||Octa-core (1x3.09 GHz Kryo 585 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 585)|
|Internal||256GB 12GB RAM|
|Features||LED flash, HDR, panorama|
|Video||4K@60fps, 1080p@60/240fps (gyro-EIS), 720p@960fps (gyro-EIS), HDR10|
|Triple||12 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.76", 1.8µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS 12 MP, f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto), 1/3.6", 1.0µm, AF, OIS, 2x optical zoom 12 MP, f/2.2, (ultrawide), 1/3.1", 1.0µm|
|Single||10 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/3", 1.22µm|
|Video||4K@30fps, 1080p@30fps, gyro-EIS|
|Loudspeaker||Yes, with stereo speakers|
|3.5mm jack||No 32-bit/384kHz audio Tuned by AKG|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.1, A2DP, LE, aptX HD|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS|
|USB||3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer|
|Charging||Fast charging 25W|
|Colors||Mystic Bronze, Mystic Black|