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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 launch event on September 1: Specifications, leaked pricing and everything you need to know

While the basic hardware details have been announced already, the Galaxy Unpacked event on September 1 will explore in-depth the groundbreaking features of the Galaxy Z Fold 2.

August 30, 2020 / 10:40 AM IST

Samsung will unfold more details about the Galaxy Z Fold 2 at the Galaxy Unpacked event on September 1. The South Korean tech giant had previously unveiled the Galaxy Z Fold 2 at the Unpacked event part 1 alongside the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra but only shared limited details about its new foldable smartphone.

Samsung’s next Galaxy Unpacked event will be held on September 1 at 10:00 am (ET) / 7.30 pm IST. While the basic hardware details have been announced already, the Galaxy Unpacked event on September 1 will explore in-depth the groundbreaking features of the Galaxy Z Fold 2. 

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 launch event will be hosted via a live-stream event. Viewers can stream the broadcast on Samsung’s global website on September 1.

Galaxy Z Fold 2 specifications

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 gets a bigger 6.2-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2260 x 816 pixels on the outside cover screen. This exterior screen has a 60Hz refresh rate. You get a tiny hole-punch cutout on the top-centre portion of the display for the 10MP front camera. 

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Unfold the Galaxy Z Fold 2 and you get a bigger 7.6-inch Dynamic AMOLED Ultra-Thin Glass foldable screen with a 2,208 x 1,768 resolution. It has a 120Hz refresh rate. Like the cover screen, the screen on the inside has a punch-hole on the upper-right corner for a second 10MP selfie camera. Both the cover screen and the inner foldable screen feature support for HDR10+. 

Samsung claims to have worked on the hinge issues and launched the Galaxy Z Fold 2 with a ‘hideaway hinge’ that features sweeper fibres to provide better durability and dust resistance. We can expect more details on this at the upcoming Galaxy Unpacked event on September 1. 

The foldable phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ chipset paired with 12GB RAM and 256GB internal storage. Galaxy Z Fold 2 sports a 4,500 mAh battery with 25W fast charging support and 11W wireless charging support.

For optics, there is a triple-camera system on the back with a 12MP sensor at the helm. The other camera sensors include a 12MP ultra-wide lens and a 12MP f/2.4 telephoto lens. Like the Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra, Galaxy Z Fold 2 runs on Android 10-based One UI 2.0.

Galaxy Z Fold 2 price

Samsung is yet to announce the official pricing of Galaxy Z Fold 2. A listing on the Samsung UK website revealed that the Galaxy Z Fold 2 pricing will start at £1,799 (Roughly Rs 1,75,200).  

If Samsung plans to launch the Galaxy Z Fold 2 at £1,799, it will be £100 cheaper than the Galaxy Fold 5G, which is currently priced at £1,900 in the UK.

Also Read: Galaxy Z Fold 2 vs Galaxy Fold: What are the differences?
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first published: Aug 30, 2020 10:40 am

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