After showing us what its next foldable smartphone would look like earlier this month, Samsung is scheduled to officially introduce the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G during an event on September 1st, 2020. But many of the key details were just leaked by WinFuture.
Update: The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 is official, the leaked specs were right on the money… and it’s a lot of money. The phone is available starting September 18th for $2,000.
As expected, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G will look like the original Galaxy Fold… but better. Like the original, the phone folds in half to easily slide into a pocket or unfolds to provide a tablet-like experience.
And like the original, the new phone has a smaller cover display that lets you use apps without unfolding the phone. But the cover display is now significantly larger, the bezels are smaller, and when folded, the the phone looks more like… well, a phone.
Unfold the primary display and you’ll also see a slightly larger, higher resolution display. The screen refresh rate has also been doubled to 120 Hz. But the most immediately noticeable difference is that there’s no camera notch. That’s because it’s been replaced with a more subtle single-camera in a hole punch cut-out.
While the first Galaxy Fold smartphone had six cameras (three on the back, two on the inside, and one on the front), the Galaxy Z Fold2 5G drops the front cameras, upgrades the rear cameras, and keeps the same 10MP selfie shooter on the front.
WinFuture says Samsung has also redesigned the phone’s hinge, and the new model is said to do a better job of preventing dust from getting under the display and causing problems.
|Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G||Samsung Galaxy Fold|
|Primary display||7.6 inches|
2208 x 1768 pixels
2152 x 1536 pixels
|Cover display||6.2 inches|
2260 x 816 pixels
1680 x 720 pixels
|Rear Cameras||12MP wide-angle (f/1.8, 1.8μm)|
12MP telephoto (f/2.4, 1.0μm)
12MP ultra-wide angle (f/2.2, 1.12μm)
|16MP ultra-wide angle (f/2.2, 1.0μm)|
12MP wide-angle (f/1.5 to f/2.4, 1.4μm)
12MP telephoto (f/2.4, 1.0μm)
|Cover camera||10MP (f/2.2, 1.22μm)||10MP (f/2.2, 1.22μm)|
|Selfie camera||single camera (specs N/A)||10MP (f/2.2, 1.22μm)|
8MP RGB depth (f/1.9, 1.12μm)
|Battery||4,500 mAh||4,380 mAh (LTE)|
4,235 mAh (5G)
|Processor||Snapdragon 865+||Qualcomm Snapdragon 855|
|RAM||12GB LPDDR5||12GB LPDDR4X|
|Storage||256GB UFS 3.1||512GB UFS 3.0|
|Security||Fingerprint reader (side)||Fingerprint reader (side)|
|Dimensions||159.2mm x 128.2mm x 6.9mm||160.9mm x 117.9mm x 7.6mm|
|Weight||279 grams||276 grams|
something I’m not quite understanding about the specs…
the primary display is only 1.4″ larger than the cover display? there must be some weird aspect ratio math going on here.
While the winfuture article doesn’t mention the inside camera, it’s still in the phone, just a single hole punch this time. You can see it in the pictures showing the inside screen, and it’s really obvious in this chinese review video I found on GSMarena.
Whoops, you’re right, I missed that. I’ll update the comparison.
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