The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 has finally arrived in Malaysia, and we finally unfold it to know more about the device. Mainly, its specs, pricing, and availability. What else does the company’s 2nd generation Fold device hide under its sleeve? Let’s unfold it together.
“Our journey towards the next generation of mobile devices is full of originality and innovation,” “With the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2, we closely listened to user feedback to ensure we were bringing meaningful improvements to the hardware, while also developing new innovations to enhance the user experience. Further strengthened by our industry-leading partnerships with Google and Microsoft, we’re reshaping and redefining the possibilities of the mobile device experience.”Dr. TM Roh, President and Head of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 – Specifications
|Specs||Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2|
– 7.6” QXGA+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X Display (22.5:18) Infinity Flex Display (2208 x 1768), 373ppi
– 6.2” HD+ Super AMOLED Display (25:9), 2260 x 816, 386ppi
|Dimension and Weight||Folded: 68.0 x 159.2 x 16.8mm (Hinge) ~ 13.8mm(Sagging), 282g|
Unfolded: 128.2 x 159.2 x 6.9mm(Frame) ~ 6.0mm(Screen) , 282g
|Camera (Cover)||10MP Selfie Camera : F2.2, Pixel size: 1.22μm, FOV: 80˚|
|Camera (Front)||10MP Selfie Camera : F2.2, Pixel size: 1.22μm, FOV: 80˚|
|Camera (Rear)||12MP Ultra Wide Camera : F2.2 ,Pixel size: 1.12μm, FOV : 123˚|
12MP Wide-angle Camera : Super Speed Dual Pixel AF, OIS, F1.8, Pixel size: 1.8μm, FOV: 83˚
12MP Telephoto Camera : PDAF, F2.4, OIS, Pixel size: 1.0μm, FOV: 45˚
Dual OIS, 0.5x out and 2x in optical zoom, Up to 10x digital zoom, HDR10+ recording, Tracking AF
|AP||Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+|
|Memory||12GB RAM with 256GB internal storage (UFS3.1)|
|Battery||4500mAh (typical) dual battery|
|Charging||Fast Charging compatible on wired and wireless*|
|Network||[LTE]*: Enhanced 4X4 MIMO, 7CA, LAA, LTE|
Cat.20 – Up to 2Gbps Download / Up to 200Mbps Upload [5G]: Non-Standalone (NSA), Standalone (SA), Sub6 / mmWave
|Connectivity||[Wi-Fi] 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax HE80 MIMO, 1024QAM [Bluetooth]* Bluetooth® v 5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps), USB type-C, NFC, Location (GPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeiDou)[Ultra Wide Band]|
|SIM Card||One eSIM and one Nano SIM|
|Payment(Samsung Pay)||Credit & debit cards: supports MST and/or NFC|
Membership cards, Gift cards, Transit cards, Reward point service
|Sensors||Capacitive Fingerprint sensor (side), Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyro sensor, Geomagnetic sensor, Hall sensor, Proximity sensor, Light sensor|
|Authentication||Lock type: pattern, PIN, password|
Biometric lock type: Side-mounted Fingerprint sensor*, Face recognition
Surround sound with Dolby Atmos technology (Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus included.)
|Security||Knox protection: real-time monitoring and protection.|
Virus, malware prevention. (Powered by McAfee)
Secure Folder: a secure space on the device to keep content such as apps, photos and videos, secured by fingerprint scanning.
|Colors||Mystic Black, Mystic Bronze|
|In the Box||Galaxy Z Fold2, Data Cable, Travel Adapter, Ejection Pin, Quick Start Guide, Earphones (USB Type-C) with sound by AKG, Galaxy Z Premier Service Leaflet, Brand Story Leaflet|
What’s most interesting about the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 is its display, the foldable display especially. The cover display has now been enlarged to a 6.2-inch HD+ Super AMOLED (2260 x 816) Infinity-O display, while the inner main display has a 7.6-inch QXGA+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X Infinity Flex (2208 x 1768) panel with an adaptable 120Hz refresh rate.
Running on Samsung’s proprietary Exynos 990 processor, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 is paired with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.1 based storage. The device weighs 282g, and has a side mounted fingerprint sensor, as well as facial recognition for authentication.
In the camera department, the rear has a triple camera system consisting of a 12MP ultra-wide angle sensor, a 12MP wide main sensor (Super Speed Dual Pixel AF, OIS), and a 12MP telephoto sensor. In the inner main display, there’s a 10MP sensor in the cutout notch, where the front camera on the cover display will have the same 10MP sensor as well.
With Flex mode, Capture View Mode will let you see the photo or video you just took or review up to five of your most recent captures on the bottom half of the Main Screen, while the preview of your next shot will be on the top half. A new feature would be Auto Framing, where the Z Fold2 is capable of recording hands-free video by tracking the subject. When it detects a 2nd person, it would also zoom in/out to keep both persons in frame.
With Dual Preview mode, users can use the Main and Cover Screen at the same time. This allows both parties to see what’s being captured and review their poses in real-time before the shot is taken. Also, with the Dual Preview feature, you can use the rear cameras to take a high-quality selfie with the Cover Screen acting as your viewfinder.
In terms of connectivity, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 is 5G-enabled, compatible with both Sub6 and mmWave. It also has Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 6 with Ultra Wide Band (UWB), and dual-SIM capabilities – one eSIM and one Nano SIM. Audio wise, the Z Fold2 has a pair of high-dynamic dual speakers, giving it a stereo effect when it comes to media playback.
Despite having two sides to play with, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 only has two batteries making up a total of 4,500mAh capacity battery. It supports fast charging on both wired USB Type-C and wireless charging. On top of that, it also has the same Wireless PowerShare feature found on the Galaxy S20 and Note 20 series.
With the Hideaway Hinge that fits seamlessly into the device body with the CAM mechanism, it enables free standing capabilities that power the all new Flex mode experiences, just like the ones found on the Galaxy Z Flip. Galaxy Z Fold2 also employs sweeper technology, first introduced on the Galaxy Z Flip, within the gap between the body and hinge housing to repel dust and undesirable particles.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 can also be customized with different colours for the Hideaway Hinge. Using an online tool, you can customize your own Z Fold2 with four different Hideaway Hinge colours – Metallic Silver, Metallic Gold, Metallic Red, Metallic Blue. Unfortunately, this customization isn’t available for the Malaysian market.
Those who purchase the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 will also gain access to the Galaxy Z Premier Service. This is an on-demand concierge support for the Z Fold2 from a dedicated team of product experts. Z Fold2 owners will also be given a one-time device protection against accidental display damage within one year of purchasing date.
Of course, the Z Fold2 is also one of the eligible devices that qualifies for three generations of Android operating system upgrades. To learn more this, click here.
Pricing And Availability
For the Malaysian market, The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 will be priced at RM 7,999 and will be available for pre-order starting from the 11th of September 2020 and will be officially available on the 25th of September. Those who purchase the Galaxy Z Fold2 during the pre-order period will be able to bring home a free pair of Galaxy Buds Live (worth RM 699) and a Montblanc Card Holder worth RM 655.
Pre-order is available both at selected Samsung Experience stores or Samsung E-Store.