The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 made its debut in Malaysia earlier today, and we have finally got some hands-on time with Samsung’s third generation foldable device.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G
To recap, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2’s main highlight is its foldable display. Compared to the original Fold, 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 the Snapdragon 865+ 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.
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 till the 24th of September. It will be officially available for purchase nationwide 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.