Released in 2019, the first Galaxy Fold offered a glimpse at how the future may look lie but suffered some from some display issues which disappointed many potential users, who expected something more reliable for the high price tag.
The release of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 shows that Samsung has learned from its past mistakes, as the new device lives up to the high build quality and excellent display standard for which the Korean giant is known, offering a pleasant experience which blends great features.
With a price tag of $2,000, the device is quite expensive in a year ravaged by a global pandemic. However it is important to take into account that it is marketed as a luxury good from the start, aimed towards customers who enjoy bleeding edge technology and are willing to pay for it.
The overall design is similar to that of the Galaxy Fold, but there are major improvements. The hinge is more flexible and can maintain its position at any angle. A self-cleaning system will ensure that the mechanism won’t be blocked by dust or dirt.
Samsung worked hard to deliver a premium experience, and the specs are on par. At the heart of the device is a Snapdragon 865+ SoC, 12GB of RAM, 256GB of built-in storage space, and support for fast charging and fast wireless charging. The dual displays are quite generous in size and offer an immersive experience.
The rear of the device is covered in matte glass and features the 12MP camera sensors, which provide great photos and videos. A fingerprint scanner, which is side-mounted, offers a quick way to unlock the device, and the 4500 mAh battery will offer a generous amount of active screen time before it needs to be recharged. With the help of Wireless PoweShare, you can also use the device to charge wireless accessories.
Overall the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 offers a great experience despite the premium price.