Galaxy Z Fold 2 caught in the wild ahead of August 5 launch
Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G has been caught in the wild in a live photo. The device is the sequel to the contentious Galaxy Fold but picks up the ‘Z’ branding of the flip as expected but its lengthy name is quite the mouthful.
As has become increasingly normal ahead of major smartphone launches, we have now had just about every detail of the forthcoming Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G leaked ahead of its launch. This includes is specifications and even a blurry photo or two of its official renders. Now, the eagerly awaited foldable has been caught in the flesh confirming design leaks dating back months.
As has been well-documented, the original design failed miserably in the hands of reviewers ahead of its launch and then caused some grief for others even after its revised and improved design hit the market. (Our own Galaxy Fold unit ended up with grit in the hinge that destroyed its usability following a failed Samsung ‘Care’ repair.) The new Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G will make several major improvements to the design of the original device, including durability.
A key improvement, as seen here, is that the Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G will have a larger 7.7-inch display main display -- up from 7.3-inches and this looks to be quite apparent in the live photo. It also loses the rather large notch which has been replaced by a single in-display selfie camera. The bezels of the main display have also been cut right down which, when combined with the deletion of the notch looks to be how Samsung has achieved the larger display in a device with a similar overall footprint to the original.
Its official unveiling is just about a week away now, so expect to see it front and back in all its glory on August 5 – assuming we don’t see it in all its glory ahead of time.
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