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Galaxy Z Fold 2 display detailed by Samsung ahead of release, features world first 1.4R curvature

The Galaxy Z Fold 2 display has several new features including a 1.4R curvature. (Image: Samsung)
The Galaxy Z Fold 2 display has several new features including a 1.4R curvature. (Image: Samsung)
Samsung Display has detailed several of the foldable display advances in the new panel found in the Galaxy Z Fold 2. No doubt, the move is aimed at assuring would-be customers that the panel is robust and can withstand everyday rigours in a way that wasn’t guaranteed with the original Fold launched last year.
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Pre-orders of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 are well ahead of the company’s expectations and the company looks keen to ensure that sales momentum and the initial enthusiasm for the device continues. Ahead of its release to market, Samsung Display has detailed a number of key features found in the new Fold 2 foldable panel that make it more advanced than the controversial first generation plastic covered panel.

According to Samsung, a key feature of the new Fold 2 display is that it is the first to market with a 1.4R (1.4 mm) curvature. This allows the display to fold flatter than the original Fold and also helps to keep dust from getting where it shouldn't. As with the Galaxy Z Flip, it is now covered in flexible ultra-thin glass (UTG) that when combined with additional layers acts as a cushion when the panel is folded, reducing what is known as ‘folding stress.’

Samsung has also had the durability of the folding display independently certified for 200,000 folds by Bureau Veritas, which is good to know as the tight curvature of the panel could have potentially affected its overall durability. The 2208 x 1768 7.6-inch panel has also received “Eye Care Display” certification with blue light emissions the lowest on the market at just 6.5 percent. Like the new 120 Hz Dynamic AMOLED 2X display on the Galaxy Note20 Ultra, the Fold 2 display sports a content adaptive refresh rate that varies between 11 Hz to 120 Hz.

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Sanjiv Sathiah
Sanjiv Sathiah - Senior Tech Writer - 1234 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I have been writing about consumer technology over the past ten years, previously with the former MacNN and Electronista, and now Notebookcheck since 2017. My first computer was an Apple ][c and this sparked a passion for Apple, but also technology in general. In the past decade, I’ve become increasingly platform agnostic and love to get my hands on and explore as much technology as I can get my hand on. Whether it is Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Linux, Nintendo, Xbox, or PlayStation, each has plenty to offer and has given me great joy exploring them all. I was drawn to writing about tech because I love learning about the latest devices and also sharing whatever insights my experience can bring to the site and its readership.
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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2020-09-16 (Update: 2020-09-16)