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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2: a new leak may confirm the same 120Hz limitations as the Note 20 Ultra

The Z Fold2 5G. (Source: YouTube)
The Z Fold2 5G. (Source: YouTube)
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G will launch for the first time on September 1, 2020. However, any remaining mystique around this second-gen flexible-display phablet may have been disspelled by what looks convincingly like a leaked ad for the device. It indicates that the Z Fold2 has a 120Hz refresh rate, but with an increasingly familiar caveat.

The Galaxy Z Fold2 is Samsung's second true flagship foldable device, and the OEM is going all out to push the idea that it is also the ultimate in its category. At least, this is the impression given by its latest leak. It consists of what may be an English-language video ad for the phablet, posted by SparrowsNews on August 22, 2020.

The clip in question does look polished and professional, and also showcases numerous Z Fold2 details outlined by Samsung itself at its last major product event, including its 7.6-inch ultra-thin glass-covered main display, Flex UI and support for wireless DeX.

Furthermore, it highlights a new feature called Adaptive Flex Mode, by which its rear cameras can be operated hands-free. The voice-over also emphasizes the Z Fold2's multi-tasking capabilities, touting it as a "do-it-all" device (so as to tear some strips off its recently-launched rival in this general space, the Microsoft Surface Duo, perhaps?).

All in all, it is a compelling candidate for a real ad that may start to be seen for the upcoming Samsung 5G foldable everywhere. However, should this be the case, it may impart some disappointment for fans looking to it for confirmation that there will be a 120 hertz (Hz) display refresh rate present.

According to the "ad", the Z Fold2 will indeed have this premium spec. However, it will not be able to avoid the same small print that plagues the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra in the same respect: the setting will only be available in some display modes, more than likely FHD but not QHD. This may be indicated in a disclaimer set into one corner of the screen during the part of the ad in which the Fold2's singular display prowess is promoted.

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Some small print could be interpreted to mean that 120Hz is not available in all screen modes on the Z Fold2 5G. (Source: YouTube)
Some small print could be interpreted to mean that 120Hz is not available in all screen modes on the Z Fold2 5G. (Source: YouTube)

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-08-22 (Update: 2020-08-24)
Deirdre O'Donnell
I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.