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Galaxy Unpacked | The Z Fold2 is Samsung's latest flagship foldable, but no-one can order it yet

The Galaxy Z Fold2 is revealed. (Source: Samsung)
The Galaxy Z Fold2 is revealed. (Source: Samsung)
Samsung had been slated to debut 5 different devices at its major showcase that took place today (August 5, 2020). However, the last of these to appear, the Galaxy Z Fold2, was introduced rather than launched. Nevertheless, there was an in-depth look at some of its updated flexible tech, as well as a premiere special guest-star unboxing.

Samsung has confirmed that it will launch a successor for the first-gen Galaxy Fold, and that it will be called the Z Fold2 instead. However, this foldable tablet will now not actually launch until September 1, 2020. Despite this, the OEM gave its audience a complete overview of its looks and design.

The Z Fold2 also saw an initial unboxing by the members of BTS, who helped illustrate some of its updated properties. They include the ability to remain open at various angles, a feature heretofore associated with the Galaxy Z Flip

This, according to Samsung, is done through the Z Fold2's new Hideaway Hinge, which contains symmetrical and opposing CAM posts that create the friction necessary to hold the device's 2 halves in place while partially opening or closing it.

They allow the new foldable to hold positions at various angles, and thus mimic a mini-notebook in some modes. The hinge also contains protective bristles, which are 75% the length of those in the Z Flip.

The main event that supports this measures 7.6 inches diagonally with a single punch-hole, a feature that is also found on the new full-panel secondary display. Samsung emphatically stated that the primary one now has ultra-thin glass (UTG) rather than the polyimide found in the original Fold.

It comprises the second layer of a new laminated panel that may impart more durability compared to its preceding generation. Samsung claims that even the adhesive that holds this new sandwich together is geared towards use in a flexible device.

The OEM also mentioned that the Z Fold2 will get an "all-day intelligent battery" divided between the tablet's 2 'leaves'. Together, they add up to a 4500mAh capacity. However, any further information, its price included, have been deferred until this new September 2020 event.


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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-08- 5 (Update: 2020-08- 5)