Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 announced as the Fold sequel

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 announced as the Fold sequel

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 feels like the maturation of Samsung’s folding formula. The original Fold hit plenty of bumps and, even, had to be recalled to have some major quirks fixed, but the idea is definitely intriguing and the sequel might nail it.

We’ve already gotten a good look at the Galaxy Z Fold 2 and it isn’t all that different from its predecessor. New features like a larger outer screen and notch-less inner-display are the more obvious differences for this iteration.

Samsung has yet to reveal comprehensive details about pricing and release date but the Galaxy Z Fold 2 UK details have recently emerged. Samsung also revealed it would be hosting an “Unpacked Part 2” on September 1 that appears to focus on the new folding phone, so you can expect to hear more then.

We’ll be keeping this page up to date with all you need to know regarding the price, specs, release date and more of the Galaxy Z Fold 2 so be sure to check back.

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The UK pricing is set to be less than the Galaxy Fold

Many people were left aghast when Samsung announced the price of the original Galaxy Fold – hitting shelves in the UK for £1899. The stunning price made it one of the most expensive smartphones ever, not counting those gold-encrusted monstrosities.

According to Max Weinbach of XDADevelopers, the Galaxy Z Fold 2 is expected to launch in the UK for £100 less than its predecessor.

The price drop doesn’t quite make it a bargain but it can’t hurt. Alongside the pricing, you can now view the Galaxy Z Fold 2 on the Samsung UK store but pre-ordering isn’t live just yet. The device is expected to be released on September 18.

The outer display is no longer tiny

We saw it in the leaks and now it’s official: the Galaxy Z Fold 2 has a far larger outer display. On the first Fold, the outside display was a mere 4.6-inches and we often found it far too small to do anything productive. Yes, it was fine for answering calls and reading a message, but anything more was tricky.

Thankfully, for the Z Fold 2 we’ve got a far larger 6.2-inch outer screen with a much slimmer bezel running around it. While we haven’t held the device yet, it does seem like you’ll be opening the device a lot less if you’re doing something that doesn’t require a larger canvas.

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There’s much more screen inside

It’s not just the outer display that has seen some upgrades as Samsung has also fixed some of our qualms with the internal panel too. Gone is the strange cutout for the camera, replaced with a far smaller and less intrusive circular hole. It’s slightly bigger too, at 7.6-inches as opposed to 7.3. These displays also use the same UTG (ultra thing glass) as the Z Flip which should offer a more durable covering than than before.

Another similarity with the Z Flip is the ability to have the device sit up, almost like a mini laptop. Samsung said it has reworked the hinge for this.

It comes in a lovely Mystic Bronze hue

Samsung has a new flagship colour with most of its new products and that’s a sleek Mystic Bronze. This colour has elements of pink and gold and we found it very alluring when we played about with the Note 20 Ultra and Galaxy Watch Active 3. It’s not quite as a garish and lurid as other gold colours either, which is always a benefit.

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Samsung says it has worked on the engineered and partnered closer with Google and Microsoft

There’s no denying the Fold had some initial issues. It was delayed, had problems with the display and just often didn’t feel like a device that cost nearly £2000. For the Z Fold 2, Samsung has said it has refined the engineering and hopefully this means it’s more of a durable device.

To push the utility of a foldable phone further, Samsung has said it is “building on our longstanding partnerships with Google and Microsoft to design an unrivalled foldable experience.”

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