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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 unveiled (part 2): the best of both worlds – cnet

Samsung caused a sensation last year with its Galaxy Fold and Galaxy Z Flip, two folding smartphones that offer a different experience. The mobile phone giant has made its Z range of innovation, with the S range emphasizing photography and the Note range focusing on productivity. Its latest folding reference is quite logically called Galaxy Z Fold 2 and recovers the most interesting elements of the two previous models.

In general, here is what to remember from the data sheet of the latest folding flagship from Samsung:

Samsung has reduced the edges of the interior screen of its Z Fold 2 by 27%. We go from a diagonal of 7.3 to 7.6 inches. The external screen is 1.63 times larger than that of the first generation. We take advantage of an adaptive refresh rate of 120 Hz as on the Galaxy Note 20 UItra. For the sound part, the Galaxy Z Fold 2 relies on two stereo speakers.

The hinge of Samsung’s latest folding smartphone has been revised and strengthened. Composed of 60 elements, it can undergo 200,000 bending cycles which corresponds to 100 cycles per day for 5 years. In short, it’s the same promise as for the first Fold of the name. Samsung was inspired by the Z Flip since it is possible to open the Z Fold 2 only partially. Of course, the interface is optimized for this type of display called Flex Mode that we have already experienced on the Flip.

We also find the flagship features present on the Fold 1: App Continuity, split display, contextual display, etc. The Z Fold 2 also allows us to launch three application windows from the drop-down menu, display two windows of the same application, perform drag and drop and take screenshots of a single window in multitasking mode. .

On the photo and video side, the Z Flip Dual Preview function is there so that your subject can see himself when he strikes a pose or if you want to take a picture of yourself with one of the three sensors on the back of the terminal. With the Auto Framing function, the Galaxy Z Fold 2 detects your movements and automatically adjusts the angle and zoom when you are filming yourself. Note that this works with two people and that the tracking distance is between 1.5 and 2.5 meters.

Release date and price

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 will be available on September 18 at the price of 2020 euros and in the following colors: Mystic Black and Mystic Bronze. You can already pre-order it.

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