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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 formally announced, the best foldable phone right now?

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Following its official teaser reveal at the Galaxy Note20 launch, Samsung today has formally launched the Galaxy Z Fold2 showing its full glory as well as its complete specifications and features.
This is the new fold

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 could be the foldable smartphone to beat this year

On paper, the handset is a massive step-up coming from the prototype-looking Galaxy Fold last year. The new Fold goes with a much-improved design, beefier internals, modern connectivity features, and an array of new features making it pretty compelling for multitaskers on the go.
How it folds
How it folds

This time, the handset features 2 displays. It boasts a 22.5:18 7.6-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X Main Screen with a 120Hz refresh rate and a 25:9 6.2-inch Super AMOLED Cover Screen with a 60Hz refresh rate HD+ resolution. Both screens have slimmer bezels and center-aligned punch-holes (Infinity-O) to house a 10MP f/2.2 selfie camera each. The main display comes with an 11Hz to 120Hz Adaptive refresh rate tech.
Galaxy Note20-like back design
Galaxy Note20-like back design

Samsung also boasts a new hinge technology called "Hideaway Hinge" and a CAM mechanism that folds from 75 to 115 degrees. It also has a sturdier base when unfolded and an improved sweeper technology to remove dirt and dust on the hinge.
When unfolded
When unfolded

Basically, in the full-screen mode, it works like a tablet. It also has a Flex mode bringing extra flexibility to Cover Screen and Main Screen and a Half folded mode.
Cover Screen mode
Cover Screen mode

The Flex Mode also gives its users extra controls when half folded like if you are watching videos, the other half of the display may show recommended videos.

The South Korean firm also claimed that the device has an improved Multi-Active Window which supports multiple apps to make multitasking and maximize the screens of the smartphone/tablet foldable device.

It also has a screen-to-screen transition experience and Dual Preview where the second screen acts as a preview screen.

Under the hood, the device screams premium and modern. It sports the 3.09GHz 7nm SD865+ SoC, 12GB LPDDR5 RAM, and 256GB UFS 3.1 storage. It also has an ample 4,500mAh battery with USB-C fast charging, wireless charging, and reverse wireless charging AKA Wireless PowerShare.

At the back, it uses a trio of 12MP sensors with ultra-wide and telephoto in a Galaxy Note20-like camera island.

It also has an auto-framing feature with machine learning and AI that tracks your movement and frames users automatically.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 Specs

Display: 7.6-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X screen w/ 120Hz refresh rate, HDR10+, QXGA+ 2208 x 1768 at 373 ppi, 6.2-inch Super AMOLED screen w/ 60Hz refresh rate HD+ 2260 x 816 resolution at 386 ppi
CPU: 3.09GHz 7nm Snapdragon 865 Plus octa-core processor
GPU: Adreno 650
RAM: 12GB LPDDR5
ROM: 256GB UFS 3.1
Back Camera:12MP f/1.8 w/ Super Speed Dual Pixel AF, OIS + 12MP f/2.2 w/ 123-degree ultra-wide-angle + 12MP f/2.4 w/ PDAF, OIS, 2x optical zoom + LED flash
Selfie Camera: 2x 10MP f/2.2
Battery: 4,500mAh w/ 25W fast charging, 11W wireless charging, reverse wireless charging
OS: Android 10 w/ One UI 2.5
Connectivity: WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4/5GHz), 5G, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, OTG, NFC, GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou, dual SIM (nano + eSIM)
Sensors: Accelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, gyroscope, sound, magnetic, pressure
Others: Side-mounted fingerprint sensor, face unlock, stereo speakers, UHQ 32-bit/DSD audio, Dolby Atmos, USB-C, Colors: Mystic Black, Mystic Bronze, Hinge Colors: Metallic Silver, Metallic Gold, Metallic Blue, Metallic Red
Dimensions: 159.2 x 128.2 x 6.9 mm (unfolded), 159.2 x 68.0 x 16.8 mm (folded)
Weight: 282 g
Price: TBC

The device is available in Mystic Black and Mystic Bronze colorways and you can customize the hinge color to Metallic Silver, Metallic Gold, Metallic Blue, and Metallic Red. There is also a Thom Browne version that will retail in other parts of the world on a later date.

The new fold will be available in the Philippines on September 25, 2020, on select Samsung Online Partners. On October 2, it will be available from select Authorized Samsung Stores.

Pre-order starts on September 12 until 24, 2020.

Samsung said that those who will get the Fold2 will get access to the Galaxy Z Premier Service 
on-demand concierge support and allowing them to be automatically enrolled in Samsung Care+ with one-time device protection against accidental damage within one year.

South Korea price with direct to PHP conversion (no taxes and duties yet):

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 - KRW 2,400,000 (around PHP 98.3K)

In South Korea, the new fold is priced at KRW 2,400,000 or around PHP 98.3K.

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