A few weeks back Samsung launched the Galaxy Note 20 at Unpacked. It closed off the show by teasing its new Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 ‘soon’. Well now soon has come. This is everything we know about the new foldable and how much it costs in Australia.
I personally only had a short time with it, and I didn’t want to call it a review. Regardless, my main takeaway was curiosity and excitement about what the future held for foldable tech. Although price remains a inhibitor across all brands.
Almost one year (and a slightly different name) later these feelings haven’t dissipated. I’m itching to try the second generation Fold — and now just so I could include butt shots on site again.
This time around Aussie don’t need to wait for a second run of devices — they’re coming out this month.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 Specs
In 2020 we’ve got a slightly larger device. The Galaxy Fold 2 has a 7.6-inch AMOLED display (last year it was 7.3-inches) with a 6.2-inch out display.
As for the cameras, the main change here is the introduction of Samsung’s Infinity-0 display to the Galaxy Z Fold 2. This means that rather than a bezel it has a 10MP selfie came baked into the screen.
At the rear of the device there’s a triple array containing a 12 MP wide angle lens,12 MP ultra wide angle lens and 12MP telephoto lens. Last year’s device was similar, but had a 16 MP ultra wide camera
Under the hood you’ll find a Snapdragon 865+ processor, which is unique to Samsung foldables in Australia. For the S and Note series we always end up with Exynos.
Elsewhere you’ll find the same 12GB RAM as well as 256GB and 512GB storage options — though in Australia we’re just getting the 256GB version.
As for tor the battery it’s also gotten a small bump from 4,380Mah up 50 4,500Mah. It also has fast and wireless charging.
Once again the Galaxy Fold 2 doesn’t have an IP rating, so you’ll want to keep this one away from aquatic shaped danger zones. But you can get yourself an eSIM if you’re all about that digital telco life.
It will come with Android 10 and will get itself a nice slice of Android 11 at some point.
Here’s a full list of the key specs compared to last year.
|Galaxy Z Fold 2||Galaxy Fold|
|Outside Display||6.2-inch 60Hz||4.6-inch 60Hz|
|Inside Display||7.6-inch 120Hz||7.3-inch 60Hz|
|Rear Cameras||12MP + 12MP + 12MP||12MP + 12MP + 16MP|
|Processor||Snapdragon 865+||Snapdragon 855|
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 Price Australia
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 will cost $2,999. It’s no cheap but on the plus side, it hasn’t gone up in price since last year.
Pre-orders will open on September 9 and it will come in Mystic Black and Mystic Bronze.
The Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 will be available to pre-order from September 9 from Samsung’s online store and select retailers. It will then on sale from September 25.
If you’d prefer to buy on a plan, all three major telcos will be stocking it. You’ll be able to pick one up from Optus and Vodafone from Septemer 25 and Telstra from October 9.