Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 arrives on September 18 for $1999

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in General Discussion edited September 2020
Details about the Galaxy Z Fold 2 have finally been provided by Samsung, with the foldable smartphone retailing for an eye-watering $1999.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2


In a live event on Tuesday, Samsung unveiled more details about the previously teased foldable phone. In addition to confirming more technical details that have leaked out over the last six months, the company announced the $1999 price as well.

Initially revealed alongside other new releases in early August, the Galaxy Z Fold 2 was outlined by Samsung, but a release date and pricing for the smartphone were not made available at the time. The Samsung website in the United Kingdom briefly displayed the UK price of the new model, before being taken down.

The Galaxy Z Fold 2 sports a larger 7.6-inch folding screen, up from 7.3 inches, and has a 6.23-inch screen on the front. The unit comes with 256GB of storage. Powered by a Snapdragon 865 chip with 12GB of RAM, the Galaxy Z Fold 2 also includes two 12-megapixel cameras with a 64-megapixel zoom version. Two 10MP selfie cameras are also included as well.

The main display has a 120Hz variable refresh rate, and the exterior 6.2-inch screen visible when the device is folded has a resolution of 2260 x 816.

Galaxy Z Fold 2 exterior display
Galaxy Z Fold 2 exterior display


As well as being able to select the either bronze or black for the device itself, customers can also elect to customize the device's hinge. Colors available for the hinge include red, blue, silver, or gold.

Samsung has spent time refining the hinge, which could help make it more resilient. The first version suffered issues with the screen during reviews, forcing Samsung to rethink the design before shipping a modified version months later.

Preorders for the device start on Tuesday, on AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile. Shipments are expected to start on September 18.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 10
    rob53rob53 Posts: 3,006member
    Two-grand for a folding phone? I wouldn't spend that much on a folding iPhone. I'd rather go boombox size and carry around a $2K MBP (especially once Apple releases their new laptops with cellular).
    gilly33watto_cobra
  • Reply 2 of 10
    This is really crazy. For only 1,37 inches more display when unfolded, you have to carry all the time a brick of two phones glued together.
    And for the same price man can buy an iPhone and an iPad.
    ronnlordjohnwhorfinwatto_cobra
  • Reply 3 of 10
    qwerty52 said:
    This is really crazy. For only 1,37 inches more display when unfolded, you have to carry all the time a brick of two phones glued together.
    And for the same price man can buy an iPhone and an iPad.
    And put up with Android 🤮

    Assuming you believe Samsung’s claims that all problems were sorted out.
    ronnqwerty52watto_cobra
  • Reply 4 of 10
    Wow for the price of 65 inch or 75 inch lcd tv I get a fold phone with all its bells and whistles. Nah not interested. 
    edited September 2020 ronnwatto_cobra
  • Reply 5 of 10
    hahahaha, hideous and 2K for it? hahahahaha ok sure. 
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 6 of 10
    cpsrocpsro Posts: 3,019member
    Where's the google discount? It must be very lucrative to acquire personal information about people who can not only afford but are silly enough to spend $2k on such a device.
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 7 of 10
    BeatsBeats Posts: 3,073member
    Remember when iKnockof morons(sorry, they really are) mocked Apple's prices?

    They certainly don't.
    ronnwatto_cobra
  • Reply 8 of 10
    This is going to appeal to the "my phone is more expensive than your phone" crowd.
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 9 of 10
    fallenjtfallenjt Posts: 4,050member
    Lame ass product. It’s too thick as a phone and too small as a tablet. The external and internal screens have different aspect ratioS when switching back and forth.
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 10 of 10
    avon b7avon b7 Posts: 6,339member
    Beats said:
    Remember when iKnockof morons(sorry, they really are) mocked Apple's prices?

    They certainly don't.
    Do you realise that when Apple shifted to $1,000 phones, Android handsets had long been around at far higher prices! 

    If people baulked at iPhone X pricing it was for different reasons.

    In fact, a little over a year after that release, Apple issued its first profit warning in 16 years and part of the reason was pricing, which not only has that been severely adjusted since then, but we now even have the low cost SE to help out with the bottom line. 
    muthuk_vanalingam
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