The Samsung Galaxy Fold was an impressive phone that was almost born dead from the multitude of problems it gave to journalists who were able to test it before its launch: it turns out that it was especially fragile, so much so that its launch had to be delayed and improvements made to its design. . It was not enough.
But the truth is that the first Galaxy Fold was not a phone that was going to be a best-seller: it was something aspirational, an idea executed to show that it could be done. With the Galaxy Z Fold 2, Samsung is now saying that it is not only possible to make a foldable phone, but it is possible to make it beautiful, powerful, and most importantly, useful.
In a sneak peek for journalists, Samsung has showcased the many enhancements made to the Galaxy Z Fold 2, from apps that run full-screen using the entire 7.6-inch surface of its interior to better feature implementations we all take for granted. , like the camera, for example. Since the phone has an interior and an exterior screen, it is possible to take selfies by showing the person the photo in real time.
It’s these details that make the Galaxy Z Fold 2 seem like a less weird phone that can really be used as normal for work or play. Depending on what we are doing, the phone will adapt, starting with the fluidity of the screen.
If we are reading a text, its screen that reaches up to 120 hertz, will reduce the frequency with which it updates the image to consume less battery. And in the same way, if you are playing a video game, the frequency will be increased to the maximum possible to make it as fluid as possible.
And in the event that you do not want to use the mobile with the body open, the outer screen is perfect for handling it. Being closed, the mobile is much thicker, but it is also easier to maneuver with just one hand on its thinner and somewhat smaller screen, since it is still 6.2 inches in a very elongated format.
Certainly, the screen system that Samsung has included in the Galaxy Z Fold 2 is impressive, not only because inside it is perfectly symmetrical and gigantic, only with a hole for the selfie camera; but also on the outside, as the screen occupies the entire body, with hardly any edges. It looks like a very futuristic device.
But in the past, this design was a serious problem: if a speck of dust got through the hinge of the phone, it could damage the interior screen. To solve this, Samsung has introduced a new more compact and closed hinge system that also includes tiny dusters that expel dirt. Thus, nothing enters the fragile interior of the mobile.
Not everything is a screen on the Galaxy Z Fold 2, although looking at it closely, surely you cannot think of anything else. It includes a Snapdragon 865 processor inside, which is surely an Exynos 990 in Spain (Samsung has not confirmed it yet); 12GB of RAM; 256GB of storage space (UFS 3.1, the fastest of the moment); and a battery with fast and wireless charging of 4,500mAh. Everything that you can ask of a high-end phone, although its capabilities we have not yet been able to put them to the test.
We leave the camera system for last, which includes three rear cameras (wide-angle, wide-angle and telephoto) of 12 megapixels each, as well as two cameras for selfies: the one on the outer screen and the one on the inner screen, both 10MP. .
By the type of cameras included, it can be intuited that the Galaxy Z Fold 2 will take photos similar to those of the Galaxy S20 Ultra, although it does not include a long-range zoom like this model. It does not look like this is going to be a leading device in this area, but it will know how to defend itself well both for recording and for taking good photos.
Samsung has even introduced several exclusive video recording modes to this model, such as figure tracking when recording with the phone sitting on your own body. They seem like a curiosity rather than something the end user will actively employ, but at least they leverage the phone’s design for something new.