Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 announced: Everything you need to know

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 Official Render

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Last year, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Fold, the first foldable smartphone from the brand. Today at its Galaxy Unpacked event, it announced the official follow-up to that phone, the confusingly named Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2.

The new “Z” part of the name is likely a reference to the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, another foldable device that earned more critical acclaim and a better commercial response than the Galaxy Fold. With the debacle surrounding the original Fold’s release, Samsung likely chose the name to connect this new phone more closely with the successful Galaxy Z Flip.

That all being said, let’s dive into what the Galaxy Z Fold 2 offers!

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2: A design overhaul

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 Official Render Closed

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Overall, the Galaxy Z Fold 2 operates just like the Galaxy Fold. In its closed state, the device looks like an incredibly thick “normal” smartphone, with a display, a front-facing camera, etc. You unfold the device like a book, which exposes the foldable inner display. This allows you to easily jump from a smartphone experience to a tablet-like experience.

Samsung did make some big design changes with the Galaxy Z Fold 2, though. Both the outer and inner displays are larger than what we saw on the Galaxy Fold, for a start. The 6.2-inch outer display, in particular, covers most of the front of the phone. This is a stark contrast to the downright small outer display on the original Fold. The large notch on the 7.6-inch inner display is also gone, with a display cutout taking its place. This just like how we saw it on the Galaxy Z Flip. However, the inner display has a 120Hz refresh rate, which is a nice upgrade.

Covering the inner display is ultra-thin glass (UTG), which should make it more durable than the original plastic covering of the Galaxy Fold. If you’ll remember, this was a huge problem for the Galaxy Fold and a major reason the launch was such a mess.

Inside, you’ll find a 4,500mAh battery, which is slightly larger than the one in the Galaxy Fold.

The rear camera module also got a complete redesign, with the new version looking very much like what we see on the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series.

As with the original Fold, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, a USB-C port on the bottom, and no headphone jack. The foldable will come in two colours: Mystic Black and Mystic Bronze. There will also, eventually, be a Thom Browne edition that will feature the iconic red, white, and blue aesthetic of the popular fashion brand.

Other unknown details

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 Official Render Folding

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Samsung didn’t announce any other specs, pricing, or availability information for the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2. Instead, it committed to delivering more information about launch details on September 1, 2020. This is when pre-orders will begin.

Rumours suggest the pricing for the Galaxy Z Fold 2 will be similar to the nearly $2,000 price of the original Fold. We’ll need to wait and see what Samsung has in mind.


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  • Samsung has expanded its Windows 10 integration with the Galaxy Note 20.
  • You can control mobile apps on your PC using Your Phone, and sync notes with OneNote.
  • Microsoft Outlook is also the default mail app for the Galaxy Watch 3.

Samsung’s integration with Windows 10 is getting tighter with the arrival of the Galaxy Note 20. The smartphone maker has expanded its Microsoft partnership with features that should make it considerably easier to work with content on your phone.

Most significantly, Your phone now lets you control Note 20’s mobile apps directly from your PC. You currently have to run one at a time (multi-app support will come later in 2020), but it can operate in a window alongside other desktop apps. This could be helpful if you need to keep up with a conversation in a messaging app, or just want to run something that has little to no PC support.

Notetakers will also appreciate an impending upgrade. Samsung Notes will soon sync your drawings with your OneNote feed in Outlook on the web or through OneNote as an image. You could see your notes from a class or meeting on your PC moments after you’ve written them.

Samsung Reminders will also sync with Windows 10 through Microsoft Outlook, Teams, and To Do.

And yes, the connection between Samsung phones and Xbox gaming is improving. The Xbox Game Pass app will be available from Samsung’s Galaxy Store on September 15 to access content and stream games using Project xCloud. If you pre-order the Galaxy Note 20, there’s an option for a Gaming Bundle that includes three months of Game Pass Ultimate as well as a PowerA MOGA XP5-X controller. You’ll need to live in one of 22 cloud gaming-friendly markets (including North America, Europe, or South Korea) to take advantage of this.

The expansion goes beyond smartphones as well. The Galaxy Watch 3 will use Outlook as its native email app, helping you keep tabs on work (and beyond) from your wrist. This probably won’t be the decisive factor in choosing a Samsung watch over alternatives, but it could be helpful if you’re already deep into Microsoft’s ecosystem.

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  • Google’s file management app now has a ‘Safe Folder’ feature.
  • The feature lets users lock away important files behind a PIN.

Google is now giving users a simple way to protect files on their smartphones through its Files by Google app. Dubbed Safe Folder, the feature secures files within this folder behind a four-digit PIN.

The idea is pretty straightforward. Users can move their important files to the folder within the app, be it identity documents, audio recordings, or photographs. The folder locks immediately after users navigate away from or close the app, and the PIN will be required to regain access.

It’s a simple solution to securing data on devices that don’t support native app locks or secure folders.

The Files by Google app is now reportedly used by over 150 million people globally after it launched in 2017 primarily as a management tool for low storage devices. Google renamed the app back in 2018, repositioning it as a jack-of-all-trades file and folder tool for Android.

Click the button below to download Files by Google. If you’d rather explore other file management tools, you can visit this article to browse the selection available for Android.