Update, 3 September 2020 (12:04 PM NPT): It has been confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 is heading to the Nepali market. Samsung is yet to reveal anything about the pre-booking date and its price in Nepal. However, we expect it to cost anywhere between NPR 200,000-2,05,000 in Nepal, which is definitely not a pocket change for a phone.
Original, 1 September 2020 (05:42 PM NPT): After partially showing the Galaxy Z Fold 2 last month, Samsung has officially unveiled the new foldable today. And considering it’s a third-gen device, it’s better in every way possible than its predecessor.
Coming back from the 7.3-inch display, the Fold 2 now sees an upgraded 7.6-inch panel. The display also has Ultra-Thin Glass (UTG) for better image quality.
The external screen, though, is much interesting as it has a larger 6.2-inch panel that almost covers the entire “front” when folded. This now makes it much usable, in fact, you can use the Fold 2 closed. Similarly, both the front-facing camera and the internal camera have been placed inside punch holes.
The Fold 2’s hinge is another thing that comes improved now that it’s a third-generation design. Samsung likes to call it Hideaway hinge as it adds a CAM mechanism that allows the Fold 2 to stand on its own from 75 to 115 degrees — kinda like a laptop.
Much like the Galaxy Z Flip 5G, Samsung has put a sweeper structure in the middle of the body and the hinge to protect it from dust and particles for the longevity of the device. More importantly, the gap is now smaller than that of the Z Flip — this should at least refrain the device from sucking up all the dust.
The hinge color is customizable, with select markets getting the choice of Metallic Silver, Metallic Gold, Metallic Blue, and Metallic Red option.
The screen inside is a Dynamic AMOLED panel with a 120Hz refresh rate. The refresh rate is adaptable and can change depending on the usage. The S Pen support rumors turn out to be false, as it won’t have it. The resolution sits at 2,208 x 1,768 pixel and the bezels are also kept at a minimal, which is an improvement over the original Fold.
The display outside is a Super AMOLED panel with a 60Hz refresh rate. It has a 2,260 x 816-pixel resolution and a 25:9 aspect ratio, which is quite tall than usual smartphones. Both external and internal display supports HDR10+, while the fingerprint scanner is placed at the side, which makes it easier to reach when the phone is closed or open.
Powering the Galaxy Z Fold 2 is a Snapdragon 865+ chipset coupled up with 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB of onboard storage. The phone supports 5G connectivity — it’s mmWave.
At the back, the phone has triple cameras — three 12MP sensors with different lenses. The main shooter has OIS and f/1.8 lens, and it borrows the sensor from the Galaxy S20 with 1.8μm pixels. The remaining two lenses are a telephoto module with 2x zoom and an ultra-wide one with an f/2.2 lens, 1.12µm pixels, and 12mm angle of view.
The Galaxy Z Fold 2, this time, gets two selfie cameras — inside and outside. Both are 10MP f/2.2 cameras with 1.22µm of the pixel.
Keeping the lights on is a 4,500mAh battery with 25W fast wired charging and 11W wireless charging with reverse wireless charging.
Pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 starts from tomorrow with sales beginning from September 18 across 40 different countries. You can purchase the only available 256GB variant for $1,999, that’s unless you live in China, where it will be available in 512GB variant starting September 9.
Samsung is said to launch the Galaxy Z Fold 2 in Nepal as well, but given its astronomical price in the international market, we have less hope of it succeeding here.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 Price in Nepal (Expected)
|Model/Variant||Price in Nepal (Expected)|
|Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2||NPR 2,04,999|