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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 launched in China, starts at ¥16,999 (~$2,483)

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Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy Z Fold 2 foldable smartphone in China. The phone was first on September 1 for the US, UK and European markets. The second-generation Galaxy Fold will retail fo 16,999 yuan (~$2483) in China. The company also unveiled the Galaxy Z Fold 2 Thom Browne edition which will go on sale for 27,199 yuan (~$3972). Here is a recap of the Galaxy Z Fold 2 specs, including the China-specific details.Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2

The Samsung Galaxy Z fold 2 5G smartphone features a bigger display both on the inside and outside. It also comes wit an improved design as well as the latest and powerful Snapdragon 865+ chipset.

The Z Fold 2’s external screen has been upgraded from the previous 4.6 inches to an impressive 6.2 inches. The full-view aperture screen design greatly improves its usability. The improved size means the phone can be used as a complete large-screen mobile phone in the folded state.Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2

In the unfolded state, the Galaxy Z Fold 2 will become a 7.6 -inch phablet with an ultra-narrow bezel design, an area increased by 13.5% compared to the previous generation and a resolution of 2213×1689 pixels. The display also supports an adaptive 120Hz refresh rate which makes playing games more enjoyable and is covered by Corning’s Gorilla Glass Victus

In terms of hinges, Samsung tapped from the feedback received from the first-gen model. The Galaxy Z Fold 2 uses an invisible hinge to fit the body precisely. Its cam structure can realize multi-angle rotation stop technology and supports a new adaptive split-screen mode. In terms of screen protection, Galaxy Z Fold2 uses ultra-thin flexible glass (UTG) with significant improvement with the crease problem.

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Samsung also brought more optimizations in terms of the software aspect as the phone can perform advanced functions such as multi-angle viewing, adaptive split-screen viewing, and multi-tasking operations.

The Snapdragon 865+ 5G platform onboard the smartphone is paired with 12GB LPDDR5 memory. The device also comes with a maximum of 512GB of UFS 3.1 flash memory. The processor draws juice from a 4500mAh battery with support for 25W fast charging, fast wireless charging, and reverse wireless charging.

The device runs Android 10 with features designed for foldable phones. Recall that Samsung has already promised that the foldable flagship will receive three OS upgrades – Android 11, Android 12, and Android 13.

For photography, the Galaxy Z Fold 2 packs five cameras. On the back is a protruding camera housing that holds a 12MP f/1.8 main camera, a 12MP telephoto camera with OIS, and a 12MP ultrawide angle camera. The cover screen has a centered punch hole for a 10MP f/2.2 selfie camera. The inner display also has a punch hole and the same 10MP f/2.2 selfie camera. With such an array of cameras, the phone has several camera features and enables several ways to take pictres.

Just like the Global variant, the Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G Thom Browne limited edition is bundled with a Galaxy Watch 3, a pair of Galaxy Buds Live and a series of customized accessories, all of which contain Thom Browne’s iconic design elements.

The Z Fold 2 5G is already on reservation in China via Samsung’s website.

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