With its bold design and refined engineering, Samsung’s third generation foldable device rises the bar once again for luxury in the gadget arena
This September opened in the best way possible for gadget enthusiasts and just about anybody with an interest for the latest and greatest from the realms of mobile gadgetry: On the first of the month, Samsung unveiled its newest foldable device, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2. As the name suggests, this is a foldable device. More than just a flexible gadget, however, this new phone marries solid design and expert craftsmanship to create a new mobile experience that’s not just different but—dare we say it—classy.
“Our journey towards the next generation of mobile devices is full of originality and innovation,” said Dr. TM Roh, President and Head of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics. “With the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2, we closely listened to user feedback to ensure we were bringing meaningful improvements to the hardware, while also developing new innovations to enhance the user experience. Further strengthened by our industry-leading partnerships with Google and Microsoft, we’re reshaping and redefining the possibilities of the mobile device experience.”
Now, there’s a lot to unpack with the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2, but for now, we wanted to focus on design and craftsmanship—because style, we believe, is its own substance. Even at first glance, it’s hard not to notice the new phone’s sleek, unified design. It’s smooth, it looks and feels decidedly high-end.
In what is definitely a welcome improvement, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 offers a higher screen-to-body ratio compared to its predecessors. When folded, the 6.2-inch Infinity-O Cover Screen provides plenty of screen real estate for checking messages, navigating or even watching videos. Unfolded, the 7.6-inch Main Screen is simply massive, especially with the minimized bezel and notch-less front camera. Interestingly, the Main Screen now boasts Samsung Ultra Thin Glass, further reinforcing the phone’s premium feel.
The foldable phone experience hinges on, well, the phone’s hinges. And in this case, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 uses the Hideaway Hinge, which is seamless and enables free-standing capabilities. The innovative foldable form factor and its sophisticated design are taken to the next level with unique mobile experiences on the Galaxy Z Fold2. The Galaxy Z Fold2 pairs Flex mode with App Continuity to provide expanded usability, crossing the boundary between the Cover and Main Screen. This flexibility enables user to create or view content that is curated to user’s exact preferences, from folded to unfolded.
Meanwhile, the advanced Multi-Active Window can control the screen layout with more ease and flexibility. Experience more productivity now as user can open multiple files from the same app at the same time and view them side by side. With an improved Multi-Window Tray, user can open multiple apps at once with the integration of App Pair and the Edge Panel to enjoy added convenience. With drag and drop, user can simply drag text, images and documents from one app to another for instant transfer. Or quickly screen capture in one app and transfer the captured image into another seamlessly with Split Screen Capture.
All this, however, is just the tip of the iceberg. We’ve talked about the screens but haven’t really touched on the display quality yet, and then there’s the cameras, the high-dynamic dual speakers, the Galaxy Z Premier Service and much, much more. But as first impressions go, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 is beyond impressive. So, it wouldn’t be a stretch to say that it has redefined the concept of luxury for smartphones while also pushing the boundaries of mobile experiences.
For more info, detailed specifications and an in-depth showcase of what they mean when they say “foldable experiences” visit www.galaxylaunchpack.com. And for your information, pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 have been opened since September 11 and will run until September 19 through the aforementioned site.
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