The first-gen Galaxy Fold smartphone made a furore in the smartphone market. Though there have been some issues related to the hinge of the screen and it was postponed a few times, then went on sale, it became a bestseller. Since the date, we knew the second-gen model will be way better. So everyone has been eagerly waiting for it. At the Unpacked event, Samsung announced new and incredible products in face of the Note 20 series, Watch 3 smartwatch, Tab S7 line tablets, and of course, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2. Here’s the key takes from the Galaxy Z Fold 2 Review:
While most of us are eagerly waiting to get a look of the coveted Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2, a Chinese reviewer has already published his review video. The video was also posted on YouTube through the Inspiration Institute channel and it gives us our best look at the second-gen Galaxy Fold in just under 5 minutes of time. Here’s the Galaxy Z Fold 2 Review:
The 60Hz 6.23-inch cover display with its 25:9 aspect ratio on the front is a major upgrade over the first-gen Fold’s 4.6-inch external panel. It allows all the functionality of a regular non-folding phone so you don’t have to regularly resort to the main 7.6″ panel. We can also notice the Samsung logo on the hinge which has been centred this time whereas the original Galaxy Fold had it on the top corner.
Galaxy Z Fold 2 in action
In the video, at the 1:54 mark, we get the phone scores an score of 588,850 in Antutu. The review then shows out Z Fold2’s sound output capabilities. The dual stereo speakers get plenty loud and surpass the first Fold as well as some recent flagships from various brands. We’re also getting more details on the three 12MP rear cameras including a breakdown of their exact sensors. The main shooter is a Sony’s IMX 555 with OIS while the other two sensors are Samsung’s S5K3L6 ultrawide and S5K3M5 telephoto sensors.
Samsung has added a new vlog mode to the device this year which takes advantage of the rear shooters for better image quality and turns the outward display into a viewfinder. The Flex Mode UI adds loads of versatility for the camera app. We can see it allows for camera controls on the right one side, a viewfinder on the port side and a live preview on top at the 2:53 mark in the video. There is also a new “tent-mode” which is useful for pulling up navigation in cars and keeps the main inside display turned off to protect battery life.
There’s also no way to hold the Z Fold 2 wrong as the UI works in all four areas and even upside down. The reviewer mentioned the 4,500 mAh battery performed adequately through his testing period was not long sufficient for detailed observations.