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new 5G vari­ant), sport­ing a smaller form fac­tor than the tablet-style Fold.

Prices start at £1,799 and the phone comes with 256GB of in­ter­nal stor­age. As with the Galaxy Z Flip, a lim­ited-edi­tion Thom Browne pack­age is also be­ing made avail­able for £2,999. There are only 5,000 units glob­ally and it in­cludes a Thom Browne-styled Galaxy Watch 3 and Buds Live, too.

DE­SIGN

The big­gest changes are to the dis­plays. The Galaxy Z Fold2 boasts big­ger screens – de­spite the whole phone ac­tu­ally be­ing thin­ner than the orig­i­nal – at just 6mm, when open.

The front screen is a 6.2in panel that cov­ers the whole front of the phone while it’s closed, in­ter­rupted only by a small pin­hole selfie cam­era – a big up­grade from the small screen found on the first Fold.

In­side things are dif­fer­ent too. The 7.6in fold­ing AMOLED panel uses the same ul­tra-thin glass fin­ish as the Z Flip, is slightly big­ger than be­fore and has also ditched the ugly cor­ner notch. In­stead, it boasts a small hole punch cam­era, po­si­tioned at the cen­tre of the right-hand side of the dis­play – sit­ting off-cen­tre when the Fold2 is fully opened.

The hinge has also been up­graded to match the Z Flip’s, al­low­ing the Z Fold2 to sit open at mul­ti­ple an­gles, rather than only two fixed points.

The Z Fold2 is avail­able in two fin­ishes – Mys­tic Bronze (pic­tured be­low) and Mys­tic Black – but now comes with a unique twist. If you or­der from Sam­sung’s own web­site you’ll also be able to cus­tom­ize the colour of the hinge to con­trast with the rest of the body.

Here’s are the phone’s specs:

• 7.6in (2,208x1,768; 373ppi) Fold­able Dy­namic AMOLED 2X ca­pac­i­tive touch­screen

• An­droid 10, One UI 2.5

• Qual­comm SM8250 Snap­dragon 865+ (7nm+) pro­ces­sor

• Octa-core (1x 3.09GHz Kryo 585, 3x 2.42GHz Kryo 585, 4x 1.8GHz Kryo 585) CPU

• Adreno 650 GPU

• 12GB RAM

• 256GB/512GB stor­age

• Three rear-fac­ing cam­eras: 12Mp, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.76in, 1.8μm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS; 12Mp, f/2.4, 52mm (tele­photo), 1/3.6in, 1.0μm, PDAF, OIS, 2x op­ti­cal zoom; 12Mp, f/2.2, 123-de­gree, 12mm (ul­tra-wide), 1.12μm

• Sin­gle selfie cam­era: 10Mp, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1.22μm; Cover cam­era: 10Mp, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1.22μm

• 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Di­rect, hotspot

• Blue­tooth 5.0, A2DP, LE , aptX HD

• GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO

• NFC

• USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 re­versible con­nec­tor

• Fin­ger­print scan­ner (side-mounted)

• Non-re­mov­able 4,500mAh lithi­umpoly­mer bat­tery

• Un­folded, 159.2x128.2x6.9mm; folded, 159.2x68x16.8mm

• 282g

High­lights in­clude Qual­comm’s most pow­er­ful Snap­dragon 865+ pro­ces­sor. 25-watt fast charg­ing is a lit­tle slower than the com­pe­ti­tion, but wire­less charg­ing helps.

The rear cam­era specs look sim­i­lar to the pre­vi­ous Fold on pa­per – al­beit with a Note20-esq bump – lack­ing the 64Mp and 108Mp tele­photo lenses that Sam­sung has pushed on the S20 and Note20 phones. Still, with a main lens, ul­tra-wide and tele­photo you should be able to get some great shots out of the new Fold.

We had ini­tially ex­pected S-Pen sty­lus sup­port on the Z Fold2, sim­i­lar to that found on the Galaxy Note phones, but Sam­sung has de­cided to omit the S-Pen this year.

The hinge has been up­graded to match the Z Flip’s.

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