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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2: 5 things you need to know

Words by Nathan Irvine

Fold the phone.

After a false start with its original folding smartphone, Samsung is back with a second attempt. The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 not only rights the wrongs of the 2019 version, but builds on the formula to deliver a revolutionary device.

Here are five things you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2

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1. It’s the best of both world

A smartphone and a tablet in one – this is the best, and most obvious, way to describe Galaxy Fold 2. The way it delivers both at once though is really quite the feat. Switching from closed to open feels incredibly natural and the hinge system has an extremely satisfying and robust snap to it. This feels like a leap forward for smartphones.

2. It’s great for entertainment

Thanks to the excellent dual-screen that comes with 120Hz refresh rate, watching films or playing games is an absolute joy. I was transfixed with the detail in hi-res YouTube videos. It’s so transformative that it’s hard to adapt back to watching anything on the single screen of today’s iPhones.

3. The cameras are great

Three 12MP cameras sit on the rear, while two 10MP numbers are strapped to the front. The quality of the images, especially the ultrawide variety, are seriously impressive. Samsung is capable of better, especially with the Note 20 Ultra, but to the layman, you’ll barely notice the difference.

4. Flex Mode feels truly futuristic

It seems like an obvious thing to do on a split screen device, but using both the top and bottom (or left and right, depending on how you hold it) for different things at the same time is seamless here. Checking the likes of Gmail with all your new mails on one side and the contents of each on the other is great. Or split Skype into controls on the bottom and camera on top is understated genius.

5. You pay for the innovations

With great tech features comes great financial cost. In short, it’s expensive. At AED 7,599 the price tag will put most off from taking the plunge with the Galaxy Z Fold 2. However, you’re paying for a next-gen device that beats out most when it comes to fancy new features.

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