The upcoming successor to the Galaxy Fold is not called the Galaxy Fold 2 but rather the Galaxy Z Fold 2. The Z present in the Galaxy Z Flip moniker has been added to the Galaxy Fold's successor name to drive home the point that all the foldable phones from Samsung henceforth will be under the Galaxy Z lineup.
Ahead of the launch, the foldable phone has leaked in official renders. The renders come in better resolution, offering us a clear view of the phone from all angles. The leak confirms two colorways for the smartphone: Mystic Black and Mystic Bronze.
Looking at the renders, it becomes clear that the Galaxy Z Fold 2 comes with the same book mode-like folding mechanism as its predecessor. The bezels surrounding the outer screen are slimmer, so it'll have a bigger cover display this time.
The previous notch has been replaced with two punch-hole cutouts for the inner and outer displays. The hinge is slightly thicker this time but better designed for durability. The fingerprint scanner remains mounted on the side meaning that Samsung hasn't been able to encorporate their under-display fingerprint scanner on this new device.
The rear-camera-setup with three sensors are arranged in a vertical layout that looks similar to the one found on the Galaxy Note20 renders. The setup also appears to be slightly protruding. The protrusion has the same color tone as the main body.
In terms of rumored specs, the Galaxy Z Fold 2 is expected to sport a 6.23-inch Super AMOLED Cover display with a 60Hz refresh rate and a 7.7-inch Super AMOLED inner foldable display with a 120Hz refresh rate. Under the hood, it will pack the latest Snapdragon 865+ SoC with 5G network connectivity, paired with 12GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage. The possibility of a 256GB storage version is also not ruled out.
For photography, it will mount a triple-rear-camera setup including a 12MP primary sensor, another 12MP ultra-wide sensor, and a 64MP telephoto sensor with 3x hybrid and 30x digital zoom. The inner display will consist of a 10MP sensor.
The Galaxy Z Fold 2 is expected to run One UI 2.5 based on Android 10 while a 4,356mAh battery split into two parts will back the foldable phone, equipped with 15W wireless and 15W reverse charging support. Other notable aspects include stereo speakers, USB Type-C port, and 5G as standard connectivity. Contrary to initial rumors, it seems like the Galaxy Z Fold 2 won't arrive with an S Pen.
The Galaxy Z Fold 2 is set to see the light of day at the Galaxy UNPACKED event on August 5 alongside the launch of the Galaxy Note20 series, Galaxy Live Buds, Galaxy Watch 3, and the Galaxy Tab S7 and Tab S7+. The Galaxy Z Fold 2 is likely to cost around USD 1,980 (around PHP 97,100), the same as the original Galaxy Fold from last year.