There is a lot to take it here. Samsung has a bunch of new devices to coax your bills out of your wallet. In the 2020 Galaxy Unpacked event earlier today (or yesterday, depending on where you are), Samsung has introduced the new Galaxy Note20 and Galaxy Note20 Ultra, Tab S7 and S7+, Galaxy Watch3, Galaxy Buds Live, and a follow up to its first folding phone, the Galaxy Z Fold2.
So, yeah. The Fold is now falls under the company’s ‘Z’ series.
Keep going for the summary of the new Galaxy devices in easy-to-read infographics (except for the Galaxy Z Fold2), courtesy of Samsung.
Now, About The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2…
While Samsung did also revealed the second Fold device (technically, the third), it is nothing more than a preview even though you can already reserve the 5G variant on samsung.com.
The price is not known yet, but expect nothing less than US$2000 sticker. We don’t expect that it cost any less than its predecessor. Also there will be a Thom Browne edition again this time.
While spec-sheet details are sketchy at best at this point, we do know the hinge has been redesigned to be more durable and it is now better at keep dust and debris out. The new hinge design also allows the device to stay open at variety of angles.
In addition, like the Galaxy Z Flip, the new Fold2 utilizes Ultra Thin Glass (UTG) and it is now thinner at 6 mm. The profile thickness is kind of important because, when it folds, it is going to be chunky.
With the new Fold, Samsung has ditched the notch in favor of hole punch in-display camera on the 7.6-inch 120 Hz inside display.
The overall aesthetic is not much different from the original Fold. However, the most immediate changes is the external display. Instead of the sub 5-inch display, it now has a 6.2-inch display that covers the entire outer cover.
These are what we know of the device at this point. More details are expected on September 1 which also see pre-order of the device.
A Note About the Galaxy Note20 Series…
As before, devices in stateside and countries like Hong Kong, for example, will get Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus while most other countries like in the U.K. will get the Samsung’s very own Exynos 990.
Not the best chip, IMHO, now that I have handled it for a while now. But it is what it is. Looking at how U.S. can hold countries and companies at ransom, perhaps it is wise for Samsung to continue with its own chipset. Well, it is what it is.
Pricing and Availability of the Rest of the Devices
Samsung Galaxy Note20 and Note20 Ultra will be available to order starting on August 6, and they are expected to hit the stores on August 21. The Note20 will start at US$999 while the Note20 Ultra starts at US$1,299.
No formal release date for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 and Tab S7+ though. However, it is expect to cost US$649 and up when it becomes available later this year.
As for the Galaxy Watch3 and Galaxy Buds, they will be available in select countries starting August 6 with other markets to follow suit. The Galaxy Watch3 has a retail price of U$399 and up and the Galaxy Buds Live sells for US$169.99.
All images courtesy of Samsung.