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This is your clearest view yet of Samsung's Galaxy Z Fold 2

It would be a significant improvement over the original Fold.

Published onJuly 29, 2020

  • Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 2 appears to have been revealed through some of the clearest images yet.
  • They support claims of a large external screen, a notch-free internal screen, and Galaxy Note 20 cues.
  • It also appears to have a new hinge design.

There might not be much mystery to the Galaxy Z Fold 2 by the time Samsung’s Unpacked event starts on August 5. Well-known leak provider Ishan Agarwal and MySmartPrice have posted a flurry of renders that appear to show the new foldable phone in greater detail than previous leaks and support those earlier rumors.

For one, this appears to make it clearer that the Z Fold 2 is a cousin to the Galaxy Note 20, with a similar camera bump and overall aesthetics. There appears to be an updated hinge, although it’s difficult to tell what if any functionality has changed.

More importantly, the leak supports many of the rumors surrounding the screens. The external screen is much larger (believed to be 6.2 inches), now filling the entire surface.  The signature folding screen also doesn’t seem to have the corner notch of the first-generation Fold. It’s expected to be slightly larger at 7.7 inches across and use a hole-punch camera.

Read more: Everything we know so far about the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2

The images don’t say much about the phone’s internals, but past claims have the Z Fold 2 borrowing much from the Galaxy S20 series. You could expect a 64MP camera for crop-based zoom shots as well as 12MP main and ultra-wide cameras. It could also add 5G support and hold up to 512GB of storage. It’s not certain if the new folding phone will use a Snapdragon 865 or 865 Plus, although the Galaxy Z Flip 5G’s 865 Plus suggests the newer processor is most likely.

There still aren’t any solid clues as to when the new Fold might ship, or whether there will be any change from the first model’s $1,980 price. However, these renders hint the Z Fold 2 will be a significant (though not radical) improvement on it predecessor’s formula.