Samsung pretty much created the foldable smartphone space, as far as the mainstream segment is concerned, when it launched the first-generation Galaxy Fold in 2019. With its unique design, dual screens, and powerful hardware, the Galaxy Fold became the blueprint for future foldable phones. Apart from being more powerful, the new Galaxy Z Fold2 5G packs a sleeker design as compared to its predecessor, has larger displays and has metamorphised into a true-blue extravagant flagship. In this article, we address some of the features of the new Galaxy Z Fold2 5G that change the way you multitask on a smartphone.
Premium design, classy colour options
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G takes inspiration from the original Galaxy Fold, but there are significant improvements that separate it from any smartphone the market offers. The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G comes in two rich colour options – Mystic Black and Mystic Bronze. Samsung chose these colours after careful consultation with leading international colour experts. The Mystic Bronze colour, in particular, not only lets the Galaxy Z Fold2 5G stand out from the crop of me-too smartphones, but also offers a dash of style to the discerning premium consumer. The Mystic Black option, on the other hand, lends the phone a premium, timeless look. With these amazing colours, there’s no denying that the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G has carved a niche for itself and offers a premium design experience to consumers.
Twin displays, 2X the fun
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G borrows the twin display arrangement from the original Fold. Both the displays are larger in size while keeping the overall dimensions compact. This allows you to make use of the additional screen real estate for improved app continuity that allows you to open an app on the Cover Display and then unfold the device to take the same experience to the larger display.
The Cover screen now measures 6.2-inches and has an Infinity-O punch hole for the front-facing camera. This Super AMOLED display has an aspect ratio of 25:9 and boasts of a high resolution of 816 x 2,260 pixels. But the real fun of using the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G is when you unfold the device to reveal the massive 7.6-inch foldable, flexible display.
With smaller bezels and no notch to worry about, the main screen on the Galaxy Z Fold2 5G offers a foldable screen experience like no other. This Super AMOLED 2X display has a resolution of 1,768 x 2,208 pixels, supports 120Hz refresh rate and also happens to be HDR10+ certified. To ensure optimum battery life, the Galaxy Z Fold2 5G has the ability to automatically control the refresh rate to match the content being displayed. With HDR 10+, watch movies come to life with incredible colour and contrast – HDR10+ supports dynamic tone mapping technology to fine-tune screen parameters continuously as the content plays back.
Folding screens that open up new possibilities
With its foldable display, Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G offers consumers several innovative ways to use the device. One feature that deserves special mention is the Flex Mode that lets users achieve something no other smartphone can. In this mode, you can use the flexible display to capture content and review it in real-time. It also gives users the ability to capture long exposure photos without the need for a tripod. Flex Mode also opens up a lot of fresh possibilities for group selfies thanks to its ability to stand on its own from 75 to 115 degrees.
The hardware technology that powers Flex Mode on Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G is called Hideaway Hinge. Along with the Samsung Ultra-Thin Glass, new hinge gives the phone the ability to stand on its own while using Flex Mode. Additionally, the Hideaway Hinge also incorporates an improved, refined sweeper technology that repels dust to ensure the latest smartphone offers excellent dust protection while taking up much lesser space.
Another concern that Samsung addresses with Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G is the scaling of apps to adjust to the two screen sizes and the multiple ways to use them. Samsung has ensured the seamless transition of apps from one screen to another with App Continuity. With this feature, you can open an app on the Cover display and transition seamlessly to the main foldable display, giving you a level of flexibility hitherto unheard of on smartphones. For example, when you receive a text message alert on the Cover screen and want to read it on the larger display, all you need to do is simply unfold the display and watch the message transition to the main screen seamlessly.
A multitasking powerhouse like no other
With its massive 7.6-inch tablet-sized foldable display, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G offers multiple ways to multitask and increase your productivity. The multi-window tray on the main display lets you open multiple apps and control them all simultaneously. Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G also supports the drag and drop feature that lets you drag images, text, and entire documents from one app to another. Similarly, Split Screen Capture lets you take a screenshot within one app and share it instantly with another app.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G also takes the role of a full-fledged PC and can recreate the experience of a desktop by using the main screen to display your e-mail client with the inbox on the left side and the latest conversations on the other side. You can also use the Galaxy Fold2 5G to draft Word documents or make PowerPoint presentations thanks to support for full PC-like toolbar arrangements.
The camera setup on Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G includes a 10MP selfie camera on each of the two displays and a triple camera array at the rear. The triple camera setup at the rear includes a 12MP main camera with Dual Pixel AF and OIS, a 12MP Ultra-Wide Camera with a 123-degree field of view, and another a 12MP telephoto camera. This triple camera combination helps you click the best photos in any lighting condition or scenario.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G comes with a host of camera features that take advantage of the foldable display to deliver an unprecedented experience. One such feature is Dual Preview, which allows the subject to check the image preview before the photo is captured. Similarly, Rear Camera Selfie lets you use the display as the viewfinder for selfies shot using the high-resolution triple camera setup. And when the display is unfolded, Capture View mode in the Camera app gives you a large thumbnail of the photos you shoot on one side of the main display so that you can decide whether to keep the photo or shoot another.
An unparalleled ownership experience!
Having established that the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G offers unmatched performance and multitasking capabilities, we turn our attention to the premier ownership experience it promises. All Galaxy Z Fold2 5G customers get access to the Galaxy Z Premier Service – a concierge service that gives you access to 24/7, one-on-one assistance from the company’s own experts. Have an issue with your Galaxy Z Fold2 5G? All you need to do is call the service anytime you are in need. This is in addition to the Accidental and Liquid damage Protection for the Galaxy Z Fold2 5G with Samsung Care+.
When you buy the Galaxy Z Fold2 5G, you also get a four-month subscription to YouTube premium, up to ₹2,000 off on Samsung Shop app, and an opportunity to get the complete Microsoft Office 365 suite for just ₹4,099. This is, of course, apart from the multiple EMI offers that let you make this smartphone your own at ₹12,499 per month. The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G is available via the Samsung online store for a price of ₹1,49,999. All that is needed now from you is to head to Samsung.com and make this piece of technology your own!
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