The price that users have to pay for novel devices like Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 – foldable phones goes beyond the literal price tag.
Everything about the Z Fold 2 is better made than the original. It is still bleeding-edge technology. The new device costs £1,799, which makes it a super luxury purchase. Make no mistake, this is absolutely not a smartphone for the masses. But it is a very important device.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2: Official Introduction Film
The Z Fold 2 runs Samsung’s latest One UI 2.5, which is based on last year’s Android 10, not the recently released Android 11. An update to One UI 3 and Android 11 is expected in the next six months. In addition, battery life is surprisingly good considering the number and size of the screens. The Z Fold 2 lasts about 32 hours between charges with the screens on for a total of five hours. It lasts long enough to get you through even the hardest of use days or about two days if used a bit lighter.
Above all, the Z Fold 2 is a two-in-one device unlike anything else on the market. When folded, it is a pretty thin smartphone. When open, it up like a book and you’ve got a tablet that’s about the same size as Apple’s popular iPad Mini. Therefore, the Galaxy Z Fold 2 is an absolute triumph for Samsung, cementing foldable screen devices as not only a possible novelty but as an actually good, useful device worth buying right now.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 costs £1,799 and ships on 2 October. For comparison, the original Galaxy Fold cost £1,900. The Galaxy Z Flip costs from £1,300, the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra costs £1,179. And the OnePlus 8 Pro costs £799 and the Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max costs £1,149.