Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 fully detailed, launching September 18 for $1,999

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After giving us our first look at the Galaxy Z Fold 2 last month, Samsung today spilled all the beans on its newest foldable.

First up, the all-important launch and pricing info. The Galaxy Z Fold 2 will be available for pre-order starting tomorrow, September 2, at 12:01 am ET with a launch scheduled for September 18. Pricing will be set at $1,999.

T-Mobile has confirmed that it will carry the Galaxy Z Fold 2, which will support all three portions of T-Mo’s 5G layer cake: 600MHz, 2.5GHz, and mmWave. T-Mo hasn’t announced its pricing yet, but I’ll be sure to update you when it does.

The Galaxy Z Fold 2 features several upgrades over the original Galaxy Fold. Those start with the screens, including the 6.2-inch 2260×816 Super AMOLED display on the outside of the device that’s much larger than the Fold’s. Inside is a bigger 7.6-inch 2208×1768 Dynamic AMOLED screen with a 120Hz refresh rate and new Ultra Thin Glass for a more premium feel.

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Samsung has improved the hinge mechanism on the Z Fold 2 as well. It offers free standing capabilities plus a new sweeper technology that we first saw on the Galaxy Z Flip. That sweeper has been improved on the Z Fold 2, giving you better protection from particles in a smaller space.

Inside, Samsung has opted for a Snapdragon 865 Plus processor along with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of built-in storage, though there’s no microSD slot here. The battery has gotten a small upgrade to 4500mAh and there’s support for fast charging both wired and wireless, plus Wireless PowerShare that’ll let you recharge other devices using the Z Fold 2.

There’s a total of five cameras on the Galaxy Z Fold 2. A trio of 12MP cameras are located on the back, including a main cam with Super Speed Dual Pixel Autofocus and optical image stabilization, a telephoto cam with 2x optical zoom, and an ultra-wide camera with 123-degree field of view. There are also 10MP selfie cameras on both the outer and inner displays.

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Other notable specs include NFC and MST support for Samsung Pay, stereo speakers, a fingerprint reader on the side of the device, and Samsung DeX support.

On the software side, the Z Fold 2 runs Android 10. Samsung has added several of its own features to the software that take advantage of the Galaxy Z Fold 2’s large screen and folding design, letting you do things like run three apps at once, drag content from one app to another, and more.

There’s a Capture View Mode for the camera that’ll let you clearly see the photo you just took, and with Dual Preview, both parties can see a photo as its being captured. You can also use the outer display as a viewfinder, letting you take selfies with the higher-qualty main rear cameras.

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  • Nate

    $2K, wow!

  • Mike McDonald

    T-Mo has to be demanding inventory protection from Sammy to carry this.

  • steadymobb

    Prob like $700 down

  • drcaveman

    Going to guess based off the Note 20 Ultra being about %50 down. They are probably going to want $1000 up front.

    • Kyle

      Right lol hopefully there is a 36 month eip option with trade in promo

    • Danilo Scalia-Nalos

      Well with JOD financing typically caps at $750… so the rest would be required down.

    • Luckyna Chan

      Any idea on the down payment for regular jump on eip? Att and Verizon has good payment plans for it. I hope TMO does too.

  • riverhorse

    Hereonwith we overcome Y2K. And 34K just around the corner, what with the massive ‘rona money gifts, relief overspending, money printing and stock bubble…but that another topic.

    So now we await to see whether the Fold 2 software works without fail, and all the hardware components hold up… Big IFs.
    Right off the bat- for how this willcould become a personalstudywork -horse, storage is a failure: not enough & to compound, no SD. Also, where is the 7mhz battery…removable + spare…or even just dual 4’s. And why not Ultra option utilizing Note 6.9″ screens?

    Us large people demand a stop to systemic Anti-Big Bias. Big Lives Matter!
    I was the very first Justice For Large warrior on here, valiantly dodging the arrows & slings from the biased & privileged: “you don’t need more than 2gb ram on LinuxAndroid, or 64bit”, “you don’t need more than 32gb storage- buy an SD”, “why do you want more inches, I can barely wrap my hand around 5″.
    And so now the fruits of my labor are bearing fruit, but we still haven’t eliminated all bias, reached full equality-
    Where are the 8″ phones, the 4+” phones turned sideways to make better smartwatches, eating utensils the size of saladserving sets, reserved public seating for us (because small people quickly scurry to grab available space).
    Lilliputians are still not making us feel safe and empowered. For our anthem, please Google ‘Short People” by Randy Newman.

    • Andrew

      What the fvck did I just read?

    • Brian

      Nice diatribe

    • SirStephenH

      “Also, where is the 7mhz battery…removable + spare”

      Huh? Batteries aren’t measured in hertz. I think you mean Airfuel wireless charging which has nothing to do with the battery outside of being a way to supply power charge it.

    • TEKHD

      uhhh? The real question that the Triliputians (and everyone) keep asking since -Y1K (The big Triliputians with 14mhz batteries, not the short ones with no anthem) the question is… When will the Tab S7+ come out???

      • TEKHD

        Sept, 18th

  • Vizzy

    just spoke to customer care they have no idea because it doesn’t come up on the system, I’m thinking at least 500 down the minimum

  • Vizzy

    Which channel

    • Danilo Scalia-Nalos

      T-Mobile

  • Danilo Scalia-Nalos

    5pm PT

    • Kyle

      Oops ty

  • mike hernandez

    so sept 3rd? or tonight at midnight? i called them earlier and they had no idea..

    • mike hernandez

      3am tonight?

      • Danilo Scalia-Nalos

        12:01am ET as in less than 5 hours.

        • mike hernandez

          ok. thank you!

        • Danilo Scalia-Nalos

          T-Mobile will not have this for pre-order. Will have to wait until the 18th.

        • Vizzy

          False 12am est

        • Danilo Scalia-Nalos

          Very true. Go watch T-Mobile’s unboxing event they have on their YouTube channel. They said it will not be available for pre-order.

        • Danilo Scalia-Nalos

          At 16:18 the question was asked if it will be available for pre-order to which they replied “No” do your research before trying to correct someone.

        • Luckyna Chan

          That’s so dumb. I wonder why they’re not taking pre-orders. Pretty bummed out about it.

        • Danilo Scalia-Nalos

          Its the same move T-Mobile pulled last year with the original Fold. They announced they would carry it, then last minute pulled out. My guess its the same scenario. Plus I imagine they won’t have the stock until closer to the 18th.

        • Luckyna Chan

          I hope they have it for TMO customers to at least order days before release. Thank you for the info.

        • superg05

          NO IT WAS RECALLED AND AFTER THE WHOLE EXPLODING NOTE THING THIS IN MULTI-SWAPS THE JUST NIXED IT

  • zapote21

    What about the Tab S7+ being released on the 18th as well?

  • Fan_Atl77

    Insane, Simply Insane… pricing

  • marque2

    When I got my V60 I realized I didn’t like the dual screen because it was awkward and clunky so I took off the second screen. Sad for all the people who spend 2 grand for a phone and then realize two screens is not a great thing.

    • Danilo Scalia-Nalos

      Can’t really compare the v60 to the fold. The fold is ONE inner screen. The v60 is meant to be used for multitasking but drains the battery as the second screen pulls off the phone battery. I use the first generation fold for work (I am a Market Manager for T-Mobile) and love doing all my Office 365 work directly from my phone. Not to mention when you used the second screen on the v60 you cant do any work on the front screen, with the fold you have a functioning front screen.

    • steadymobb

      The v60 is way different lol

      • marque2

        Not really. The screen isn’t a single entity, it is two, but I have the option of not having the second screen. Even the grand Samsung will be bulky and the dual screen awkward to use while holding it. Just too wide. It is good for games though where one 1/2 the screen can be used as a he controller. But most of us don’t play those kinds of games on the phone.

        • mike hernandez

          the v60 is no where near the fold no comparison no matter how you put it

        • marque2

          Well I hope you get stuck with a $2000 barely usable phone.

  • Vizzy

    So September 18th in store or online, gonna call me local tmobile store later and ask what kind of stock they’re expecting, and if they’re doing JOD/eip in store or only online

    • bereal

      I asked several reps and not one of them had a clue. Probably not available in store given the price so you would have to order.

  • kanakamaoli

    You gotta be S******* me ? A phone that cost 2 grand?I don’t care how good it is?
    This during a world pandemic and over 10% of our citizens are unemployed in the USA?
    OK T-Mobile/Sam Sung good job!

    • Kris Cordes

      If there is demand why not supply it? There are plenty of cheaper options, are you going to complain that supercars are still being sold? If you don’t like it move on, the rest of us will do what we please.

      • kanakamaoli

        Have at it my friends!I have absolutely no problem with whomever decides to purchase it? I’m very happy with my One plus 7t pro 5G. I was just stating that’s a crazy amount to pay for a phone during these times for a lot of people.And oh I can very much afford it if i well so choose to but i won’t.

    • steadymobb

      This isn’t a phone for someone that is struggling during the pandemic. Samsung touted it as a luxury device. It’s not for everyone

  • A huge HELL NO

  • VanceDuke

    Samsung’s website is advertising it for $31.25 per month for 48 months. 48 MONTHS! I’ve had car loans that weren’t that long.

    • Verizonthunder

      Its flexibility that helps build even credit. Usually, people who chose financing options are good with money for other investments grow. My choice was 36-month financing, but I desire to invest my money.

      • VanceDuke

        I know all about opportunity costs, but let’s be honest, most people that buy this on a 4 year plan are not good with money. Stretching the payments out over 4 years is about making more people think they can afford it. If you are investing the difference then you are the exception and not the rule. Not to mention that most people who are that good with their money and investing aren’t dropping $2000 on a phone to begin with.

        • Verizonthunder

          The Samsung galaxy z fold two would require having good credit. I doubt Samsung would risk destroying their reputation with a big name bank for establishing who is trustworthy. If the consumer doesn’t qualify, the bank will let them know via phone call. I’m only trying to bring a realistic aspect to Samsung’s financing partnership. Sadly, some individuals will not prioritize personal needs. We cannot control those who cannot help themselves. It’s no one’s fault but themselves. Good point, if someone paid over two thousand dollars for a smartphone, it’s assuming the party in question.

  • mreveryphone

    Going to have to pull the trigger…. This thing is just too nice to pass up!

  • Kris Cordes

    If you are complaining about the price, this clearly is not for you.

    • mreveryphone

      Exactly!

  • Kris Cordes

    You literally just proved my point.

    • dcmanryan

      Meh, not so sure. I read it as you were implying those complaining about price can’t afford it. Just a hunch.

      Not blaming you as you have not done this, but nothing irritates me more than people bitching about price while holding the phone they’re complaining about. Almost everyone agrees the latest flagships are overpriced and almost everyone is holding one. Nothing will change until we keep our wallets closed. You don’t like $1100-$2000 phones? Don’t buy them and I promise it will change. Unfortunately that will never happen. To many sheep in the flock.

  • Verizonthunder

    For those wondering what is the best option for ordering this device. I recommend making a reservation and then get first access to pre-order. Samsung offers exclusive 0%apr 36 or 48 month financing. The setup was flawless and I took advantage of the financing and cannot wait to receive my Samsung galaxy z fold 2 5g in Mystic Bronze (T-mobile).

    • bereal

      Are you showing a 21st delivery date as well?

  • Ed Tranosky

    if you order it from samsung they also offer you 50 dollars to spend on their accessories, and also you can get the new galaxy watch3 with the buds live for $250 !! That is like a 400 dollar savings, and can easily sell for a big profit. That is what i am doing to help defray some of the cost too.

  • scruff317

    My wife asked me about a fold phone. She is from South Korea and says everyone has one. I am almost certain they are not forking over 2g in South Korea. Not sure if it is only Samsung phones being used over there.

  • mike hernandez

    when will t mobile give us updates about launch

    • Verizonthunder

      Unfortunately, T-Mobile cannot afford the financing for this device probably. Your best and the only option would be to purchase directly through Samsung. I recall T-Mobile has a limit and even with people who have good credit… it’s too much of a liability to carry in brick/motor stores (My assumption).

      • mike hernandez

        tell me how they managed to sell the fold z flip then its 1500 ? they would have to find a way and already said they will have the phone on the 18th.

        • Verizonthunder

          The Samsung galaxy Z flip 5g is $1449.99 compared to the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 is $1999. That is quite a big difference in pricing and cost. The amount for a down payment would be too much for consumers. It’s a lux device and costs money for innovation.

        • mike hernandez

          i feel you you right i just hope they let me buy it lol

        • Verizonthunder

          If possible, it might be an online-only option with a choice in pay.

      • bereal

        If you order from SAMSUNG they will not have the item to you on release day, just FYI – a few days later because they are SHIPPING on the 18th…

    • disqus_jnEs0GsGOo

      I just messaged T-Mobile support and they said that by 9/18 the Z Fold 2 “will be available in all channels such as Customer Care, Store and Online”

  • ” J.D. “

    way over priced – Not just the fold but their ultra also ( Note 20 ) they advertised the note 20 no money down Here >
    1) 128GB Galaxy Note 20: $0 down and $41.67 per month for 24 months on Equipment Installment Plan, $249.99 down and 18 monthly payments of $31.00 for JUMP! On Demand/Sprint Flex Lease, or $999.99 full retail price.
    2) 128GB Galaxy Note 20 Ultra: $0 down and $54.17 per month for 24 months on EIP, $549.99 down and 18 payments of $28.00 each on JOD/Sprint Flex Lease, or $1,299.99 full retail price
    3) 512GB Galaxy Note 20 Ultra: $149.99 down and $54.17 per month for 24 months on EIP, $699.99 down and $26.00 per month for 18 months on JOD/Sprint Flex Lease, or $1,449.99 full retail price
    But when you call they claim they want the down plus tax and Insurance, insurance is optional and the monthly payment changes again. If T-Mobile expects to keep selling these phones they better step up on their financing and stop this 750 red line when these phones are going anywhere from 1000$ and up . Their are numerous complaints out there over this and the lack of other phones that are available like the Zen phone, Oppo, OnePlus 8 Pro,
    The world is not limited to Samsung or Apple the later being the biggest money pit of all .

    • Kyle

      I get it we like to bash carriers but TMobile has done a lot to get rid of bad practices. I don’t understand what you are saying. Yes you have to pay big government it’s cheese. Yes insurance is extra if you want it. There are Samsung phones from 150 to 2000. #baskinrobins

      • ” J.D. “

        Read it again / What their advertising is not what your going to be paying no matter what because of their $750 red line . also if you don’t understand apple is a money pit evidently you never owned one .Also there are other phones quite capable of doing all same things for less your right, to bad T-Mobile doesn’t carry them any longer not even the note 10 is listed .It seems all of a sudden Samsung pulled them off
        My last lease with T-Mobile was JOD / no down payment and tax in the lease not a dime up front on all 3 of my phones Note-9, and 2 iPhone 11 pro’s and I’ll never go apple again ! I inquired about the oneplus 8 pro which they don’t list either, and a list of others that are suddenly no longer on T-Mobiles web site . And nobody is bashing T-mobile especially me with 14yr’s on this network. Like I said Apple and Samsung are not the only game in town you seem to think so . #cartoon-network

        • Verizonthunder

          I think you meant to say this,
          “Please re-read what T-Mobile advertising is implying what you’re paying no matter what because of their $750 redline. If you cannot understand that Apple is a money pit, then you never owned one. Also, other phones are quite capable of doing most of the same things for less. You’re correct, completely aggravated that T-Mobile will not carry the desired device any longer; not even note ten is on the website. It would seem all of a sudden Samsung pulled them off. My previous phone lease with T-Mobile was jump on-demand with no down payment, including the tax on the lease. My three smartphones were zero front cost, including Samsung galaxy note nine and two iPhones eleven pros. I was inquiring about the one plus eight pro availability for T-Mobile. Unfortunately, Tmobile does not carry the one plus eight pro. I’ve seen a list among other devices that are no longer on the T-Mobile web site. Nobody is bashing T-mobile. I’ve been with T-Mobile for over fourteen years. I’ve said before about Apple and Samsung; both companies are not the only game in town you seem to think.” Sorry, I wanted to help get your message clear to whom you’re replying.

        • ” J.D. “

          No I said it right the first time .
          If you want to be politically correct join the Democrats.

        • Verizonthunder

          Well, the grammar in your comment was not going along with your sentence structure for any of your sentences. I was concerned and wanted to make sure your message was transparent. I’m not sure how sounding literate has anything to do with politics.

  • watkins

    For 2 grand this thing should have come packed with all the bells and whistles. At least a terabyte of storage especially if you’re not including expandable memory. What a waste of money… But there’s always some dumb sucker out there just look at apples fan base.

  • Albert Abdul-Barr Wang

    I can’t wait to pick up this!

    • Verizonthunder

      Just received my Samsung galaxy z fold 2 5g 2.5 hrs ago. I love it

  • Verizonthunder

    Alex, I sent you an email. My Samsung galaxy z fold 2 5g just arrived!

  • Vizzy

    Tmobile finally updated

    Galaxy Z Fold2 5G is available online, via phone or in store on September 18 for $58.34/month ($599.99 down, Full Retail Price: $1999.99) — all for 24 months on T-Mobile’s no-interest Equipment Installment Plan. Check with your local retail store beginning September 18 for availability.