Samsung lastly introduced the follow-up to the beleaguered first era Galaxy Fold, the Galaxy Z Fold 2, earlier this month, however the cellphone nonetheless isn’t out but — Samsung promised to disclose extra on September 1st. Ahead of then, although, it appears at the least one Z Fold 2 has made it into the wild, as a Chinese YouTube channel has already posted a review of the upcoming foldable (via SamMobile).
I don’t converse Chinese, so I can’t inform you what the reviewer is saying. But if you wish to see what an precise powered-on Z Fold 2 appears like doing a bunch of various issues, I like to recommend watching the entire video. And there’s just a few fascinating tidbits value calling out.
Perhaps most noticeably, the outer display looks like a serious enchancment, because it now takes up nearly your complete entrance of the cellphone:
The interior display will get a pleasant improve, too. Not solely is it a 7.6-inch display, up from the Fold’s 7.3-inch panel, however the Z Fold 2’s hole-punch digital camera appears to be much less distracting than your complete nook that was devoted to housing the cameras on the unique Fold.
One notably cool new function: it appears such as you’ll have the ability to use the Galaxy Z Fold 2’s entrance show as a viewfinder for the again cameras, which might make the Z Fold 2 actually helpful for vloggers or nice for taking a higher-quality selfie. As far as I can inform, you couldn’t do this with the primary Fold (in that case, you’d suppose that Samsung would need to spotlight that in both of these videos about how one can use the Fold’s digital camera), in order that function alone could possibly be an enormous improve for some.
The video additionally reveals off the Z Fold 2’s “Flex Mode,” a function Samsung introduced over from its flip phone-like Galaxy Z Flip that permits you to present totally different content material on every screens when utilizing one aspect of the cellphone as a stand.
Unfortunately, although, it looks like you’ll nonetheless have the ability to see a noticeable crease down the center of the show when the Z Fold 2 is totally unfolded, although its display is roofed with ultra-thin glass, as an alternative of the plastic within the first Fold. (Though to be honest, the Z Flip additionally makes use of ultra-thin glass, and it additionally has a crease.)
If you’re inquisitive about what the Z Fold 2 would possibly truly appear to be when it comes out, then I like to recommend you watch the whole video whereas we await September 1st.