Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2, First video review shows its substantial screen

Although the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 has no confirmed release date, you can watch this video review. Samsung finally confirmed the follow-up to the beleaguered first-generation Galaxy Fold, the Galaxy Z Fold 2, earlier this month, but the phone is not yet out.

Samsung offered to reveal more on September 1. Until that, though, at least one Z Fold 2 seems to have made it into the world because a Chinese YouTube channel already has published a summary of the upcoming foldable smartphone (via SamMobile).

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We are not discussing the Chinese review, so we can’t tell you what the reviewer says. But if you want to see what a real driven-on Z Fold 2 appears like doing a couple of different things, then we suggest watching the entire video. And there are some fascinating things worth calling out.

Most notably, the exterior screen might seem like a significant improvement, because it now takes up the entire front side of the device.

Even the inner screen has a good upgrade. Not only is it a 7.6-inch frame, up from the 7.3-inch panel of the Fold, but perhaps the hole-punch camera of the Z Fold 2 tends to become less distracting than the whole corner devoted to holding the cameras on the entire Fold.

One exciting new feature that it looks like you’re going to be able to use the front display of the Galaxy Z Fold 2 as a viewfinder for the back cameras. That could make the Z Fold 2 very convenient for vloggers, or perfect for taking a high-quality selfie. You cannot do that with the first Fold. So that ability alone can be a significant improvement for some.

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Image: YouTube

The video clearly shows the “Flex Mode” of the Z Fold 2, a feature brought over by Samsung from its flip phone-like Galaxy Z Flip, which allows you to view unique content on each display while using one side of the mobile device as a stand.

Sadly, however, it seems when the Z Fold 2 is fully unfolded, you still will be able to see a visible crease down the center of the panel, while its screen is protected with ultra-thin glass, rather than the plastic as in the first Fold. Although the Galaxy Z Flip is an excellent phone and uses ultra-thin glass, and also has a crease as well.

If you’re interested in what the Z Fold 2 would look like when it rolls out, we would suggest that you watch the entire video while we’re all waiting for September 1.

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