The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G's high price has leaked

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G's high price has leaked
UPDATE: Samsung has activated the Galaxy Z Fold 2 pre-order page in the UK which confirms the local price and release date. The updated story continues below:

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Samsung has raised its premium smartphone prices dramatically this year and the Galaxy Z Fold 2 was presumed to be no exception. But information obtained by Roland Quandt suggests Samsung is actually planning a price drop for its next foldable.

Slightly cheaper than the original Galaxy Fold


The Galaxy Z Fold 2 will reportedly retail at €1,999 in Germany when it’s made available to purchase in late September. That’s still an extremely high price point, but it represents a €100 discount over the first-generation model.

Due to the different tax rates, Roland Quandt warns that the recommended retail price could again vary by as much as €100 across the rest of Europe. That means some customers may be able to find it cheaper while others could have to spend a little more.

Those of you living in the UK will have to fork out £1,799 for the 256GB variant according to the local Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 pre-order page, which may have been prematurely activated. It represents a £101 discount over the original Galaxy Fold.

As for the launch date, Samsung has confirmed via the pre-order page that its device will be available to purchase starting Friday, September 18. But if you pre-order, the Galaxy Z Fold 2 will ship on Thursday, September 17.

One massive 120Hz screen and a bigger cover display


The South Korean company today announced a press conference scheduled for Tuesday, September 1. It’s being called ‘Unpacked Part 2’ and looks set to focus primarily on the Galaxy Z Fold 2, although some other smartphones could make an appearance.

For those of you that aren’t aware, the €1,999 price point that’s attached to the foldable will unlock access to a massive 7.6-inch foldable AMOLED display complete with slim bezels, a punch hole, and a super-smooth 120Hz refresh rate.

The display in question boasts a 2208 x 1768p resolution too. And unlike recent Samsung flagships that can’t run 120Hz above 1080p, the Fold 2 will reportedly be able to run at full resolution and 120Hz simultaneously.

Sitting alongside all of this is an extra-tall 6.2-inch cover display. It also sports a punch hole for the selfie camera and should be much more useful than the one included on the original Galaxy Fold, which measured in at only 4.6-inches.

The best Snapdragon chipset on the market and lots of storage


Powering the foldable will be the Snapdragon 865+ which is not only the most powerful Qualcomm chipset but also one of the best on the market. It's coupled with a whopping 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage.

Because the device represents Samsung's vision of the future, though, the company has skipped the microSD card slot. That means you'll have to rely on cloud storage if 256GB isn't enough.

The Galaxy Z Fold 2 sports five cameras too. Included are 10-megapixel selfie sensors above each display and a triple-camera setup on the rear which consists of a 12-megapixel main camera, 12-megapixel 2x telephoto zoom shooter, and 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle snapper.

Completing the foldable package is 4,500mAh battery capacity, support for 25W fast charging and 11W wireless charging, and Android 10 paired with One UI 2.5 straight out of the box.

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Galaxy Z Fold 2
  • Display 7.6 inches
    2208 x 1768 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Triple camera)
    10 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+
    12GB RAM
  • Storage 256GB, not expandable
  • Battery 4500 mAh
  • OS Android 10
    Samsung One UI

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