Samsung releases new Galaxy Z Fold 2, and it costs over $2,500

Sep 1 2020, 9:47 am

Samsung unveiled its new Galaxy Z Fold 2, which is being released in September across Canada.

But it’s not going to come cheap.

According to the company, the foldable phone is for “those who enjoy being on the cutting edge of technology.” As for the Canadian price tag, it’s going for $2,779.99.

“Our journey towards the next generation of mobile devices is full of originality and innovation,” said Dr. TM Roh, President and Head of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics.

“With the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G, we closely listened to user feedback to ensure we were bringing meaningful improvements to the hardware, while also developing new innovations to enhance the user experience. Further strengthened by our industry-leading partnerships with Google and Microsoft, we’re reshaping and redefining the possibilities of the mobile device experience.”

The new design boasts a foldable screen thanks to “Ultra Thin Glass,” and a large 6.2″ front screen which “delivers one-handed comfort that opens to an expansive 7.6″ Dynamic AMOLED screen bringing you a premium cinematic display that fits in your pocket.”

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G, Galaxy Watch3, Galaxy Buds Live (CNW Group/Samsung Electronics Canada Inc.)

Samsung also says the new phone allows for enhanced multitasking. The “Multi-Active Window gives you the power to navigate, drag and drop and work across three apps on the expansive main display.”

The phone has Flex mode5, which allows users to capture content and review in real time.

“With Capture View Mode8, you won’t have to leave the Camera app – you can clearly view the photo or video you just took, or review up to five of your most recent captures on the bottom half of the Main Screen, and the preview of your next shot will be on the top half. Or take your creativity one step further with Auto framing9,” said Samsung.

The Galaxy Z Fold2 5G also offers premium camera quality and control thanks to an “innovative five camera system.”

According to Samsung, with two 10MP selfie cameras and a rear triple camera system that includes 12MP Ultra Wide, Wide-angle and Telephoto lenses, “you can take advantage of flagship features like Pro Video mode10, Single Take11, Bright Night12 and Night Mode to help you capture the moment in stunning quality.”

The Galaxy Z Fold2 5G will be available for pre-order in Canada in Mystic Bronze and Mystic Black starting September 1, 2020, for $2,779.99 and will be available for purchase starting September 18.

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