MagSafe is Apple's new wireless charging tech for the iPhone 12 series. It uses magnets to connect the charger to the phone, basically making it a fancier way to plug in your phone with some minor accessory support. While most people assumed it would effectively only work (correctly — as in, magnetically) on the iPhone when it was announced, turns out, that $2000 Z Fold2 actually came with some hidden added value.
I started out as a folding phone critic. In fact, I bought the Z Flip we reviewed this spring with the full intention of pointing out how dumb the idea was, except I was dead wrong. I fell in love with my little flip phone, and the last week spent with the Galaxy Z Fold2 has further cemented my change of heart. Folding phones are undeniably the future, and for the right folks, the Z Fold2 is a must-buy game-changer — though probably not for you.
Samsung announced a slate of new 5G-enabled devices at its Unpacked event last month, including new tablet offerings and the highly anticipated Galaxy Z Fold2, which we reviewed last week. The official release day for the Galaxy Z Fold2, Tab S7, and Tab S7+ is upon us, but some retailers offer better deals than others.
I really can't stress enough how game-changing folding phones are. I know they're frequently (and fairly) criticized for things like display durability and price, but once you actually use one and understand the experience, something just clicks — or, at least, it did for me. They're still not for everyone, but if you absolutely need to maintain productivity on the go, then the Z Fold2 will be as disruptive to your idea of work as the early Blackberry phones were. In fact, to prove a point, I was able to do my entire job here at Android Police from the phone for most of a whole day.
Updates used to be a sore talking point for Samsung, but that's no longer the case. The company recently committed to OS updates for three device generations, and it's been shooting out updates for its latest phones left and right. In the same vein, Samsung has just added some of its latest devices, including the Note20, Fold2, and Tab S7, to its security update schedule.
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The Galaxy Z Fold2 is easily the most exciting Samsung smartphone of 2020, and maybe the most exciting smartphone of 2020 period. While I'm saving judgment for our final review of the Fold2 (coming soon), I do have some initial thoughts for folks considering a pre-order. And in short, I feel pretty positive about the phone so far.
Afterendlessleaks and the company's ownteasing, Samsung has officially unveiled the Galaxy Z Fold2 at its "Unpacked Part 2" event today. The successor to last year's Galaxy Fold packs plenty of improvements over the revamped and re-released original, including a more durable design, a folding glass and polymer display, a faster chipset, and bigger screens both inside and out. Those hoping to jump into foldables with this new generation will need to double-check their savings accounts, though, as the Z Fold2 comes in a wallet-destroying $1,999, with pre-orders opening tomorrow at 12:01 AM on September 2nd ahead of general availability on September 18th.
Samsung is all set to fully unveil its latest foldable phone at an Unpacked event on September 1, but there's seemingly very little about the device they'll be able to tell us that we don't already know. Images, videos, and specs have all leaked or been shared one way or another, but we now have potentially definitive information from a very reputable source. But we now have definitive confirmation of the price from Samsung itself, at least in the UK.
As promised back at Samsung's August 5th Unpacked event, the company is gearing up for another event on September 1st. The sequentially titled "Unpacked Part 2," looks to be all about the company's next folding phone: The Z Fold2. Mark your calendars for 10AM ET (7AM PT).
We basically already know almost everything there is to know about the Galaxy Z Fold2 following two hands-on videos, but now yet another review video popped up on YouTube (picked up by SamMobile), giving us an even more detailed look at Samsung's upcoming foldable.