Update: August 19, 2020 (7:57 AM ET): Another hands-on video of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 has leaked out. Reposted to Twitter by tipster Abhishek Yadav (via GSMArena), the clip gives viewers 15 seconds to admire the device’s lines and gawk at the massive crease along its foldable display.
— Abhishek Yadav (@yabhishekhd) August 19, 2020
Arguably, the Galaxy Z Fold 2’s crease seems more apparent than the groove on the first Galaxy Fold. There are some definite design highlights on display though. The video also showcases the Galaxy Z Fold 2’s larger outer screen, the Flex Mode configuration, and the device’s redesigned hinge.
Original article: August 7, 2020 (11 AM ET): If you’re excited about the full launch for the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2, you’ll need to wait about a month for it. However, Ben Geskin just posted a brief hands-on video that shows the device opening and closing. It also gives a good idea of how much bigger the outer display is as compared to the Galaxy Fold.
Check out the leaked video below.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 leaked hands-on video
— Ben Geskin (@BenGeskin) August 7, 2020
Unfortunately, the sound-less clip is quite short, and Geskin doesn’t turn the phone around so we can see the back. Regardless, it does give you an idea of what opening and closing the device will be like. From the video, it appears the Galaxy Z Fold 2 is sturdier in this process as compared to the Galaxy Fold. We’ll need to get one ourselves to confirm that, though.
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The outer display also looks so much better on this device than it did on the Galaxy Fold. While it still looks thinner than a “normal” smartphone, it at least doesn’t look tiny.
The only bad news the leaked video depicts is the very prominent crease down the middle of the device when in its opened state. We had hoped Samsung would have figured out a way to make this a bit more subdued with the second-generation of the Fold series, but that doesn’t appear to be the case.
Samsung will officially launch the Galaxy Z Fold 2 on September 1. That’s when we’ll learn all the specs, the price, availability, and more. It’s also when pre-orders will begin. Mark your calendar! In the meantime, you can express your intent to buy one here.