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Technology Samsung’s original Galaxy Fold adds some of the Z Fold 2’s smartest features for free

03:05  27 october  2020
03:05  27 october  2020 Source:   theverge.com

The Galaxy Z Fold 2 will be available on September 18th for $2,000

  The Galaxy Z Fold 2 will be available on September 18th for $2,000 When Samsung teased its third foldable phone at Unpacked earlier this month, it didn’t reveal much beyond quick specs like screen and battery sizes, explaining that more details were coming. Today, the company is sharing all the information about the Galaxy Z Fold 2, which will retail on September 18th from $1,999. We already knew the Z Fold 2 has a 6.2-inch Super AMOLED panel on the outside with a punch-hole cutout for the 10-megapixel camera, which is a great improvement over the original Fold’s 4.6-inch version. We also learned that the larger 7.6-inch Dynamic AMOLED supports 120Hz refresh rates at 1080p, though it can run up to 2,208 x 1,768.

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One of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2’s coolest new features was the ability to use the phone’s front display as a viewfinder for the back cameras, which could be really useful for things lining up higher-quality selfies. If you’ve wanted that handy way to take better selfies but have been holding on to the original Galaxy Fold, you’re in luck: Samsung is bringing that selfie functionality and a number of other features from the Z Fold 2 to the first Fold through a software update that’s available starting today.

a hand holding a cell phone screen with text © Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge
graphical user interface, application: Samsung will let you use the front screen as a viewfinder for the Fold’s back cameras. © Image: Samsung Samsung will let you use the front screen as a viewfinder for the Fold’s back cameras.

The Fold isn’t just getting a new way to take selfies. The update also brings Capture View Mode, which lets you frame a photo with one half of the Fold’s main screen and review up to five of the latest photos or videos you’ve taken on the other half. And Pro Video mode will now let you capture video in a 21:9 aspect ratio and at 24 fps.

Samsung's Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G costs $2,000 -- but it could have been worse

  Samsung's Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G costs $2,000 -- but it could have been worse The device costs only $20 more than last year's model, and in the US, it comes with 5G and other improvements.Samsung added a big screen to the front of its Galaxy Z Fold 2.

Samsung has done just that and then some . The company has put its strongest foot forward with the Galaxy Z Fold 2 . It has made improvements to the design, added a variety of new features , improved the quality and durability of the hinge and the display as well as introduced new software experiences.

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 fixes many of the flaws of the original to deliver a foldable big-screen experience that really works, for the first folding phone we recommend. Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 Review. Samsung ' s latest folding phone is expensive, flashy, and a lot of fun.

The original Fold also gets a few features from the Z Fold 2 intended to improve productivity. App Pair, for example, lets you set a shortcut to launch up to three apps at once in your preferred split-screen layout. That means that if you like to have Twitter open on one half of your screen and YouTube on the other, you can make a shortcut to launch those apps together and set up the way you like them. You now can arrange split-screen windows horizontally, too,

Samsung’s blog notes that the launch date and the features included with the update “may vary by carrier or market,” however, so the update may not be available for your Fold just yet. Samsung tells The Verge it’s looking into when the update will be available in the US.

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