Samsung Electronics has today unveiled the third generation Galaxy Z Fold2 phone to the global market. The launch took place virtually from the electronics manufacturer’s headquarters in Korea.
This is the second virtual launch that the global tech company has had in the last month. Locally, the virtual event was attended by tech enthusiasts thrilled by the prospect of Galaxy Fold’s availability in the Kenyan market.
“The journey to reach the next generation of mobile is full of originality and innovation, this journey is driven by user feedback. With the launch of the Galaxy Z Fold2 user feedback was at the heart of every meaningful improvement and upgrade that we made on the device with the aim of ensuring that we enhance the overall user experience,” said Seok Min Hong, Managing Director, Samsung Electronics East Africa.
The Galaxy Z Fold2 is the most anticipated foldable phone to hit retail shelves this year. It is the successor to last year’s Galaxy Fold, has a full-size 6.2-inch front screen, giving users far more screen space than the previous generation Galaxy Fold. The main, internal display is now 7.6-inches with a 120Hz refresh rate. The internal display uses the same foldable glass that was used in the Galaxy Z Flip. The phone has a thinner gap between the display and re-engineered technology between the hinges.
How the Z Fold2 works.
The Galaxy Z Fold2 is made for the people who are looking for a pocketable phone that doubles as a tablet. “We are changing the face of technology every day. This phone is for the person who wants to do more. It is for the person who is looking to integrate the phone and tablet into one device. It is for the person who is always on the go, which is why we also added the accidental damage warranty,” said Charles Kimari, Samsung East Africa Head of Integrated Mobile.
The first Generation Galaxy Fold phone did very well in the Kenyan market with stocks selling out twice as fast meaning the phone actually fills a gap in the market. With the Galaxy Z Fold2, we want to encourage people to maximise their potential by doing all they can on one device.
A key added value for users of the Galaxy Z Fold2 is the one-year accidental damage warranty. This will give users peace of mind that if they accidentally break the screen or damage the device in any other way they are covered for the repair expenses. This is a relief for any smartphone user.
Through a long-standing partnership with Google, Samsung established an open ecosystem for foldable devices. With this partnership, Samsung has fostered foldable UX innovation to realise the goal of creating the ultimate form factor. Beyond that is a trusted partnership with Microsoft, combined with the Galaxy Z Fold2’s advanced hardware and large screen experience, that allows users to maximise their productivity in mobile environments.
With the Galaxy Z Fold2, users can access ultra-fast speeds thanks to its full 5G band compatibility, while the 4,500mAh All Day Battery and Super-Fast Charging means you can do more without worrying about your battery life. Galaxy Z Fold2 also offers Samsung DeX wireless connection for clutter-free and wire-free work productivity, while Ultra-Wide Band technology is integrated into the device making it quick and easy to share files, photos or videos with Nearby Share.
The Generation Z Fold 2 will retail for Kshs 233,000 and will be available for pre-orders from 11 September to 24 September 2020 at select stores.
“The first Generation Galaxy Fold phone did very well in the Kenyan market with stocks selling out twice as fast meaning the phone actually fills a gap in the market. With the Galaxy Z Fold 2, we want to encourage people to maximise their potential by doing all they can on one device,” said Charles, adding, “The Galaxy Z Fold 2 has a thinner body and reduced gap between the screens, making it fit better in a pocket. The device has a dual intelligent battery that will last all day, making sure that the user has maximum use of the device when they actually need it during their busy day.”
The Fold 2 will be made available in both Mystic Black and Mystic Bronze colour options. The phone will also have a customisable option for the hinge colour. The Generation Z Fold 2 will retail for Kshs 233,000 and will be available for pre-orders from 11 September to 24 September 2020 at select stores.
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