Take a look at Samsung's new "Untold Stories" video of the Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G

The much improved sequel to the Samsung Galaxy Fold, the Galaxy Z Fold 2, has been unveiled and will be released on September 18. We have gone through some of the changes between the OG model and the new version, such as the much improved 6,2 inch external display, 120Hz refresh rate on the larger internal screen of the 'tablet' from 7,6 inches, the inclusion of the Snapdragon 865+ Mobile Platform, and the use of ultra-thin glass on the foldable display. One thing that stays the same is the price, which is again close to $ 2.

Samsung's official video gives you 4-1-1 on the Galaxy Z Fold 2

Every phone has untold stories. The last-minute addition to the software that made the device so successful, or the creation of an iconic design or feature that consumers just can't get enough of. The bottom line is if one thing didn't happen, or if one thing did, the phone you all know and love would be a very different product. For example, if Steve Jobs hadn't thought about using the multi-touch feature he was developing for a tablet, the iPhone would have been a very different product.
Today, Samsung released a new video that reveals the untold stories of the Galaxy Z Fold 2. The video begins by discussing the form factor of the smartphone industry which was essentially static until the release of the Galaxy Fold l 'last year. And as the video indicates, “the launch of the Galaxy Z Fold 2 marks a new step into the future.
Development for the Fold began when Samsung was making the Galaxy Note in 2011. Back then, people wanted a device that offered a completely immersive viewing experience. And when Samsung shipped this with the Galaxy Fold last year, it sparked a lot of questions. For example, if the glass can't bend, how can the Galaxy Z Fold 2 screen? The answer is the ultra thin glass (UTG) that Sammy uses on the new model. Originally rolled out on the Galaxy Z Flip earlier this year, the material is 100% glass but it's processed to be thinner than a human hair.

UTG must strike a balance between being flexible and strong and Samsung is achieving this by reorganizing the way the rigid layers and the soft layers of glass physically interact. This gives the UTG the strength it needs. Combined with the optimization of the adhesive used, Samsung is able to make the screen flexible regardless of the temperature. Samsung has put the UTG through a series of tests and the foldable glass helps give the device "a premium look and improved ease of use."

Samsung has added new and improved hardware and software to take the Galaxy Z Fold 2 experience to another level

The company went on to explain how they increased the size of the exterior screen and eliminated the notch. The game plan was to increase the size of the outer screen to make it as large as possible while still retaining what the company calls “the satisfactory grip” of the OG Galaxy Fold's outer screen. To eliminate the notch, Samsung replaced the latter with the Infinity-O display. This means that a hole punch camera is used to keep the bezels thin on both screens.

Samsung also had to create the technology to allow the screen to open and close properly. This forced them to create a modern, technologically advanced hinge that goes way beyond the component used on your 11-year-old flip phone. And just like it did with the Galaxy Z Flip, Samsung designed the new hinge to allow the Z Fold 2 to stay open at preset angles. There are over 60 components in the hinge itself which all move together. To prevent debris from damaging part of the mechanism, a sweeper inside the unit rotates twenty times per second.

The rest of the video deals with software-related features, including Flex mode, application continuity, and more. Even if you think you know everything about the Galaxy Z Fold 2, you will know a lot more after watching the official Samsung video.

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