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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 release date just leaked — here's when you can buy it

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2
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The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 will hit store shelves next month, according to a new leak from one of the most reliable tipsters.

That leak comes from Evan Blass and says that Galaxy Z Fold 2 preorders will begin on September 2, with a shipping and retail sales date of September 18. This is after the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series, which ships on August 21.

While announcing the foldable phone earlier this month, Samsung kept quiet about exact specs for the Galaxy Z Fold 2. But several upgrades are confirmed. There's a bigger 7.6-inch internal display this time around without an ugly notch, and the external display is now a much larger 6.2 inches. The internal display also gets a 120Hz refresh rate for smooth scrolling.

Samsung also says that it has made several design enhancement to the Galaxy Z Fold 2. This includes the addition of Ultra Thin Glass to make the main display more durable, the ability to open the screen at multiple angles, and an overall thinner design with a narrower gap between the two halves when closed. 

On the back there are three cameras - main, ultrawide and telephoto, with two selfie cameras, one each embedded in the internal and external displays. We don't know what the megapixels are going to be yet, but unofficially it's likely to be 12MP/12MP/64MP on the back like the Galaxy S20, and 10MP for the selfie cameras.

Inside the Z Fold 2 there's likely a Snapdragon 865 Plus chipset along with 12GB of RAM, 5G connectivity, and either 256GB of 512GB of storage. The battery will probably be around 4,300 mAh like the original Galaxy Fold, with either 25W or 45W charging.

At an expected price of over $2,000, the Galaxy Z Fold 2 will not be a phone for the masses, but we look forward to seeing if all of the improvements add up to the best foldable phone yet. 

Richard Priday

Richard is a Tom's Guide staff writer based in London, covering news, reviews and how-tos for phones, gaming, audio and whatever else people need advice on. He's also written for WIRED U.K., The Register and Creative Bloq. When not at work, he's likely thinking about how to brew the perfect cup of specialty coffee.