The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 stepped out of cover yesterday, marking the second-generation of Samsung’s big-time foldable screen phone. As did the price of $2,000. But the $20 in extra costs over the last release looks well worth it, even as you could hope the technology and device itself will drop in cost over the next few years.
It does still have a camera bump at the back despite all the real estate to fit sensors and lenses, and while there’s a selfie cut-out on the front screen, Samsung encourages you to take selfies using the rear cameras, opened up and pointing at you.
There’s a much-improved hinge mechanism, which is good both for mechanical reassurance, but also it acts to now let you open the fold to any position between 0 and 180 degrees, and it’ll stay in place.
Oddly, Samsung did drop one spec: Dropping from 512GB internal storage to 256GB, for some reason.
Looking forward to seeing how it shakes out, especially after last year’s early review problems for the original Fold.
Oh, and really got cash to burn? There’s a Thom Browne edition of the Fold 2 for a healthy $3,299. But at least themed Galaxy Watch 3, Galaxy Buds Live, and other customized accessories are included?!
11. Two airline pilots landing at LAX in Los Angles reported “A guy in a jetpack” flying alongside them (The Drive). Incredible really, no further info yet: “American Flight 1997: ‘Tower, American 1997, we just passed a guy in a jetpack.’”
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