Is This The Best Tax Write Off Yet? New Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 A Mobile Office
It’s expensive at $2,999 but don’t let that worry you because the market for the new 5G Galaxy Z Fold 2 wants the unique features and the status that comes with owning one of the most expensive smartphones in the world that also delivers the best of Office 365 and what Google has to offer.
Available on September 25 in Australia the device which comes in two colours, black and bronze and weighs 282 grams device is stylish and it appears, that Samsung has learnt from their past problems with their first foldable device.
The 6.2-inch cover screen and the Infinity-O delivers a bright crisp image and the stylish wrap around bezel is a big improvement when one is making calls, reading emails, news feeds or when you pull up a map.
The power for this Android 10 device comes from a 7nm 64-bit octa-core processor, on board is 12GB RAM and 256GB internal storage, there is also a 4500mAh dual battery, supports 5G and boasts a 4X4 MIMO, up to 7CA, LAA, LTE Cat.20 networking which means it recognises W6 networks.
The advent of COVID-19 has seen a flight to large screen devices and premium smartphones according to Samsung Vice President Gary McGregor, it’s also been the reason for die hard Apple customers to give up on their previous supplier.
The real reason for buying this device is not on the outside, it’s the unique and impressive 7.6-inch, 120hz QXGA+ Dynamic AMOLED main screen that unfolds making the need for a PC obsolete when you all you want to do is use Microsoft Teams, make a video call especially as you get 2208×1768 resolution.
That AMOLED screen has an adaptive refresh rate of up to 120Hz.
Users can multi-task while also using the full display for video and gaming entertainment.
Also built in is notch less camera.
Samsung is committed to developing foldable display which appears to have been pushed along by COVID-19 hibernation and restricted travel with analysts predicting a bright future for foldable devices.
What’s different this time round is during the past 12 months Samsung has strengthened their partnerships with Google and Microsoft, and this has led to dramatic improvements with functionality and built in apps usually found on a Windows PC or Chromebook.
I have been using the Samsung Note which has a lot of the same features found in the Z Fold 2 and because we already operate on an Office 365 network at work the seamless carry over of functionality is not only a big improvement it’s highly productive.
This time round it appears that a lot of work has been done on the hideaway hinge since the prior model allowing the Fold to rest free standing at different angles making it ideal for Duo, Team or Zoom calls.
The bright AOLED fits neatly between the two sides of the folding panel, and when fully unfolded it becomes flush with the back of the panel delivering a seamless full-screen view.
Multi-task, such as having email and a voice call operating at once is a whole lot easier.
For those who need a camera there is a triple array with users able to preview their next shot with the digital viewfinder in the top half of the screen while reviewing previously shot images on the bottom half.
Built in is a 12MP sensors for each camera.
The main camera has a f/1.8 aperture lens which, in conjunction with the dual pixel focusing tech, should help give good results in low light situations. The telephoto lens offers 2x optical zoom and the third set of optics is for ultra-wide shooting.
All up this is the best there is and until we get a full review model, we will not be able to fully test the full operational functionality of this new Samsung device.
The big plus for this device is the tax write off as it’s a genuine office productivity tool.