Announced at the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event just 4 weeks ago, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 had yet another opportunity to hog all the limelight today during an event dedicated solely to revealing it to the world and, most importantly, to reveal more details about it that were not shared in early August.
Those details include the pricing and availability.
In key global smartphone markets like the United States, the Galaxy Z Fold 2 goes on sale on September 18 with a price tag of $1,999.
In Kenya, the device will be available for pre-order on September 11.
The pre-order period will run through to September 24, when we expect the device to be generally available in the local market.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 will be going for Kshs 233,000.
The Galaxy Z Fold 2 is the third iteration of Samsung’s direct take on foldable smartphones and the second such model, succeeding the Galaxy Fold, which launched last year. When it eventually became available locally, late last year, the Samsung Galaxy Fold cost a whopping Kshs Kshs 230,000 and was available in very limited quantities. The pricing of its successor stays within that same ballpark.
Another foldable smartphone, which has influenced the Galaxy Z Fold 2’s design, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, went on sale in Kenya a few months ago at a price tag of Kshs 160,000.
The Galaxy Z Fold 2 features a larger (6.2-inch) external display, a larger 7.6-inch high-refresh-rate (120Hz) internal display, an improved hinge mechanism that allows it to be folded at various desired angles instead of the fixed positions of its predecessor, the same abilities to launch up to 3 apps on that large tablet-like display, a reduced gap when folded up and the same 5 cameras, at least as far as placement goes, that dotted its predecessor.
Buyers of the device in Kenya will be getting a 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 which is important for all smartphone users,” a statement from Samsung Electronics East Africa reads, in part.