Samsung is gearing up to unpack a load of new consumer tech at the Galaxy Unpacked 2020 event on August 5. Among the five devices to be launched at the event is the next generation bump of Samsung’s first foldable device. Seemingly called the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2, instead of just the “Galaxy Fold 2”, there is a lot of excitement around the device as it marks a step of refinement for the series. Samsung has had a few foldable opportunities now, with the first Galaxy Fold, then the “fixed” version, then the Galaxy Z Flip, and the more recent Galaxy Z Flip 5G. Now, a leaked photo gives us an early look at the Galaxy Z Fold 2’s massive front.
This leaked photo of the Galaxy Z Fold 2 shows off the internal display of the phone, the one that actually folds along its central axis.
While there isn’t much that you can take away with a cursory glance on this photo, apart from the new name on the boot splashscreen, one can notice the hole-punch display if you take a very close look. Here is an edited photo that enunciates the hole-punch better:
As you can see now, the internal display on the Galaxy Z Fold 2 will have a single hole-punch front camera, centered on the right half of the screen. The protective lip around the device no longer has an extension for the hole punch. This is a big change from the front cameras present on the first generation device, which had a noticeably unique notch setup, as pictured below:
Previous reports suggested the possibility of an under-display camera on the Galaxy Z Fold 2, but that no longer appears to be the case. Other than this, the new device is expected to come with a 7.7″ interior display, a larger exterior display, plenty of RAM and storage, the latest processors, 5G capabilities, and will continue to exclude the S Pen. We should learn more in the coming days.