Leak Reveals Unfortunate Details About the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G

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Samsung shook up the mobile phone world when it introduced the world’s first mass-produced, truly foldable phone. And now, the Korean company has unveiled the new and improved second version earlier this month at its Unpacked press event.

Samsung shared the bare minimum about the new Galaxy Z Fold2 5G, but promised it would provide additional details about the foldable phone next month. Though, we don’t have to wait that long to learn more about the Galaxy Z Fold2 5G.

A recent leak gives us a sneak peek at the external design and some of the hardware planned for this upcoming next-generation smartphone.

Samsung released a few press images of the Galaxy Z Fold2, but the company only give us a cursory look at the phone.

Thanks to a regulatory listing on the Chinese Telecom Regulation Authority’s (TENAA) website, we now have a closer look at some of the nitty-gritty details about this phone.

This undoctored look at the handset suggests the phone may ship with a blocky camera cutout that protrudes more than expected.

From the photos, it appears as if the camera module would make it difficult to lay the phone flat on a table. But that’s not all.

While Apple focuses on its camera technology, these leaked photos suggest Samsung may be missing something in the photography department.

According to the regulatory photos, the Galaxy Z Fold2 camera module appears to be the same one Samsung uses on the Samsung Galaxy Note 20, but with one crucial missing part.

While the Galaxy Samsung Galaxy Note 20 has a laser to improve photo quality, the Z Fold2 does not. It’s an omission that may prove to be disappointing to users who expect more from a phone that likely will launch with a retail price just under $2,000.

The TENAA listing, unfortunately, didn’t reveal any other details about Samsung’s upcoming foldable phone. We know it will ship with 5G and boasts of a more robust folding mechanism than Samsung’s first-ever foldable phone.

The Korean company is rumored to begin selling the phone following a China-only launch event on September 9. Other rumors hint the company may open up pre-orders on September 2, with retail sales starting on September 18.

Samsung better enjoy the spotlight while it can. Apple likely will steal the thunder from Samsung when the Cupertino company unveils its iPhone 12.

Apple is expected to debut its iPhone 12 series in early September. The iPhone 12 is rumored to be available in four models ranging from an entry-level 5.4-inch iPhone 12 with an iPhone 4-inspired design to an oversized 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max with a triple camera module, a LiDAR scanner and more.

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