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Galaxy Z Fold 2: Samsung's most luxe foldable phone yet

The $2,000 device is already a massive upgrade over the original Galaxy Fold, and costs just $20 more.

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The Galaxy Z Fold 2 is Samsung's third foldable phone. It opens into a full-size tablet, with an ultrathin foldable glass screen and high-end specs.

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The Z Fold 2's magic is in the hinge, which can stand up on its own.

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You have a wide range of angles to choose from, and a slick metal frame keeping the design looking clean.

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This time, there's no giant notch obstructing the screen, giving you free and clear use of the display.

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The Z Fold 2's 7.6-inch display inside is made from ultrathin glass.

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On the front, a 6.2-inch display. It's still tall and thin, but with this configuration you're able to use it one-handed. You can open any app.

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On the back, you have a three-camera system with 12-megapixel wide-angle, ultra wide-angle and telephoto sensors.

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The crease is a thing, but doesn't get in the way of what you're doing.

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Samsung shored up the gaps with black plastic. I couldn't push a fingernail through. 

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You can fold the screen from a range of 75 to 115 degrees, Samsung guarantees, and maybe even more.

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The hinge lets you go hands-free watching a video, taking a call and more.

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You still have to treat the 7.6-inch screen gently to avoid scratches and damage to the ultrathin glass, and the phone isn't waterproof.

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It's hard to tell, but the hinge is shorter than before and there's a solid black piece that helps keep cruft from falling in -- that's not a gap you're looking at.

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The view folded closed of both screen sides and the camera mount.

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The power/lock button is easier to hit with the phone open.

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Your have your color choice of either mystic bronze or mystic black. 

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The camera bump rises a bit from the top, and you can see the gap where the sides fold together.

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New software makes it possible to use the outer screen as a giant viewfinder when taking a selfie with the rear cameras.

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Multitasking on the Galaxy Z Fold 2 gets better, and more flexible. For example, you can rearrange the windows how you like.

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Hands-free viewing is key.

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Here's a 90-degree angle with the Z Fold 2's hinge.

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A look at the 10-megapixel camera on the 7.6-inch inner display. No unsightly notch here.

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Here area few more great looks. Read everything we think about the Galaxy Z Fold 2.

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