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Galaxy Fold vs. Z Fold 2 vs. Z Flip: Comparing Samsung's current foldable phones

We could see updates to Samsung's foldables soon with the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3. But, for now, here's how the Galaxy Fold, Z Fold 2 and Z Flip stack up against each other.

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Samsung has a growing collection of foldable phones. The company's portfolio includes the Galaxy Z Fold 2, the Galaxy Z Flip and original Galaxy Fold. Although Samsung already has a substantial collection of foldable phone lines, we could see new additions to Samsung's collection for the company's August Unpacked event this week. It's rumored the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 could be revealed during the event. But, in the meantime, how do Samsung's current foldables compare to each other?

Read more: How to watch Samsung Unpacked for Galaxy Z Fold 3, Z Flip 3 and more

The Galaxy Z Fold 2 was revealed in 2020 as a sequel to the original Galaxy Fold. Samsung refined a number of the original Fold's features for the Fold 2, including fixing one of its biggest issues: the front display. It's also bumped up the battery capacity, added 5G and redesigned the hinge that was introduced in the Z Flip. Like its Samsung-made foldable predecessors, the Fold uses a refined sweeper technology to repel dust and dirt particles that can gather under the display. 

Read more: Galaxy Z Fold 3: Samsung foldable gets S Pen support, water resistance and a price drop

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Apart from numerical specs, the Fold family of phones is fundamentally different in design from the Z Flip. The former opens and closes like a book, and features two screens: One on the front cover of that you can use when it's closed, and a much larger "Infinity Flex" display you can use when you open up the device. The Z Flip, meanwhile, has a lighter more compact clamshell design that unfolds vertically.

The second-gen Fold is the heaviest and most expensive Fold, and Samsung has reduced its storage capacity. Unlike the original model, which came with 512GB of storage, the Fold 2 has 256GB. It doesn't have a microSD slot.

For more details, take a look at CNET's specs chart below.

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Galaxy Fold 2 vs. Fold vs. Z Flip


Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 Samsung Galaxy Fold Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G
Display size Internal: 7.6-inch Dynamic AMOLED; external: 6.2-inch Dynamic AMOLED Internal: 7.3-inch Dynamic AMOLED (plastic); external: 4.6-inch Dynamic AMOLED (Gorilla Glass 6) Internal: 6.7-inch Dynamic OLED) with folding glass (UTG); external: 1.1-inch Super AMOLED
Resolution 2,260x816 + 2,208x1,768 pixels 2,152x1,536 + 1,680x720 pixels 2,636x1,080 + 300x112 pixels
Pixel density 386ppi + 373ppi 362ppi (internal screen) 425ppi (internal); 303ppi (external)
Dimensions (Inches) Folded: 2.67x6.26x0.6 in (hinge) ~ 0.54 in (sagging); unfolded: 5.04x6.26x0.27 in (frame) ~ 0.23 in (screen)
Folded: 6.3x2.5x0.6 in; unfolded: 6.3x4.6x0.3 in Folded: 2.99x3.44x0.62 ~ 0.68 in; unfolded: 2.99 x6.59x0.27 ~0.28 in
Dimensions (Millimeters) Folded: 68.0x159.2x16.8mm (hinge) ~ 13.8mm (sagging); unfolded: 128.2x159.2x6.9mm (frame) ~ 6.0mm (screen) Folded: 62.8x161x15.7mm ~ 17.1mm; unfolded: 117.9x161x6.9mm ~ 7.6mm Folded: 73.6x87.4x17.4mm; unfolded: 73.6x167.3x7.2mm
Weight (Ounces, Grams) 10 oz; 282 g 9.7 oz; 276 g 6.45 oz; 183 g 
Mobile software Android 10 Android 9 Android 10
Camera 12-megapixel (main) + 12-megapixel (wide angle) + 12-megapixel (telephoto) 12-megapixel (wide-angle), 16-megapixel (ultra wide-angle), 12-megapixel (telephoto) 12-megapixel (main), 12-megapixel (wide angle)
Front-facing camera 10-megapixel, 10-megapixel Two 10-megapixel, 8-megapixel  10-megapixel
Video capture 4K 4K  4K (HDR 10 Plus)
Processor Snapdragon 865 Plus Snapdragon 855 Snapdragon 865 Plus
Storage 256GB 512GB 256GB
RAM 12GB 12GB 8GB
Expandable storage No No No
Battery 4,500 mAh 4,380 mAh 3,300 mAh
Fingerprint sensor Side Power button Side
Connector USB-C USB-C USB-C
Headphone jack No No No
Special features Foldable display, 120Hz refresh rate, wireless charging support Foldable display, wireless charging, fast charging 5G, reversible wireless charging, foldable display
Price off-contract (USD) $1,999 $1,980 $1,450
Price (GBP) £1,799 £1,900 £1,399
Price (AUD) ~AU$3,280 converted AU$2,999 AU$1,999 (Galaxy Z Flip 4G)