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The Galaxy Z Fold 2 Looks Like a Big Step for Forward for Foldable Phones

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With the original Galaxy Fold, Samsung took a major leap into creating an entirely new type of mobile device. However, like a lot of innovative first-gen gadgets, the Fold was just as much of a tech demo as it was a true retail device. But with the Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G, Samsung appears to have addressed many of the original Fold’s shortcomings while also refining and evolving its flexible display tech.

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Sporting a 7.6-inch main display, the Z Fold 2’s flexible screen is slightly larger than the one on its predecessor (7.3-inches for the original Fold), while also boasting slightly better durability thanks to the use of Samsung’s ultra thin flexible glass. Samsung claims it has re-engineered the entire structure of its ultra thin glass to provide increased durability, rigidity, and scratch-resistance.

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That said, some of the Z Fold 2’s most important improvements come from the phone’s revamped build and design, which includes an 6.2-inch exterior cover screen that’s nearly twice as large as before and takes up practically the entire front of the phone. Samsung also looks to have significantly thinned down the size of the Z Fold 2’s bezels, increasing the ratio of usable screen real estate while simultaneously beefing up its hinge and creating a slimmer overall body that measures just 6mm thick.

On the inside of the hinge, Samsung even added new sweeper bristles that should do a better job of keeping dirt or other detritus from getting inside the phone, while shorter bristles mean the hinge mechanism takes up less space. While each change on its own might seem small, when combined, the result is a significant much sleeker-looking and polished device.

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As far as components go, with Samsung expected to include a Snapdragon 865+ processor, 12GB of RAM, and up to 512GB of storage, the Z Fold 2 almost certainly won’t be hurting for performance. And along with full support for 5G connectivity, the Z Fold 2 also comes with a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, a triple camera module in back, an upgraded camera in front, and a new punch-hole selfie camera on the inside that takes up significantly less space than the massive notch on the original Fold.

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Now I admit that for some folks, the placement of that interior selfie cam two-thirds down along the top of the screen might seem a little weird, but when you remember that because the screen Z Fold’s 2 screen bends in half, it’s not really feasible to put a camera smack dab in the middle.

Elsewhere, the Z Fold 2 comes with the usual USB-C port on the bottom, though to some people’s dismay, Samsung hasn’t included a headphone jack or stylus support, the latter of which has been high up on the wish list as it would transform the Galaxy Z Fold 2 into a Super Galaxy Note of sorts.

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Of course, right now, the big question is if the Galaxy Z Fold 2 will put as big of a hole in your wallet as the original, which cost an eye-watering $1,980 at launch.

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But to me, the big takeaway from the Z Fold 2’s debut is that for all the people who were concerned about the durability and longevity of Samsung’s first foldable phone (and rightly so), the Galaxy Z Fold 2 looks like it has really evolved into the sophisticated, futuristic device a lot of bleeding-edge enthusiasts wanted from the original.

So far, Samsung hasn’t set an official shipping date for the Galaxy Z Fold 2, but Samsung has said pre-orders for the Fold will go live on September 1, with more details about Samsung’s next flagship foldable phone slated to arrive later this fall.

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Charge Your Phone Wirelessly With 50% off a Multifunctional LED Lamp

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White Wireless Charge Lamp | $18 | Amazon | Clip coupon + code ABC88699
Black Wireless Charger Lamp | $20 | Amazon | Promo code ABC88699

When you’re ready to turn in for the night, you don’t want to forget to charge your phone— especially if your mobile device doubles as your alarm clock.

With this wireless charger lamp, you can make this crucial step of your nightly routine even easier by just setting your phone on the wireless charging pad and… well, that’s all there is to it!

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Other functions include multiple lighting modes as well as a sleep timer option for auto shut-off of the light after 30 or 60 minutes.

This lamp can be yours in white for $18 if you clip the coupon on Amazon (it’s below the original $40 price) and add promo code ABC88699 at checkout.

You can snag the black version for $20 using the same code—no coupon though, sorry.

Don’t sleep on this deal! Who knows how long stock or the coupon code will last?

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Keep That Hotdish Hot With 65% Off a Luncia Casserole Carrier, Only $11 With Promo Code

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Luncia Double-Decker Dish Carrier | $11 | Amazon | Promo code SDDU9S7F

It has been a long time since the days we could safely have a potluck or other gatherings, but we have a fantastic deal perfect for once those times return. These double-decker Luncia dish carriers can be had for 65% off when you add promo code SDDU9S7F at checkout and clip the coupon on the site (it’s just below the price). These holders fit 9″x 13″ sized baking dishes.

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That means you can insulate and keep two dishes of food warm for only $11 instead of $30. What’s more, your Luncia carrier will arrive by Christmas if you order today as a Prime member.

Just add promo code SDDU9S7F and clip the 5% off coupon to bring the price down to $11 for the blue or the grey option.

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Conquer Your Pup’s Dander and Fur With $700 Off a Cobalt or Charcoal Bobsweep PetHair Plus Robot Vacuum

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Bobsweep PetHair Plus Robot Vacuum & Mop (Cobalt) | $200 | Best Buy

Bobsweep PetHair Plus Robot Vacuum & Mop (Charcoal) | $200 | Best Buy

Allergies can be bad enough as the seasons change. Don’t let pet hair and dander add to that by vacuuming it up early and often. That chore is easier said than done— unless you have a robot vacuum to do the work for you. This lovely bright cobalt Bobsweep PetHair Plus robot vacuum and mop, only $200 today at Best Buy seems like an ideal option. That’s a whopping $700 off, by the way.

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You can get the same deal for the charcoal version of the robot vac, too. This model is not only specially made for picking up pet hair, it self docks and charges when it’s finished with the work.

It also comes with a mop attachment, so it can take care of those kitchen floors for you as well. Grab it while it’s still available for this fantastic price!

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