Moore's law is the observation that the rate of technological growth – closely correlated to everything from transistor and pixel density to processor speed – is exponential, roughly doubling every two years. In the past 50, this has proven more or less true. Consequently, mobile devices have evolved to the point where they are functionally a combination of about a dozen different tools and devices: from a personal computer, camera and notebook to a music player, alarm clock and even measuring device. What more could we ask for? Well, how about a foldable smartphone? Here's a breakdown of Samsung's extravagant new Galaxy Z Fold2.
01 ALBUM COLLECTION
Remember constantly switching out cassettes and CDs? The 256GB holds 64,000 songs. Its 5G capabilities mean virtually every piece of music ever created is at one's fingertips.
02 BATTERY LIFE
The Fold2 runs on a flagship-level 4,500mAh battery – that's roughly the equivalent of four AA alkaline batteries.
03 EASY CAPTURE
It seems like one cannot have too many cameras. The Fold2 has five: two 10-megapixel selfie cameras – one each on the cover and front – and three 12-megapixel ones – wide-angle, ultra-wide-angle and telephoto – on the rear.
04 SOUND AND VISION
Capture videos in 4K resolution with the bonus tablet-sized viewfinder. The new Flex Mode allows half the screen to be the viewfinder; the other half displays controls and lets you review footage.
05 BIGGER IS BETTER
It has 256GB of internal storage powered by 12GB of RAM.
When folded at between 75 and 115 degrees, it acts as a tripod for selfies and shake-free video capture.
07 SHINY NEW TOY
The Fold2 irons out kinks found in the original Galaxy Z Fold and has more to offer: a larger screen, more speed, 5G capability and a head-turning, sleek design.
08 SUPER PRODUCTIVE
Perpendicularly folded, the Fold2 functions almost like a mini laptop. Its 19cm by 15.5cm screen also allows for the smooth running of Samsung's multi-window technology that supports nifty functions like dragging and dropping files, images and text from one app to another.
Photography VERONICA TAY
Art direction FAZLIE HASHIM