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Third times the charm, right?

Samsung has been trying this folding phone thing for awhile now. It’s a great concept, the phone fits in your pocket and then opens up to a much bigger screen. The problem is – durability. The Galaxy Z Flip was not well received, and the original Galaxy Fold had problems with the screen malfunctioning or even breaking.

Take 3 – The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2. It’s in stores on September 18th with a price tag of $1,999. From the outside it looks like a normal phone with a  6.2-inch screen on the front. When you open it , it becomes a tablet with a 7.6-inch screen. The big change in the Z Fold 2 is the redesigned hinge. The previous one allowed debris to get under the screen which caused problems. Samsung also upgraded the glass screen, making it stronger.

At 2 grand it’s a bit pricey for most of us, but if they can perfect the technology it will surely become a standard. A phone that becomes a tablet when you want a bigger screen. A tablet that still fits in your pocket. I like the idea. If they can keep them from breaking, and bring the price down, this could be the future of phones.

Samsung's new $1,999 folding phone launches on Sept. 18

Samsung on Tuesday announced that its new folding phone launches on Sept. 18 for $1,999. It will be sold by all of the major U.S. carriers including Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile. The Galaxy Z Fold 2 is Samsung's third folding phone, following the original Galaxy Fold that had durability issues last year and was delayed for fixes before launch, and the Galaxy Z Flip.