Samsung's has launched its latest foldable smartphone which is also its largest, offering users a tablet-size screen 12% bigger than its first Galaxy Fold.

The Galaxy Z Fold 2's screen measures 7.6 inches when unfolded.

It also has a 6.2 inch Infinity-O Cover Screen on the front for when the device is closed over.

The phone has a triple camera system, with ultra-wide, wide-angle and telephoto lenses, all 12MP in size.

It is powered by 128GB of RAM and comes with either 512GB or 256GB of on board memory.

The new devices has a 4,500mAh battery promising all-day power and supports super fast charging.

The 5G compatible phone will also be Samsung's most expensive foldable, starting at €2099.

The new model, however, is facing a tough market with economic uncertainties created by the coronavirus pandemic cooling demand for high-end smartphones.

Despite the launch of its premium Galaxy S20 lineup in March, Samsung has fared particularly badly.

Its second-quarter smartphone sales plummeted 30% and South Korean tech giant ceded its position as the world's biggest smartphone seller to Chinese rival Huawei, according to research firm Canalys.

Offered in two colours - mystic black and mystic bronze - the Galaxy Z Fold2 will go on sale on September 18 in about 40 countries, with pre-orders from September 1 on Samsung's online store.