Samsung has launched a foldable smartphone this year, but the Galaxy Z Flip is not the successor to the Galaxy Fold. The company will launch its latest iteration of its original collapsible smartphone later this year. Although it is not yet known what name Samsung will eventually name the device, we can call it the Galaxy Fold 2 for the time being.
We’ve got some information about the Galaxy Fold 2, which suggests that it’s a lower entry threshold than its predecessor. Samsung will offer the 256GB model at a lower price. The Galaxy Fold, which costs $1980, is Samsung’s most expensive smartphone ever. It has the latest technical specifications and is only available on a 512GB storage model.
We heard that the Galaxy Fold 2, model SM-F916, will be 256GB of internal storage. The SM-F91x will have two models and the other with 512GB of storage. The split will allow Samsung to reduce the entry cost of the Galaxy Fold lineup. Given Samsung’s extraordinary response to the $1,400 Galaxy Z Flip, the company knows that lowering the price of the Galaxy Fold 2 will no doubt help the device become mainstream.
The Galaxy Fold 2 is expected to feature a larger collapsible display compared to the 4.6-inch display on the previous model, which could also increase to 7.7 inches in size. It is expected to use the Infinity-O panel and open holes for the selfie camera, rather than Samsung’s unusual notch design on the Galaxy Fold.
Samsung will also provide a powerful camera setup for the Galaxy Fold 2. It is reported that it may get the same camera setup as the Galaxy S20 Plus. In addition to the flagship processor and memory specifications that support 5G, the Galaxy Fold 2 is likely to have a 4G version (SM-F910).
The Galaxy Fold 2 is expected to go on sale in the third quarter of this year. Many believe it could be launched in August with the Galaxy Note 20.