After an attractive first Galaxy Fold, Samsung should launch its successor in the second half of 2020. The Galaxy Fold 2 will take the good ingredients from its predecessor and make some improvements to the folding format. Pending its official presentation, here is a full point on its price, its release date and its technical sheet.
Tired for a few years by the lack of innovation on the smartphone market, fans of new technologies have been taking their eyes off it since 2019. If we are only at the beginnings of folding smartphones, we will certainly all use them in the years to come. Samsung believes in it and has not hesitated to invest to offer the first consumer model.
The Galaxy Fold presented itself as a smartphone capable of unfolding to transform into a tablet. A technological feat that, beyond the wow effect, is certainly of interest in everyday use. We saw this during our test of the Galaxy Fold published in late 2019.
At the beginning of 2020, the Galaxy Z Flip, also folding, was less interesting to us. Beyond the “madeleine of Proust” effect caused by this flap format, the Z Flip has few advantages in use. However, with this model, Samsung demonstrates that the technology of folding screens can be declined in several formats and therefore to extend the ranges.
If some have confused the Galaxy Z Flip with the Galaxy Fold 2, they embody two completely different smartphones. Besides, the second should not go out before the second half of the year to make room for his brother.
This does not prevent serial leakers from regularly publishing new information about it. So much so that you can slowly see your profile taking shape. To see more clearly, we therefore suggest that you do a full point on the rumors about the Galaxy Fold 2. Price, release date, data sheet, here is everything you need to know about the next folding smartphone from Samsung.
Release date and price
While the first Fold of the name was launched in the first half of 2019, Samsung would wait until the third quarter of 2020 to launch its successor. The Korean would take advantage of the presentation conference of the new Galaxy Note 20 to unveil the Galaxy Fold 2, its third folding smartphone. If it is still too early to know its price, some leakers indicate a price between 1500 (like the Z Flip) and 2000 euros (like the first Fold). It’s not a surprise given the device’s spec sheet.
Design and screen: significant improvements
Do not expect a major aesthetic upheaval with the design of the Galaxy Fold 2. It would more or less take over the design of its predecessor with a few adjustments here and there. Dressed in stainless steel and ceramic, the Fold 2 would first be distinguished by removing the notch, one of the black spots of the first Fold. Samsung has finally decided to integrate the selfie sensor into a hole in the foldable screen. Another leak is based on a photo sensor hidden under the screen.
Like the Galaxy Z Flip, the Fold 2 would undergo a cure of solidity. The screen would be covered with the same ultra-thin glass protective film as the Z Flip. The hinge would be reinforced. There are also rumors of a larger screen, both indoors and outdoors. Open, the Fold 2 would display a 7.7 inch slab 0.5 inch longer than the first Fold. The outside screen would be the most improved since the 6.8 inch slab would cover a large part of the face this time. Samsung would correct one of the Galaxy Fold’s major weaknesses. Finally, the Korean would use a new screen format called Infinity V with 120 Hz refresh rate, like the latest Galaxy S20.
Muscular technical sheet
Under the hood, Samsung would integrate all that it can do best, or almost. We criticized the Galaxy Fold for not having the best processor on the market, the Fold 2 should escape this criticism. According to the latest rumors, it would ship the Snapdragon 865 chip from Qualcomm which implies 5G compatibility. It would be accompanied by 12 GB RAM and 512 GB storage, like its predecessor.
The Fold 2 would incorporate a larger battery to power the larger and more energy-consuming screens (120 Hz). The charger supplied would deliver a power between 25 and 45 W, without further details. The Fold came with a 15 W power supply. Wireless and reverse charging are also rumored.
Finally, on the photo side, some sources mention the integration of a 108 megapixel sensor (the same one that equips the Galaxy S20 Ultra) accompanied a telephoto lens that can zoom up to 5x (optical). However, camera information remains unreliable. Other observers indicate that the Fold 2 would integrate two 12-megapixel sensors, one of which would be coupled to an ultra wide-angle lens.
A Galaxy Fold 2 with S-Pen?
The craziest but also the most attractive rumor evokes a Galaxy Fold 2 accompanied by an S-Pen, housed in the hinge large enough to accommodate it. Some elements, including a renowned leaker, indicate that this hypothesis is entirely possible. First, the Fold 2 should be presented at the same time as the new Galaxy Note 20 whose special feature is to integrate a stylus.
Then, the very format of the Fold 2 makes the idea of the S-Pen interesting. When unfolded, the smartphone becomes a tablet. Should we recall the advantages brought by this accessory in the use of a tablet? Apple Pencil fans will certainly not contradict us.
Here are all the rumors about the Galaxy Fold 2 for now. By the time of its official launch, more specific information should certainly appear on the web. Also we will update this file regularly. In the meantime, stay connected! We leave you with a little dream and pleasure for the eyes.