It’s been more than a year since the Galaxy Fold initially came out, which makes it ripe for an upgrade.
Hence, we’re now seeing rumors surrounding the Samsung Galaxy Fold 2. Display Supply Chain Consultants founder Ross Young has shared a couple of leaks and rumors surrounding the upcoming foldable phone.
First, the upcoming foldable phone is expected to be cheaper than the first model — as what already been previously reported.
We’ve expected this since first-gen products tend to be more expensive. As per Young, the Fold 2 is expected to be priced at around USD1,780 (~Php89,900) to USD1,880 (~Php95,000). Although it’s still expensive, the asking price is noticeably cheaper than the first Galaxy Fold, which is available in the Philippines for Php109,990.
The original Galaxy Fold had a large screen, which could be a great canvass for the S-Pen. Rumor has it that the Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 will have S-Pen support, the popular accessory of the Galaxy Note 10
Speaking of the screen, it’s said that the Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 will feature a 7.59-inch foldable display, just a tad bit smaller than the Mate Xs, but bigger than the 7.3-inch screen of its predecessor.
The Galaxy Fold 2 will boast a 2,213 x 1,689-pixel resolution, with the same ultra-thin glass found on the Galaxy Z Flip. Also, it appears that folding screens has come a long way as rumors suggests that the Galaxy Fold 2 will have a 120Hz refresh rate display.
Not everyone was a fan of the small secondary display on the original Fold, but Samsung decides to keep it on the sequel. This time, it will be bigger at 6.23-inches, from 4.6-inches, and will have a 2,267 x 819-pixel resolution. The refresh rate is stuck at 60Hz, with a punch-hole for the selfie camera.
The main cameras on teh back will be upgraded to a 12-megapixel main shooter, 12-megapixel ultra-wide, and a 64-megapixel telephoto lens. Pretty much the same set of cameras we have on the Galaxy S20.
Of course, the device will feature 5G connectivity — possibly with the use of their in-house Exynos 990 processor.
Lastly, we expect Samsung to improve the structural integrity of the Samsung Galaxy Fold 2, primarily the display, to prevent their previous PR nightmare from happening again.