Samsung’s first folding smartphone was introduced in February 2019 alongside the Galaxy S10 vary, however sturdiness issues despatched the Galaxy Fold again to drafting board.
However, even earlier than its revised model in September was introduced, the grapevine started reporting on a second folding telephone from the South Korean electronics big.
We’ve already heard experiences of the yet-to-be named Galaxy Fold 2 coming with a smaller display screen dimension than the present Fold with a clamshell-like design resembling flip telephones. Now, it appears Samsung has selected one other change to the Fold 2’s show, in keeping with a recent report from Korean publication ETNews.
It’s potential that Samsung would possibly change the present clear plastic polyimide (PI) protecting layer on the present Fold’s show with scratch-resistant ultra-thin glass (UTG) on the second-generation folding telephone.
However, UTG would not come low-cost. The identical ETNews report means that the Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 can be cheaper, coming in at about $1,500 (round £1,165 / AU$2,197), which is considerably decrease than the present Fold’s eye-watering $1,980 / £1,800 price ticket. If that is true, then Samsung could resolve to stay with the PI layer to chop manufacturing prices.
Another potential solution to convey down the worth of the Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 could be to supply a mannequin with lesser storage. Currently, the Fold is available in only one 512GB model however, in keeping with SamMobile, Samsung would possibly provide a 256GB choice with the Fold 2.
We’re undoubtedly hoping Samsung does decrease the worth of the Fold 2 (or no matter its last moniker may be), making it extra accessible to the plenty. And whereas the redesigned Galaxy Fold nonetheless has its points, there is a good probability Samsung would have learnt from the expertise and the launch of its subsequent folding telephone will go much more easily.
According to Korean monetary publication The Bell, Samsung is predicted to announce the Fold 2 (presently codenamed ‘Bloom’) in April 2020.
- Chinese telephone maker Huawei additionally has a folding telephone referred to as the Mate X incoming