Since the first Samsung Galaxy Fold came along, interest in foldable smartphones has skyrocketed. At least due to the fact that the technology became real, people believed in it and realized that it was no longer just concepts. Already at that time, it was possible to create real working samples. Now technologies are developing and the fact that companies do not abandon their vector suggests that they also believe in “clamshells”. On the Internet, you can often find comments that “I don’t want to be a tester for my money”. But nobody said that when the first iPhone or HTC Dream came out. Then everything on the contrary rushed to new technologies and they developed. Folding devices are now being developed. Now it became known about the new, already the third, foldable smartphone Samsung, something interesting.
We are waiting for the new Galaxy Fold 2.
Galaxy Fold 2 will be released this year
Back in April, Samsung made it clear that it would release not only the new Galaxy Note, but also the second generation Galaxy Fold. Now we understand that given what is happening in the world, the event is likely to be held online. Interestingly, the past Unpacked event, which showed the Samsung Galaxy S20 lineup, was the last traditional event so far held in a crowded hall.
Now we have information that a new presentation will take place on August 5 this year. It will show the very Galaxy Note and Galaxy Fold.
The message of this presentation is interesting and the fact that the company has become a hostage of a situation from which it is necessary to somehow get out. The Samsung Galaxy Note will be expensive (as usual), and the Galaxy Fold won't be that cheap either. All this against the backdrop of the coronavirus, which has not yet subsided in the world, popular and economic unrest, as well as the fact that global smartphone sales at the beginning of the year fell by almost 40 percent compared to the same period last year. It is now expected to fall by another 14 percent. At the same time, Samsung itself admitted that its sales also fell. It seems to be putting a lot of emphasis on the relatively inexpensive A-series devices, specifically the Samsung Galaxy A51.
According to the latest rumors, which are very similar to the truth, the presentation will take place on August 5, and the smartphones themselves will go on sale on August 20. In this case, not only will the new Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Fold 2 be released, but also 5G the Galaxy Z Flip version.
This information is even more credible against the background of the fact that these dates are close to those in which Samsung traditionally holds its presentations. However, there are those who doubt this and bet on September. These include, for example, Max Weinbach, who has already stated this earlier.
The reason for postponing the launch of the novelty may be the impossibility of the timely release of the first batch due to the fact that the factories have been closed for a long time and have not yet fully opened.
Will the Galaxy Fold 2 be waterproof
Premium smartphones have long taught us that they must be waterproof. The problem is, no matter how premium a foldable smartphone is, the nature of the hinge simply doesn't allow it to be truly waterproof.
That could change with the Galaxy Fold 2. Earlier this month, a patent pending for a foldable phone's waterproof design looks a lot like the Galaxy Fold, Let’s Go Digital reported. The patent for an 'Electronic Device Incorporating a Waterproof Structure' describes in detail how and where such a device should be protected.
The new patent says a lot.
The patent also describes a camera similar to the one used in the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra and the possibility of using a smaller external screen. Apparently, this will be done for the cheaper Galaxy Fold model.
A cheap version of the Samsung Galaxy Fold 2
According to the same Max Weinbach and his Twitter, we are waiting for a cheaper Galaxy Fold E or Galaxy Fold Lite. If you believe him, the new product will receive simpler characteristics and a simpler screen cover, but it will cost only $ 1,100. If this is indeed the case, it can be assumed that this model will be successful. Many of those who wanted to buy a Galaxy S20 or Galaxy Note 20 will definitely be interested in a new product with such a price tag. It's even cheaper than the $ 1,380 Galaxy Z Flip.
What will be the Galaxy Fold 2
A couple of months ago, there was information that the new Galaxy Fold could have a large external display so that users don't have to switch to the internal screen too often, but all the latest rumors and leaks reject this.
According to the latest data, the novelty will be similar to the first generation Fold. However, it is possible to use a narrower case, which will still close inward and thereby protect the external screen from scratches, which Huawei Mate Xs cannot boast of.
At the same time, the internal screen can have support for the S Pen stylus, which will be very nice. But in this case, there is no need to talk about the absence of scratches. It will definitely leave marks on the surface, even if Samsung uses a new generation of Gorilla Glass already in this generation. But there is almost no doubt that the screen will have a refresh rate of 120 Hz as an option.
According to the available information, the main camera of the Galaxy Fold 2 will have a resolution of 12 MP (telephoto) + 64 MP (regular) + 12 MP (ultra-wide). There will also be a depth sensor. The cut-out in the inner screen should undoubtedly become more compact. Samsung simply cannot ignore this.
Let's see what it will be like. The main thing is that not one to one, like the first.
If rumors are true, the battery of the new Galaxy Fold 2 will be larger than in the first generation (4,500 or 5,000 mAh vs. 4,380 mAh), and the charging speed will be achieved through a 25-watt unit.
Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 specifications
- Main display: 7.59 inches; Resolution 2,213 x 1,689 pixels
- Display cover: 6.23 inches; Resolution 2267 × 819 pixels (original screen size
- Fold was 4.6 inches)
- 256 GB and 512 GB storage
- 5G and 4G options
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 or 865 Plus
- Software: Android 10
- Materials: ceramic, stainless steel
- Colors: blue, silver, gold, pink, black
How much will the second generation Galaxy Fold cost
It would be surprising to see a more advanced Galaxy Fold 2 at a much lower price point than the original $ 1,980 Galaxy Fold, although given the global downturn, anything is possible in the near future. And a cheaper model could potentially lower the price even more and reach those same $ 1,100.
However, there is also the possibility that the company will not set a low price, but instead will generously present customers with gifts, which can then simply be canceled and start earning more without raising the price.
We are waiting, waiting.
Let's see how things unfold, but the Galaxy Fold 2 is very interesting. It is no longer just the first experimental smartphone. It is the second generation that will show us how fast technologies are developing and what the likelihood is that soon many manufacturers will switch to the production of such devices.