Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 in a new design and form factor

At the end of February 2019, Samsung introduced an unusual Galaxy Fold smartphone with a folding display,

whose deliveries were to begin already inApril However, due to hardware problems associated with the new form factor, the manufacturer had to postpone the release of the phone until September and spend months on finalizing the existing design. But, as it turned out, the company all this time was still working on a completely different folding device.

Samsung Galaxy Fold 2

For several months in a row appeared on the webvarious leaks that demonstrated a completely new concept of foldable smartphones. Samsung did not disclose the name of the phone, but its design suggests that it is probably the long-rumored competitor Motorola Razr, code-named "Bloom", which is often called the Galaxy Fold 2 on the Internet.

Samsung itself claims thatthe images shown in the video are “for illustration purposes only”. The actual product design is still “subject to change”, but the brand is unlikely to move away from a completely new design. Taking this into account, at this stage it seems quite certain that next year the second-generation Galaxy Fold will use a high perforated display that folds vertically, like traditional clamshell phones.

The dimensions of the OLED display of the new Galaxy Fold 2 have not yetAccording to rumors, Samsung is considering either an 8.1-inch panel or a more compact 6.7-inch screen, which will be paired with a new ultra-thin glass, which should make the product more durable than the current generation Galaxy Fold. Speaking of durability, the next folding Samsung phone will have an updated hinge design that can keep the phone securely closed, keep it open when necessary, and maintain a 90-degree angle so you can use the top and bottom of the display separately. Samsung demonstrates the latest in the video above using the camera app.

At this stage, it is not clear which mainThe Galaxy Fold 2 will have a rear camera, but the lack of a camera protrusion on the phone pictured today suggests that Samsung has not yet made a final decision. What seems more specific is the internal specifications. In the end, the next-generation folding phone will be positioned as a premium product and, therefore, will most likely be equipped with Qualcomm's future Snapdragon 865, 12 GB of RAM and at least 256 GB of internal memory.

Regarding software, Samsung,It is expected to ship with preinstalled Android 10 and One UI 2.1. Support for 5G networks is also expected as standard, as well as compatibility with Samsung's 45-watt fast-charging technology, which in itself will combine with two separate batteries. Rumors suggest that one of the batteries will have a capacity of 900 mAh, while the size of the other is not yet determined.

release date

Unlike the first version of Galaxy Fold, whichsold only in a few markets and in limited quantities, a second-generation model is expected to be available worldwide. The release is expected to take place in April, which means an official presentation.

Samsung itself makes big bets onthe new device and already plans to sell about six million foldable smartphones next year, the bulk of which will be the Galaxy Fold 2. It is believed that the company currently has no plans to create a third foldable model, but Samsung's ultimate goal seems to be combining the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note lines into one and the introduction in August of folding smartphones, not Galaxy Note models.