Samsung appears to be ready with new smartphone releases practically every month. It now has several series of devices that it becomes difficult to even keep track. The coming week will obviously be occupied by the news on the Galaxy Unpacked event to be held on the 11th and immediately followed by the release of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip on the 14th. There have been rumors of another foldable device in the pipeline from the South Korean company. Now, a Netherlands based website has claimed that the Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 is very much under development and will be launched later in 2020.
Codename: Winner 2
The Samsung Galaxy Fold was being identified internally at Samsung by the name ‘Winner’. A Dutch site called GalaxyClub claims the phone it has learned about it being called Winner 2 or Win2. The site also claims that in terms of the overall form factor or design, there won’t be major differences between the Samsung Galaxy Fold and the Samsung Galaxy Fold 2. There could be some improvements here and there, including the processor and the camera, etc.
There is another report, not connected to this Netherlands report, which says the processor on the Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 will be the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC. As for the display, it predicts that Samsung will go for the Ultra-Thin Glass (UTG) for this model as well and the full display size will be 8-inches. The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is expected to sport the UTG display in the flip-open form. It claims that the primary shooter could be the 108MP sensor. If improvement is to be expected, will you see the S-Pen included.
5G Variant of the Device Predicted
The online report also indicates the existence of a Win 2 5G. Does that mean there will be two variants of the Samsung Galaxy Fold 2, one in 4G LTE variant and the other 5G? All these are of a speculative nature and await confirmation.
There have also been rumors of yet another foldable smartphone from Samsung which has the ‘Z’ shape with three folds. There is no further news of that device now.
On the launch schedule of this Samsung Galaxy Fold 2, there is no certainty. The best guess is that the phone could be launched along with the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series phones in the latter part of the year.