New reports have seemingly unveiled the name of Samsung’s next foldable – the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2. Trusted Reviews has compiled all the latest news, rumours and information to keep you up-to-date with the upcoming foldable.
The theory around the name of Samsung’s next foldable was further supported by a small quirk on the US website, which sees ‘Galaxy Z’ listed before ‘Galaxy Fold’ in the URL of the Fold’s page (via GSMarena).
Galaxy Z Fold 2 release date
The phone is due to be released “soon”, a report from Sammobile suggested, but we have no concrete dates and at this stage information is thin on the ground. It could come alongside the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series, which is all set to be released on August 5.
Korean publication ‘The Bell’ previously discovered that the new device was codenamed ‘Bloom’. They believe the original codename signals a ‘blooming’ of Samsung’s presence in the foldables market and initially suggested that the foldable could be released in April. Now, coronavirus and on-going limitations on the industry mean that the release will be much later.
Galaxy Z Fold 2 design
We’re not expecting a huge departure from the design of the original Samsung Galaxy Fold. However, the phone is expected to have a larger ‘cover display’ to accompany its 7.7-inch main, foldable display. Of course, it will arrive packing a pretty impressive specs sheet and 5G capabilities too.
One of the main criticisms of the original Galaxy Fold was how dated the outer ‘cover screen’ looked, largely thanks to its big bezels. This looks to be being addressed in the new phone.
Bloomberg’s early September report claimed that the flip phone flavour of the next Galaxy foldable would pack a tall 6.7-inch display. It will pack an AMOLED screen because this is the technology that enables such foldable designs in the first place.
Galaxy Z Fold 2 specs
As to quite how impressive the Galaxy Z Fold 2’s specs will be, we’re pretty much left in the dark at this stage. Samsung will be forced to make some tricky decisions, balancing customer priorities between the latest internal hardware and a lower price.
Another leak (below) suggested the phone will release with two colour options, a lower price and 256GB of storage.
Galaxy Z Fold 2 price
The original Galaxy Fold came with a huge £1900 price tag. We’re expecting the Galaxy Z Fold 2 to be a little bit cheaper – if only because folding screen technology has had more of an airing in the market at this point.
Hopefully the company will strike a healthy balance between tech upgrading and a more accessible price-point.
If you want to know more about the latest foldables, take a look at our full video rundown of 2020’s best available foldable devices below.
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