At the beginning of this of Samsung unveiled its first ever foldable smartphone called Galaxy Fold. It came with an in-folding design and is equipped with an additional tiny dispay on the outside. While the company planned to start selling it from April, the design flaw forced them to indefinitely postpone the launch and cancel the pre-orders. Even the Huawei Mate X foldable smartphone launch is delayed until September. While the foldable smartphones are not off to a good start, Samsung is reportedly working on the successor to the Galaxy Fold.
As per the news from South Korea, the company is working on an 8-inch foldable smartphone. It is even mentioned to get S-Pen support. As of now, the S Pen support on smartphones is only limited to the Samsung Galaxy Note series. Just like the Galaxy Fold, the second-gen device will also come with the in-folding design. The company is said to have requested partners to make S Pen components in order to fit inside the second-gen Galaxy Fold smartphone.
While the production will be kicked off in August, the company might unveil the new foldable smartphones in December this year. As of now, there is no information about the launch date. However, we expect it to be launched alongside the next-gen Galaxy S smartphones in Q1 2020. The original Galaxy Fold came with a 7.3-inch foldable Dynamic AMOLED display and a 4.6-inch HD+ Super AMOLED cover display. Since the new Galaxy Fold is mentioned to come with the same in-folding same, it will also come with a secondary cover display.
The Galaxy Fold is powered by the 7nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform coupled with Kryo 485 CPU and Adreno 640 GPU. It is packed with 12GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage. The device is backed by a 4,380mAh battery and supports fast charging and wireless fast charging. As seen on the Galaxy S10e, the Galaxy Fold also sports a side-mounted fingerprint scanner. It also runs on the Android 9.0 Pie based OneUI of the box.
The Galaxy Fold comes with a total of six camera sensors. The notch on the foldable display sports 10MP Dual Pixel camera with f/1.9 aperture and an 8MP depth camera with f/2.2 aperture. On the rear, there is a triple camera setup featuring 12MP Dual Pixel camera with variable aperture (f/2.4-f/1.5), a 12MP telephoto camera with f/2.4 aperture, and a 16MP ultra-wide-angle camera with f/2.2 aperture. There is even a single 10MP camera with f/2.2 aperture on the top of the cover display. Stay tuned on Phone Radar for more details!