Samsung has actually already produced two smartphones with a collapsible display, using the Galaxy Fold and the Galaxy Z Flip. We’ve previously become aware of a Samsung Galaxy Fold follow up, tentatively called Galaxy Fold 2, and more information may have leaked.Korean outlet Aju News and Ross Young, creator of Display Supply Chain Consultants(h/t: XDA-Developers), have both reported that the gadget might have an under-screen selfie electronic camera. Young adds that it might potentially arrive with ultra-thin glass (UTG) too, although that’s apparently depending on supply challenges being met.
May have an under panel cam sensing unit too implying no hole. Might or may not have UTG. Have to increase UTG capability in Vietnam …
— Ross Young (@DSCCRoss) February 16, 2020
The two sources also report that the Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 is currently code-named Champ, with Young including that the phone is scheduled for a Q3 2020 launch date. Aju News, meanwhile, drills down even much deeper and says the phone will introduce in July.
The display executive includes that the phone will fold out to use a 7.7-inch screen, indicating the screen is slightly bigger than the 7.3-inch Galaxy Fold panel. Otherwise, the Korean news outlet states it’s tipped to have a similar rate to the initial design, with Young likewise stating it’ll be more pricey than clamshell foldables.Either method, the Galaxy Z Flip has set the bar high for Samsung collapsible phones in 2020. So you can be sure that the business will wish to achieve a comparable level of polish with the Galaxy Fold 2, leaving memories of the Galaxy Fold’s original launch in the dust.