We all know that Samsung has an extremely busy yr forward, with a number of telephones anticipated to launch within the first half of the yr, however we nonetheless should not positive what order they may launch in. Presumably, the Galaxy S10 Lite that has appeared in numerous leaks over the previous a number of weeks shall be unveiled any day now, however then the 2020 flagships shall be unveiled in February. However might the Galaxy Fold 2 be the primary flagship to launch subsequent yr?
Citing business sources, Yonhap Information Company reported over the weekend that Samsung will launch its new clamshell foldable telephone (which we’ve been calling the Galaxy Fold 2) in February 2020 forward of the Galaxy S11. Samsung is claimed to be in talks with three cellular carriers in South Korea to promote the telephone.
Following the tepid response to the primary Galaxy Fold upon its reveal early this yr, and the chaos that ensued when evaluate fashions started rolling out to the press, it’s comprehensible that Samsung would wish to put that chapter behind it as shortly as doable. And so, Yonhap’s sources consider that when Samsung pronounces the redesigned foldable at its Unpacked occasion in mid-February, it should instantly be accessible for buy.
Based mostly on the leaks we’ve seen up so far, the Galaxy Fold 2 will characteristic a 6.7-inch show (notably smaller than the 7.3-inch show of the unique) and can fold on the horizontal axis somewhat than the vertical one. Although the Galaxy Fold retails for practically $2,000, sources say the follow-up “shall be accessible within the mid-$1,000 vary.” A less expensive worth level shall be very important if Samsung desires to succeed in its reported goal of 6 million foldable gross sales.
Lastly, the report notes that Samsung plans to launch a real sequel to the Galaxy Fold in late 2020 as properly, signaling that the telephone set to be revealed early subsequent yr will probably carry a special moniker.