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Breaking: Live images reveal Samsung’s clamshell Galaxy Fold 2

The Galaxy Fold was a heavily guarded secret until the day Samsung decided to show a glimpse of it to the world, and if the company had something similar planned for its second foldable smartphone, well, it’s not going to be very happy today. A leak from the Chinese website Weibo has revealed live images of the Galaxy Fold 2, Samsung’s clamshell foldable phone that it is going to release alongside the Galaxy S11 next year.

There’s a lot to talk about here. First, it seems the Galaxy Fold 2 will have the same hinge mechanism as the Galaxy Fold – you can see the caps covering the gap between the two folding halves in the pictures. Secondly, while the device has an Infinity-O display like the Galaxy Note 10, those bezels are rather huge and make the phone look quite outdated. Naturally, the outer display is pretty small, although it’s unclear what the cover display’s actual size will be (the internal display is rumored to be between 6.7 to 6.9 inches).

Also interesting is that there are only two rear cameras. Even Samsung’s cheap budget phones have triple camera setups these days, so it looks like rumors about the Fold 2 costing around $850-$1000 might be accurate. A recent report said the Galaxy Fold 2 will have the 108MP and 5x zoom cameras from the Galaxy S11, and if that is the case, then it seems the company’s next foldable will not offer an ultra-wide camera.

And we also wonder just how big a battery the Galaxy Fold 2 will have. One of its two batteries will have a capacity of around 900 mAh – the Galaxy Fold’s battery is divided into two halves of the same capacity, and that may end up being the case on the Fold 2 as well judging by the size of the device. We’re assuming the vertically folding form factor doesn’t leave a lot of space for high-end components or large batteries, which might be why Motorola’s new Razr also has rather outdated specs.

It’s possible the device seen in these images is a prototype and not the final product, but it gives us a good idea of what to expect from Samsung’s next foldable phone. Where the Galaxy Fold offers a premium design with a large screen and flagship specs, the Fold 2 may just be all about the cool factor with little practical utility.

What do you think?

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superg05
superg05

THE GALAXY FLIP SHOULD BE THE NAME THEY WOULD BE FOOLS TO MAKE THIS A GALAXY FOLD SUCCESSOR ONE A PHONE / TABLET HYBRID THE OTHER A GLORIFIED FLIPHONE 😐 THIS SHOULD BE A NEW LINE

PookiePrancer
PookiePrancer

A folding smartphone looks outdated? Uh…no.

Those bezels will probably improve handling immensely. One benefit of this form factor: being able to use the tiny built-in wireless car chargers again!

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

This design makes no sense to me… We’re past the age where phones needed flipping/being as tiny as possible. We’re all about large screens in smaller footprints. A slightly wider Galaxy Fold (closed) was the progression..

PookiePrancer
PookiePrancer

There’s little doubt that a proper tablet successor is in the works. That’s the one I’m waiting for.

Qbancelli
Qbancelli

Breaking? Lol
This happened 18 hours ago.

Purvesh9713
Purvesh9713

It should be named galaxy flip.

Pr1m3MOD
Pr1m3MOD

I know the main selling point of this things is the form factor and the “folding feature”. But selling it with outdated specs for a grand sounds kinda silly to me.
It’s going to cost as much as the S11 or more, with less than half of it’s features but hey, this ones folds.

Ducati916
Ducati916

an where in trhis artical did they mention the spec …..no where . im sure itll have the latest chip and cameras

ProdByEchelon
ProdByEchelon

I want this so bad! This is the form factor foldables should be!!!!

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

Mixed feelings about this! Firstly I don’t really see the point of the phone as it’s not a foldable pocket tablet and it’s going to be too thick for comfortable pocketing even though closed form is shorter. Rather have a normal flat slab.

It doesn’t look like it will be high spec as the s11 or even s10 family in the camera and that is disappointing.

The original fold looks cooler and has better functionality as of the screen and opens to a tablet form. Wished the fold 2 was a thinner and refind fold 1

Ducati916
Ducati916

the original fold is 2000 duh , and you have no idea what spec will be in the phone how about you wait like thr rest of us before you make and opinon