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Breaking: Samsung may have just confirmed its clamshell Galaxy Fold

It was reported a few months ago that among the new form factors being considered for Samsung’s second foldable smartphone, the company had created a clamshell prototype. The report also mentioned that Samsung had begun fine-tuning the design.

Additional reports have also hinted at the possibility that the next Galaxy Fold will have a clamshell or flip phone-like design. Samsung has now dropped what might be the biggest hint about its next foldable smartphone.

The next Galaxy Fold is likely to have a clamshell form factor

The company has posted a video on YouTube titled “A New Form Factor for Foldable Smartphones.” It starts off by providing a refresher about how the user interface looks on the existing Galaxy Fold. It then changes slightly to show what the UI would look like on a device that folds around a horizontal axis.

A side angle is also provided to drive the point home that the UI will work just as well on a vertically folding device. A side-by-side comparison is also provided between the two form factors which shows how the UI will resize elements if the clamshell device is partially folded. It’s evident that Samsung has a clear idea of what the UI should be like on a vertically folding smartphone.

As per earlier reports, the next foldable smartphone from Samsung is codenamed “Bloom” and has the model number SM-F700F. We reported earlier today that newly obtained battery info also suggests that this device is going to have a clamshell form factor.

Samsung’s second foldable smartphone is expected to be cheaper than the $2,000 Galaxy Fold. There aren’t a lot of details available about the device just yet. However, it is believed to feature a 6.7-inch foldable display and a 1-inch cover display which would only be used to show simple information when the device is closed. We hear that the color choices for the new Galaxy Fold will include white, black and purple, and that it will be available with 256GB of internal storage.

This is certainly an exciting development as it provides a glimpse of what the future might hold for the Galaxy Fold series. Do you like what you see? Let us know in the comments below.

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OLEDMAN
OLEDMAN

SOLD. Always loved flips and went thru a strewth of them in the 90’s. I just like smaller devices overall. flip OLED yes please.

Sjokosaus
Sjokosaus

Disappointing if true, the main reason I want the current fold is because of the form factory, going from a small phone to a small tablet. Hopefully the Fold 2 is a continuation of the current Fold because if it is I’m getting it.

drunaveil
drunaveil

Agreed

bayfisher
bayfisher

Yummy, I will take 2 to go, and no fries.

FRBonvoyage
FRBonvoyage

It is W2020

Danny D.
Danny D.

Why do you think that?

ProdByEchelon
ProdByEchelon

Makes sense but I doubt it too

FRBonvoyage
FRBonvoyage

When I was in China this summer, a Samsung employee in an experience store told me that this year would be exciting, with an exclusive foldable phone for China and Korea that would be W2020 (well in fact it’ll be called W20 5G) ; then Ice Universe posted a picture of a teaser for W20 5G which was almost 100% same as folded view shown on the video.
There are also some people from weibo (ice universe, mmddj and others) who have informations about W20 5G

ManBearPig00
ManBearPig00

When I first heard they were making a foldable I thought that W2019 design was the best implementation of it