Renders and rumours of a successor to the Samsung Galaxy Fold have been appearing online for some time now, and on top of that, it’s missed its alleged April launch window. Now, a report by the South Korean Hankook Ilbo is suggesting that the foldable device will be launching this August.
The online news site says that Samsung recently placed a production order to one of its partners in the last few days. For parts that are supposedly needed for the construction of the Galaxy Fold 2. The timing of the new launch is interesting as well; August is also the month where Samsung is expected to launch its Galaxy Note 20 smartphone.
The Korean publication is also suggesting that the foldable smartphone will be recycling the same Ultra Thin Glass (UTG) display that first appeared with its other foldable device, the Galaxy Z Flip. To be fair, that’s not a bad thing, especially since the UTG display is said to be more durable than the display used on the current Galaxy Fold.
In relation to that last point, an earlier rumour had also suggested that the Galaxy Fold 2s’ display would be feature a 7.59-inch flexible Dynamic AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 120Hz. In addition to that, the renders of that rumour suggest that the foldable display would have a significantly smaller notch on the display; specifically, an Infinity-O cut out.
Naturally, these nuggets of information are still just hearsay and unsolicited rumours. As such, do take this news with a very liberal sprinkling of scepticism. At least, until August comes.
(Source: Hankook Ilbo via BGR)