• Galaxy Fold 2 release date, price, features and news

    Not announced Expected Q4 2020
    Expected price $ 1880

    7.7 inches
    2213 x 1689 pixels


    12 MP (Quad camera)
    10 MP front


    Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+
    12GB RAM


    256GB, not expandable


    4500 mAh


    Android 10
    Samsung One UI

    Even before the original Galaxy Fold was officially out, people have been looking forward to the Fold 2. The reason is obvious: first-generation devices are often flawed and closer to proof of concept than products that can be used heavily every day. And as if we needed further proof, the Galaxy Fold’s launch was riddled with issues.

    Now, a year after the Samsung Galaxy Fold was first officially revealed, it’s time to focus on its successor -- the Galaxy Fold 2. The delays surrounding the first model threw Samsung’s schedule off and it seems the Fold won’t be following the strict launch pattern the Galaxy S series has.

    Despite that, it’s almost guaranteed that the Galaxy Fold 2 will come out later this year and rumors are already flowing around the internet about it. So, we’ve captured as many of them as we could and will now summarize them for you.

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    Galaxy Fold 2 release date

    Samsung has been pretty hush-hush about when it will release the Fold 2 and that’s understandable, they don’t want another launch debacle. Initially, rumors pointed towards an August announcement alongside the upcoming Galaxy Note 20 during the August 5 Samsung Unpacked event. Now, it seems more likely that there will be a separate September or potentially even October event, as the Galaxy Fold 2 is facing further delays

    The Galaxy Fold 2 is an important enough device to have its own launch and seeing how Samsung would likely stick to online-only events for the months to come, it seems plausible that there will be two separate ones.

    Further rumors suggest that regardless if the Galaxy Fold 2 is announced in August or September, its initial supply will be very limited  and will likely remain that way until 2021. Samsung might also choose to delay the market release until months after the announcement, when it has enough units accumulated to satisfy the initial demand.

    With COVID-19 disrupting supply chains and causing delays all over, predictions are especially hard to make. In reality, we won’t be surprised if even at Samsung they don’t know when the Fold 2 will go on sale, as the situation changes day by day.

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    Galaxy Fold 2 price

    When it comes to the price of the Galaxy Fold 2, we have some good news and some bad news. Well, it's the same news, but it can be interpreted as either good or bad. While initially it was rumored that Samsung might shave $100 or so from the price, now we're more or less hoping the price won't go up. Recently, alleged price of the Fold 2 in Greece was leaked, putting it at €2,199 (about $2,480) with VAT. However, for the States, the price will likely remain around the $2,000 mark. 

    It appears that the coveted price drop for foldables isn’t happening in 2020. 

    Galaxy Fold 2 will come with bigger and better displays... in AND out

    The Fold 2 might not be much cheaper but at least it’s bringing some major improvements. If the leaks are true, of course. 

    For the main display, the foldable one, rumors agree that it will be larger, however, exactly what the diagonal will be is still up for debate. Some sources say 7.7-inches while others suggest a slightly smaller 7.59-inch display. As a reminder, the original Galaxy Fold sports a 7.3-inch display.

    Furthermore, the internal display will be made of thin glass, similar to the one of the Galaxy Z Flip, and will lose the enormous notch of the previous model. Instead, there will be either a hole-punch for the camera. Some leakers don’t rule out the possibility of the camera being under the display. Although we know this tech is on its way, seeing in on the market in a matter of months seems a bit too optimistic right now.

    Recent Twitter post by popular leakster Ice Universe caused a stir among Galaxy Fold fans as it suggest that the camera on the inside display will have an unusual location. You can see it in the renders below:

    The image on the right shows the expected location of the other cameras to highlight that Samsung might not have any other options but to put the camera in that off-center position. The location is definitely not ideal, as it makes the camera hole more intrusive than it should be. It seems that until we get the coveted under-display cameras, we'll have to deal with these sub-par solutions.

    One surprising feature we’re hearing about is that the big display will have a 120Hz refresh rate. Samsung currently doesn’t offer 120Hz at full resolution on its Galaxy S20 phones, and the Fold 2 will have a way higher resolution (2213 x 1689 according to leaks). The default will be 60Hz, tipsters say, as 120Hz will drain the battery significantly faster.

    The outside display is getting some love from Samsung as well, and deservingly so. Most people agreed that the 4.6-inch display on the original Fold wasn’t very useful. The new one will allegedly be a 6.3-inch Infinity V display with 2267 x 819 resolution. Infinity V means there will be a teardrop notch of some sort, housing one of the numerous Galaxy Fold 2 cameras.

    From the suggester resolution, we can figure out the aspect ratio of the display, which comes to almost 25:9. In other words, it will be extremely narrow. Still, it seems Samsung will maximize the display area as much as the form factor’s constraints allow it to.

    Galaxy Fold 2 is getting its own S Pen

    One of the biggest upgrades coming to the Galaxy Fold 2 is apparently the S Pen. A completely logical addition to the Fold with its massive display, the S Pen will sway more than a few people to give the Galaxy Fold 2 a chance. The rumors point out that the S Pen on the fold won’t be exactly the same as that on the Note series but slightly modified. What the differences will be is still unknown. 

    The addition isn't set in stone, however. Other leaks state that Samsung was considering adding the S Pen but ultimately scrapped the idea for now. Who's right? It's anyone's guess for now.

    Galaxy Fold 2 cameras

    When it comes to cameras, the rumors are all over the place. Samsung has a wide range of sensors it can mix and match and it seems the final decision hasn’t been made yet or at least hasn’t leaked yet.

    One path Samsung might take is to just use the camera module from the Galaxy S20+ with its three cameras: main, telephoto and ultra-wide. That would be very efficient and allow Samsung to cut some of the manufacturing cost of the Fold 2.

    Others suggest there will be some megapixel bump to the sensors and the Fold 2 will come with a 16MP ultra-wide camera rather than 12. Possible, but a rather insignificant change.

    The most daring rumors put the Galaxy S20 Ultra’s 108MP sensor on the back of the Fold 2. No mention if that is to be combined with the periscope lens. While having the biggest sensor would make sense for the Galaxy Fold 2 considering it’s a super-premium phone, it would make it hard for Samsung to hit that lower price it’s apparently planning on.

    The duality of these rumors can be explained with another recent rumor that suggests Samsung is also planning to release a Galaxy Fold Lite, a specced down version of the Galaxy Fold 2. Some of the features we're hearing about could well be reserved for that cheaper version, you can never be sure when it comes to leaks.

    Galaxy Fold 2 other specs: SoC, RAM, storage

    Now we’re getting to the more boring specs people aren’t talking much about. Some of them aren’t even mentioned in leaks because they’re so obvious. The chip will almost certainly be the Snapdragon 865 seeing how Qualcomm gave up on releasing an 865+ variant.

    The memory will be DDR5. Samsung may bump it to 16GB but with the speed increase, 12 will be plenty as well. The storage will likely remain at 512GB.

    Unfortunately, the expected increase in battery capacity is now just wishful thinking. Recent regulatory documents showed the rated capacity of the two batteries that will allegedly power the Galaxy Fold 2: 2,090mAh and 2,275mAh. The combined capacity comes to 4,365mAh, which is actually slightly below the original Fold's 4,380mAh. 

    If the larger displays and the higher refresh rate of the inside one all come to fruition, the battery life of the Galaxy Fold 2 could end up being significantly worse than that of its predecessor. Hopefully, with some optimization wizardry

    As expected, 5G is coming to the Galaxy Fold 2 as well and with it are coming a few antennas, taking up valuable internal space as well. With its hefty price tag, it’s a given that the Fold 2 will support 5G mmWave as well as Sub-6Ghz.

    Galaxy Fold 2 colors and materials

    A hint that Samsung is planning to make the Fold 2 a more popular and accessible device comes from the leak regarding the color options that will supposedly be available. Five colors in total: Blue, Silver, Gold, Pink, Black. For some users, their preferred color is pretty high up on the priority list and now they’ll be able to get it… if it’s one of those five, that is.

    Additionally, it’s expected that there will be both stainless steel and ceramic versions of the Galaxy Fold 2. Ceramic is considered the more premium material in the context of smartphones which might be another hint that a super-expensive variant of the Fold 2 might become available at some point.

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