Samsung Electronics is about to launch its second generation of Samsung Galaxy Fold, which will be named Samsung Galaxy Fold 2. It is expected to see the device announced in August. The President Koh Dong-Jin (DJ Koh) said in April that Samsung will launch the next foldable Galaxy Fold 2 before fall.
Display improvements for Galaxy Fold 2 vs Galaxy Fold
Being the second generation, we expect to see big improvements, especially on the screen, both in size and quality, on the battery, the camera, etc.
Galaxy Fold 1st generation display
The screen on Galaxy Fold 1 is 7.3 inches, 162.6 cm2, (85.7% screen to body ratio). Its resolution is 1536×2152 pixels and the cover display is a 4.6 inches Super AMOLED, 720×1680 pixels.
Galaxy Fold 2 display
We expect to see on the new Galaxy Fold 2 a 7.7 inches display with 120Hz refresh rate. The refresh rate is the number of times that a display show frames in one second. Higher the better, of course. The first generation of Galaxy Fold had a 60Hz display.
It is expected to deliver a smoother user experience with the 120Hz refresh rate.
Samsung flagship for 2020
It is expected that Samsung Electronics is looking into introducing its new strategic flagship smartphones for the H2 of 2020, online in August, to recover what they lose with the low sales of the Galaxy S20 series, covered in detail here.
It is likely that Samsung Electronics will announce the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series, the Galaxy Fold 2, smartwatch Galaxy Watch 3, and wireless earphones Galaxy Buds Live at the conference.
One of the biggest enemy of the Samsung Fold first generation was its price, almost $2000.
Galaxy Fold technical details
While the price seems to be around the same value as it was for the first generation, we expect to see more improvements. The Fold 2 will come with 5G. This ensures top download/upload speeds and it is what we expect for a 2020 smartphone. Apple, do something with the 5G across your devices!
We will see also the amazing camera from Galaxy S20 series into the new Fold 2 and also we may see the stylus from the Samsung Galaxy Note series, implemented with the Fold 2.
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