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New Galaxy Fold 2 and Galaxy Z Flip 5G details get leaked

The upcoming Fold 2 may get pen support. (Image Source: WindowsUnited.de)
The upcoming Fold 2 may get pen support. (Image Source: WindowsUnited.de)
Samsung plans to release an improved Galaxy Z Flip version with 5G support towards the end of the year, while the Galaxy Fold 2 could hit the markets this August with larger inner and outer screens, punch-hole selfie cam, S20 rear camera setup and possible pen support. There will be a more affordable 256 GB storage version, as well as a more expensive 512 GB model with better cameras.
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The first generation Galaxy Fold had a few glaring shortcomings, especially due to some rushed design choices, but Samsung is willing to rectify most of the problems with the second iteration this year. SamMobile managed to get exclusive insider info on some of the improved features coming with the Fold 2 , and it looks like a new Flip version is also in the books.

According to SamMobile’s insider info, Samsung intends to lower the price points for the upcoming Fold 2 devices. This will be achieved by providing a basic version with 256 GB of storage, which should have a similar price to the current Galaxy Z Flip, if not even lower. Sure, US$1,380 cannot really be considered affordable, but it is a decent cut over the US$2,000 Galaxy Fold price tag. At this rate, the third gen Fold could be offered for less than US$1,000. Samsung will still provide a more expensive version with 512 GB storage, however.

Some of the improvements coming with the Fold 2 include a larger external screen along with a larger 7.7-inch folding screen that will feature a punch-hole selfie cam instead of the awkward lateral notch. Just like with the Galaxy Z Flip, the Fold 2 will get a flexible glass layer and designers will continue to tweak the hinge system. The rear camera setup is supposed to be similar to the one on the Galaxy S20 models, although it is not clear if the more expensive version Fold 2 will get the S20 Ultra setup. Unconfirmed rumors also suggest the existence of pen support and even a 4G-only version for lower prices.

For the new Flip version, Samsung is planning to add 5G support. Insiders say that this feature was omitted from the original version due to battery life problems and implementation costs. Samsung may have found a sweet spot with the original Flip pricing that led to record sales, so it will be interesting to see if the new 5G version is going to get the same sub-$1,400 price.

Insiders were not too specific about the Flip 5G launch date, most likely scheduled for Q4 2020, yet the Fold 2 is expected to launch in Q3 along with the Note 20.

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Larger outer and inner screens (Image Source: WindowsUnited.de)
Larger outer and inner screens (Image Source: WindowsUnited.de)
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Bogdan Solca
Bogdan Solca - Senior Tech Writer - 1507 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I first stepped into the wondrous IT&C world when I was around seven years old. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, whether they were from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I'm also an avid reader of science fiction, an astrophysics aficionado, and a crypto geek. I started writing PC-related articles for Softpedia and a few blogs back in 2006. I joined the Notebookcheck team in the summer of 2017 and am currently a senior tech writer mostly covering processor, GPU, and laptop news.
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Bogdan Solca, 2020-04- 7 (Update: 2020-04- 7)