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Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 may feature an under-display camera, likely to launch around the same time as the Note 20

The Samsung Galaxy Fold's successor could sport an under-display camera.
The Samsung Galaxy Fold's successor could sport an under-display camera.
Fresh leaks about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 indicate that the device's display is likely to be made of ultra-thin glass like the recently launched Galaxy Z Flip. The Fold 2 is also tipped to feature an under-display camera and is expected to launch sometime in July, around the same time as the Galaxy Note 20.

Samsung launched the Galaxy Z Flip last week and despite criticism about the display's durability, the phone has been generally well-received. However, the Galaxy Z Flip wasn't meant to be the Galaxy Fold's true successor. We've been hearing for sometime that Samsung is working on a Galaxy Fold 2 for a mid-2020 launch and that it would feature the ultra-thin glass (UTG) tech, Snapdragon 865 SoC, 16 GB of RAM, and a 108 MP camera. Now, XDA Developer's Max Weinbach has managed to further unearth some juicy details about the device. 

According to Weinbach, the Galaxy Fold 2 will be codenamed Champ (the original Fold was codenamed Winner), will use the UTG found in the Z Flip, and is also likely to sport an under-display camera within the 7.7-inch Infinity Flex Display. The Galaxy Fold 2 could launch around July around the time of the Galaxy Note 20

In another tweet, Weinbach said that the Fold 2's front cover display will, in fact, be an Infinity V display with the possibility of having either a punch-hole or an under-display camera. A new S Pen is on the anvil as is the Galaxy S20+'s camera setup. Weinbach says that the Galaxy Fold 2 will be available in Blue, Silver, Gold, Pink, and Black color options. 

That is quite a bit of information about the upcoming Galaxy Fold 2 and we expect Samsung to rectify some of the build quality and availability issues that made the original Galaxy Fold a disastrous launch. While the possibility of having an under-display camera is high, it remains to be seen whether Samsung would take the plunge or settle for a more conventional punch hole. It will be interesting to see how the Galaxy Fold 2 will co-exist besides the Galaxy Z Flip and which form factor the market eventually prefers. 

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2020-02-18 (Update: 2020-02-18)
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam - News Editor
I am a cell and molecular biologist and computers have been an integral part of my life ever since I laid my hands on my first PC which was based on an Intel Celeron 266 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM and a modest 2 GB hard disk. Since then, I’ve seen my passion for technology evolve with the times. From traditional floppy based storage and running DOS commands for every other task, to the connected cloud and shared social experiences we take for granted today, I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed a sea change in the technology landscape. I honestly feel that the best is yet to come, when things like AI and cloud computing mature further. When I am not out finding the next big cure for cancer, I read and write about a lot of technology related stuff or go about ripping and re-assembling PCs and laptops.