Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 may feature an under-display camera, likely to launch around the same time as the Note 20
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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.
Galaxy Fold 2: front cover is infinity V display. Main is either hole punch or under display camera. New form of SPen. S20+ camera setup. Ceramic and stainless steel. Will come in Blue, Silver, Gold, Pink, Black.— Max Weinbach (@MaxWinebach) February 17, 2020
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2: codename Champ. Will likely use Ultra Thin Glass. Could be the first phone with under display camera. 7.7" Infinity Flex Display. Likely launching around July. Should be around the same time as the Note20.— Max Weinbach (@MaxWinebach) February 17, 2020