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Samsung confirms Galaxy Fold 2 is will launch in 2H20 along with the Galaxy Note 20

Samsung will have a successor to the original Galaxy Fold ready for launch in the second half of 2020. (Source: @BenGeskin)
Samsung will have a successor to the original Galaxy Fold ready for launch in the second half of 2020. (Source: @BenGeskin)
Samsung has officially confirmed that it will be launching a sequel to the Galaxy Fold. The news was buried in its financial report last week as it sought to assure investors that it is going to continue to try innovating itself out of a general decline in smartphone dominance.
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Samsung’s Q1 results last week painted a bleak picture for the tech giant as it battles a general downturn in its smartphone fortunes which have been compounded by the COVID-19 crisis. Smartphone sales, generally, plunged 38 percent in February making its more aggressive approach to its mid-range A series smartphones more vital than ever. However, that doesn’t mean that the company isn’t going to give the Galaxy Fold 2 the kibosh, but rather sees it as a way it can try innovating its way out of the present global financial mess.

The eagle-eyed folks over at CNET spotted a key detail buried in its Q1 statement. In it, Samsung reveals that it will “Continue to offer differentiation in the premium segment with new foldable and Note model launches…”, which is a clear signal that a sequel to the Galaxy Fold is in the offing. Timing looks to be similar to last year’s second Fold launch (after the first launch was aborted) which will put latter half of the year around September.

As we know, the original Galaxy Fold launch was a complete debacle that ultimately saw Samsung head of mobile DJ Koh get moved on and replaced by a younger successor. It was original scheduled to launch in late April of 2019 but ultimately got pushed back after Samsung scrambled to fix clear design flaws with the foldable display that made it prone to debris ingress among other issues. Early leaks for the Galaxy Fold 2 indicate a more resilient and larger main display, possible S-Pen support and a larger front secondary display.

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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2020-05- 4 (Update: 2020-05- 4)