Samsung will reportedly not proceed with the plan to incorporate the S Pen within the Galaxy Fold 2, as a way to obtain the objective of lowering the smartphone’s weight in contrast with its predecessor regardless of a bigger display.
With the elimination of the S Pen, the Galaxy Fold 2 is anticipated to weigh round 229 grams, or simply over eight ounces, according to a blog post on South Korea’s Naver platform, via SamMobile. This will make the gadget about 40 grams — or about 2.eight ounces — lighter than the Galaxy Fold, whereas the S Pen will stay distinctive to the Galaxy Note sequence.
The weblog submit additionally claims that the Galaxy Fold 2 will launch with the Martian Green and Astro Blue shade choices, which have been initially introduced for the Galaxy Fold final 12 months however didn’t push via as Samsung’s first foldable smartphone was delayed. However, much like Samsung’s different Galaxy flagships, the provision of variants can be completely different throughout areas.
The Galaxy Fold 2 is anticipated to characteristic a bigger display of about eight inches, in contrast with the 7.3-inch show of its predecessor, South Korea’s ETNews reported. The smartphone will retain the side-to-side opening of the Galaxy Fold, not like the clamshell-style opening of the Galaxy Z Flip.
Samsung will reportedly unveil the Galaxy Fold 2 alongside the Galaxy Note 20 in August. Mass manufacturing of the components for the Galaxy Fold 2 will begin in the course of May, adopted by mass manufacturing of the smartphone between June and July.
The Galaxy Fold 2 will purpose for a lower cost with a 256GB mannequin, in contrast with the Galaxy Fold that launched at almost $2,000, according to SamMobile. This transfer is partly as a result of relative success of the Galaxy Z Flip, which rolled out with an about $1,400 price ticket.
Samsung’s second foldable smartphone after the Galaxy Fold was initially thought to be the Galaxy Fold 2, however it turned out to be the Galaxy Z Flip, which was launched in February with a $1,380 price ticket.
Flexible screens unlock new possibilities, and that features extra foldable smartphones from Samsung and different producers sooner or later. However, the financial recession brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic might push ultra-premium units such because the Galaxy Fold 2 past the price range of most potential clients, and it stays to be seen what sort of impact the well being disaster could have on the longer term plans of smartphone makers.