Since the time Samsung showcased the design of its upcoming clamshell foldable phone in October 2019, the rumour mill has been working hard to get more information on its specs and design before its launch. While recent reports have called it Galaxy Fold 2, its official name is currently under the wraps. The alleged images of the Galaxy Fold 2 that had emerged in December had revealed that it will be sporting a clamshell form factor like Motorola Razr. It is speculated to debut as the world’s first foldable smartphone with glass display. Samsung is expected to announce the purported Galaxy Fold 2 along with Galaxy S20 series of flagship phones on February 11th.
Reliable tipster Ishan Agarwal has claimed that the Galaxy Fold 2 will be powered by the Snapdragon 855 mobile platform. Hence, it is likely to be the second Samsung phone after the Galaxy S10 Lite to arrive with the processor this year. Also, the Galaxy Fold 2 may sport a 10-megapixel front camera. This could be the same sensor that is available on the Galaxy Note 10.
The leaked images of the Galaxy Fold 2 last month suggested that the company had been working on it for six months before the launch of the Snapdragon 865 mobile platform. This could be the reason why the South Korean company may have settled for the Snapdragon 855 SoC for the Fold 2.
In related news, Samsung has reportedly started the production of 4G editions of the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S20+ in its production facility in India. This suggests the Galaxy S20 series could be arriving soon in India after its launch in February. Since India is not a 5G-ready country yet, it won’t be getting the 5G editions of the Galaxy S20 lineup.
In addition to the Galaxy S20 series, the South Korean company has also started manufacturing the Galaxy A51 and Galaxy A71 phones in India. These phones are expected to go official this month in the country. A recent leak revealed the Galaxy A51 will arrive with a starting price of Rs 22,990 in the country whereas the Galaxy A71 may debut with a Rs 29,990 price tag.