Samsung is on the edge of finally launching its long-delayed Galaxy Fold and already rumors are picking up about a second Samsung foldable ready to get launched next year. The Galaxy Fold is an innovative device, even if many reviewers broke it almost immediately. It is more like a tablet that folds down into a phone-sized device.
According to reports, the new Samsung smartphone is built around a 6.7-inch display that folds inward to form an easily pocketable “square.”, which is supposed to be more affordable and thinner than the $1,980 Fold, with a single hole-punch camera on the inside, and two more cameras on the outside.
The Smartphone manufacturer is also said to be collaborating with designer Thom Browne to help broaden the device’s appeal beyond gadget nerds.The device appears identical to the Lenovo’s upcoming foldable Motorola RAZR. Bloomberg said in March that the smartphone manufacturer was working on a clamshell-style foldable that could be released as early as this year.
It is also noted that the company is testing ultra-thin bendable glass for the inner display on its next foldable. The Galaxy Fold consists of a flexible plastic display covered by a thick polymer layer for protection.
The launch of the Galaxy Fold was reportedly delayed in April after phone reviewers were beset by hardware problems just days before the company’s first foldable was to ship to paying customers. The Fold has since been redesigned to protect the device’s 7.3-inch internal display from debris, and to create the protective layer applied to the bendable display less tempting to remove. Meanwhile, the Galaxy Fold is expected to go back on sale any day now.
But it is a piece of great news for someone with tiny pockets because they would probably prefer a phone-sized device that folds down into something even smaller when not in use.