- Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 is tipped to go in for manufacturing by June
- The foldable phone is expected to be launched in August
- The phone could come with support for Samsung's S-Pen
Covid 19 has been bad news for the smartphone industry. The pandemic has led to many phone makers pushing back the launch of their phones, while others have had to face disruptions in supply and manufacturing, adding up to more delays.
But amid all this, Samsung appears to be on track to launch its next foldable phone on time, the Galaxy Fold 2 which as per Korean publication ETNews now has a finalised design and has even completed trial manufacturing.
The report adds that the company is reportedly planning to start manufacturing components in May, and is looking at starting mass-producing the device in June/July.
The Galaxy Fold 2 is rumored to be unveiled alongside the Galaxy Note 20, at Samsung's mid-year Unpacked event, which may very well end up being an online-only event. The phone will be the company's third foldable Android handset and will come after the company announced the Galaxy Z Flip and the Galaxy Fold.
Talking about the phone, Samsung's Galaxy Fold 2 is tipped to be more affordable than the original Galaxy Fold with a 265 GB model also in the works. Reports suggest the phone could be available in two models with a more affordable 256GB one and a slightly expensive 512 GB model.
As for the specs, there is little known about the device right now, yet, the general expectation is that the phone will fix many of the flaws of the Galaxy Fold. As such, there will be a larger secondary display along with the a bigger screen inside too. The phone is also expected to get a punch-hole instead of a notch, with main cameras also likely to be an upgrade over the previous generation's set-up.
Other rumours suggest there could be 5G and also support for Samsung's S-Pen with the phone.