- Samsung is expected to launch a Galaxy Fold 2 later this year
- The Galaxy Fold 2 could come with a 7.7-inch display
- The phone could feature bigger primary and secondary displays
Over the last few days, we've been exposed to a number of new reports about Samsung's upcoming foldable device, the Galaxy Fold 2. The phone is rumoured to see the light of the day on August 5 at an event where the company is also set to announce other devices like the Galaxy Note 20 series, Galaxy Z Flip 5G and Galaxy Fold 2.
The latest report has now revealed the improvements the Galaxy Fold 2 will be bringing with it. The new report comes courtesy of ET News publication from South Korea which published an infographic recently that shares some of the key details about the phone.
The infographic claims the Fold 2 will have a larger 7.7-inch screen as compared to the original 7.3-inch screen. It further claims the screen will bring 120Hz refresh rate, as compared to the original which brought basic support of 60Hz refresh rate. Further, the Galaxy Fold 2's internal display is said to flaunt a punch-hole design and offer 1689x2213 pixels along with an aspect ratio of 11.8:9. The display is also said to be covered with Ultra-Thin Glass (UTS).
The infographic also reveals some interesting news about the Fold 2's external display, which it claims will go up from last year's 4.6-inches to a larger 6.23-inches on the Galaxy Fold 2. The panel will support 60Hz refresh rate and will get a punch-hole and be able to process a maximum resolution of 819x2267 pixels running at an aspect ratio of 24:9:9.
Interestingly, the infographic also reveals some manufacturing information about the device, with a graph at the bottom showing that Samsung plans to manufacture 300,000 units of the Galaxy Fold 2 initially and increase it to 3 million units a year.
Earlier, we have read conflicting reports about the Galaxy Fold 2. A patent in the past had revealed that the Galaxy Fold 2 may come with a very small external display. There have also been suggestions that the Galaxy Fold 2 could come with IP rating for water and dust protection. This is because the patent filing labels the device as an "electronic device including waterproof structure for protecting one or more parts disposed in the interior and on the exterior of the electronic device, by providing the waterproof structure of the electronic device that employs a hinge structure of a foldable electronic device."
As for cameras, the Galaxy Fold 2 is tipped to feature a triple camera module on the back of the phone, of which the main sensor could be a 64-megapixel primary -- an upgrade on the 16-megapixel main sensor found on the original Fold. The primary lens is said to be paired with a 12-megapixel ultra-wide sensor and another 12-megapixel lens -- which could be a telephoto lens. The leak also revealed some other interesting information about the Galaxy Fold 2 which according to the tipster could also offer dual-optical image stabilization.
South Korean media recently reported that Samsung may hold an Unpacked event on August 5 to announce new smartphones like Galaxy Note 20 series, Galaxy Z Flip 5G and Galaxy Fold 2. The latter is expected to arrive with some improvements over the Galaxy Fold that debuted last year in August as the company's first foldable smartphone. ET News publication from South Korea has published an infographic through which some of its key details have been revealed.