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Technology Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 could arrive as soon as April 2020

14:20  08 november  2019
14:20  08 november  2019 Source:   techradar.com

Samsung's Galaxy Fold will have support from 'hundreds' of apps

Samsung's Galaxy Fold will have support from 'hundreds' of apps Foldable phones aren't worth much without apps that can take advantage of their screens -- Huawei even postponed the Mate X to give app makers more time to optimize their titles. That might not be much of a problem now that the revised Galaxy Fold is finally ready to make its debut. Samsung revealed that it has worked with Google and developers to bring Fold support to "hundreds" of apps, including big names like Amazon Prime Video, Facebook, Spotify and Twitter. This comes after Samsung and Google set up test labs that have spent months helping app makers fine-tune their work for the Fold.

And while the redesigned Galaxy Fold still has its issues, there's a good chance Samsung would have learnt from the experience and the launch of its next According to Korean financial publication The Bell, Samsung is expected to announce the Fold 2 (currently codenamed 'Bloom') in April 2020 .

And while the redesigned Galaxy Fold still has its issues, there's a good chance Samsung would have learnt from the experience and the launch of its next According to Korean financial publication The Bell, Samsung is expected to announce the Fold 2 (currently codenamed 'Bloom') in April 2020 .

Samsung's first folding smartphone was announced in February 2019 alongside the Galaxy S10 range, but durability problems sent the Galaxy Fold back to drawing board.

a close up of a computer: Samsung Galaxy Fold© Provided by Future Publishing Ltd. Samsung Galaxy Fold

However, even before its revised version in September was announced, the grapevine began reporting on a second folding phone from the South Korean electronics giant.

We've already heard reports of the yet-to-be named Galaxy Fold 2 coming with a smaller screen size than the current Fold with a clamshell-like design resembling flip phones. Now, it seems Samsung has decided on another change to the Fold 2's display, according to a fresh report from Korean publication ETNews.

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You can’t even buy the Galaxy Fold yet and Samsung is already teasing a better foldable phone The Galaxy Fold failed to give Samsung the triumph in wanted this year. Making foldable phones is no easy feat and Samsung has been teasing these devices for years, to the point where everyone following the business was expecting the Korean giant to be at the forefront of foldable phone innovation. Samsung was also the first major smartphone vendor to unveil a foldable phone. Sadly, for the Galaxy Fold, it was also the first company to have to deal with the harsh reality of actually making a durable folding phone.

The same ETNews report suggests that the Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 will be cheaper, coming in at about ,500 (around £1,165 / AU$ 2 ,197), which is According to Korean financial publication The Bell, Samsung is expected to announce the Fold 2 (currently codenamed 'Bloom') in April 2020 .

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It's possible that Samsung might replace the current transparent plastic polyimide (PI) protective layer on the current Fold's display with scratch-resistant ultra-thin glass (UTG) on the second-generation folding phone.

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Cost cutting

However, UTG doesn't come cheap. The same ETNews report suggests that the Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 will be cheaper, coming in at about $1,500 (around £1,165 / AU$2,197), which is significantly lower than the current Fold's eye-watering $1,980 / £1,800 price tag. If this is true, then Samsung may decide to stick with the PI layer to cut production costs.

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Samsung ’s first folding smartphone was announced in February 2019 alongside the Galaxy S10 range, but durability problems sent the Galaxy Fold back to According to Korean financial publication The Bell, Samsung is expected to announce the Fold 2 (currently codenamed ‘Bloom’) in April 2020 .

Rumors are circulating that Samsung could be releasing the Galaxy Fold 2 as soon as April 2020 with a host of new features. The news follows previous reports from the likes of Techradar which has heard Samsung could turn its Galaxy Fold 2 into a flip phone-esque clamshell device with a smaller

Another possible way to bring down the price of the Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 would be to offer a model with lesser storage. Currently, the Fold comes in just one 512GB version but, according to SamMobile, Samsung might offer a 256GB option with the Fold 2.

We're definitely hoping Samsung does lower the price of the Fold 2 (or whatever its final moniker might be), making it more accessible to the masses. And while the redesigned Galaxy Fold still has its issues, there's a good chance Samsung would have learnt from the experience and the launch of its next folding phone will go a lot more smoothly.

According to Korean financial publication The Bell, Samsung is expected to announce the Fold 2 (currently codenamed 'Bloom') in April 2020.

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