With the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, the South Korean manufacturer emphasised its commitment towards foldable smartphones. Just over a week from that, news about its Galaxy Fold 2 has started flooding in. It will incorporate high-quality materials such as ceramic and stainless steel and will be available in five colours.
According to rumours, Samsung’s internal name for the Galaxy Fold 2 is Project Champ. We expect a 7.7-inch display with perhaps the same UTG technology found on the Galaxy Z Flip. Given its large display, wasting it without S-Pen functionality would be rather daft.
In conjunction, the news about a re-designed S-Pen also makes sense. With the surface of UTG being relatively more fragile than conventional glass though, it will be interesting to see what Samsung does to prevent scratches with long term usage. As for accommodating the fold, the S-Pen could be designed to grow in size once pulled out, similar to an antenna. This way, it would only take up one section of the smartphone.
Display layout and camera
Interestingly, the outer display is rumoured to have an Infinity-V design. We are hoping this means a much bigger outer display with a minimalist notch. On the inside, the Fold 2 will have a notched display or one with an under-screen front camera. But the latter seems a bit too ambitious especially for this form factor.
Speaking of the camera, it seems the Fold 2 will borrow optics from the Galaxy S20+. This means a 12MP main, 64MP telephoto lens, 12MP ultra-wide and a 3D ToF depth sensor. However, we are not yet sure on the phone’s processing power.