Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 reportedly enters mass production

Samsung may have close to 3 million units of Galaxy Fold 2 in stock by August

Highlights
  • Samsung has reportedly placed production orders for the Galaxy Fold 2
  • The Galaxy Fold 2 is expected to look similar to the original Fold, but with a bigger cover display

Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 is expected to launch in the second half of 2020 alongside the Galaxy Note 20 line-up. It is the third foldable phone from the company after the original Galaxy Fold and Galaxy Z Flip. Now, SamMobile reports based on sources from South Korea that Samsung recently placed production orders for the Galaxy Fold 2 recently and it also includes the Ultra-Thin Glass (UTG) technology, similar to the one used on the Galaxy Z Flip. This is a good indication the Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 mass production has begun and may arrive on schedule.

The Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 is tipped to bear a model number SM-F916 and is said to be available in at least Black and Brown colours. It is said the Galaxy Fold successor may come with S-Pen support, similar to the Note line-up and this should bring some additional functionality to the foldable phone. The flagship will reportedly feature triple cameras at the back with a 64 primary sensor, a 16MP secondary sensor and a 12MP lens with dual-optical image stabilisation. While it’s not confirmed, the 64MP sensor could be a similar telephoto lens found on the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S20+.

Industry insiders believe that Samsung may have close to 3 million units of Galaxy Fold 2 in stock by August as compared to 500,000 units last year. If reports are to be believed, Galaxy Fold 2 might cost $1,800 (approx 136,450), which is $100 (around Rs 7,580) cheaper than the original Galaxy Fold. This comes despite the improved design, better hardware and more. As for the specifications, the Galaxy Fold 2 is said to flaunt a 7.59-inch internal display with 1,689 x 2,213-pixel resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, a punch-hole cutout in the top right corner. It is tipped to flaunt a 6.23-inch cover display with 819 x 2,267 pixels resolution and a 60Hz panel.