The highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 has been rumored to be announced at the August 5th event, during which, the company will be launching its flagship Galaxy Note 20 series. However, despite its announcement, the Galaxy Fold 2 may not be available shortly after its official announcement.
According to a new report, the second iteration of Samsung’s first foldable smartphone has yet to have its software development process reach a final version of its bootloader. At the moment, the Galaxy Note 20 has reached this point and will be available shortly after the launch conference. Furthermore, another source revealed that the Galaxy Fold 2 will only start production in August and not July of 2020.
The reason for the display is reportedly the supply constraints regarding the Ultra thin Glass or UTG that Samsung will be adopting on top of the Galaxy Fold 2’s foldable display. The UTG covering was first introduced on the Galaxy Z Flip and a new report has stated that the issues with supply will last until next year. Thus, the Galaxy Fold 2 will be hard to manufacture for the time being.
Although, the flagship foldable smartphone is also expected to be more affordable than the original Galaxy Fold, and is rumored to feature a larger display on the inside and outside as well. Under the hood, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 5G SoC will likely be found, with a 4,500mAh split battery will be housed in the two halves of the device.
Samsung might also improve in other aspects as well, and include water and dust resistance. So stay tuned as we will be providing more updates on the launch.