13 January 2020
Samsung is widely rumored to be working on a new foldable smartphone that is said to be a Galaxy Fold successor. It is reported to be named Galaxy Fold 2 and now, we have new leaked information to talk about. A new MySmartPrice report claims that the Galaxy Fold 2 will be launched with the older Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor.
The report cites well-known tipster Ishan Agarwal as the source behind the information. He is known to have a reliable record of revealing details about yet-to-be-announced products and services. Many were expecting that Galaxy Fold 2 to come with the new Snapdragon 865 chipset but as things have turned out, buyers will have to settle for a year-old chip.
The exact reason for the choice is unknown but it could be due to Samsung's ultimate goal of making the next foldable phone more affordable than the original Galaxy Fold. There have been various reports suggesting that the Galaxy Fold 2 will cost less than $1,000 which will make it almost 50% cheaper. It is not hard to figure out that the only way Samsung will be able to achieve that is by cutting corners. It seems like opting for a slightly older processor in one of the ways.
Another possible explanation is that Samsung started working on the Galaxy Fold 2 way earlier than Qualcomm brought Snapdragon 865 into the picture. It means the company did not get enough time for configuring the device in accordance with the newest flagship processor and thus, it continued with Snapdragon 855.
Lastly, the same report adds that the Galaxy Fold 2 will feature a 10-megapixel front camera. It speculates that it is likely to be the same camera sensor that we saw with the Galaxy Note 10 phablet. Samsung is expected to unveil this new foldable phone alongside the Galaxy S20 series flagships at its event scheduled for February 11th.