Samsung is working on a successor to the original Galaxy Fold and the device is now anticipated for a launch in April 2020. The Galaxy Fold 2 has been codenamed as “Bloom” and will come with two new features as an improvement over the Galaxy Fold.
According to sources, Samsung will launch the Galaxy Fold 2 in April next year, around the same time when it launched its predecessor earlier this year. The report says that Samsung’s next foldable phone will come with a flexible ultra-thin glass (UTG).
The company has reportedly already started producing foldable displays for the Fold 2. The report also claims that DOWOO INSYS has also begun production of the first batch of UTG panels for Samsung.
UTG panels will have a thickness of 0.1mm and are hard to manufacture. The panel is said to offer better display quality than polyamide panels and better scratch resistance. However, UTG panels will be more prone to shatter than plastic.
The Galaxy Fold 2 is expected to feature either an 8.1-inch or 6.7-inch main display. Sources also say that the next Galaxy Fold device will not fold like its predecessor. The Fold 2 is said to come with a clamshell design, meaning it will fold vertically for a taller/wider display. The original Fold comes with a horizontal fold, similar to opening a book.
Samsung’s next foldable phone will launch in April next year.