A new report from Samsung’s South Korean homeland suggests the firm will be ready to release the Galaxy Fold 2 immediately after its unveiling – and that might be before the Galaxy 11 series goes on sale.
Both ranges are expected to be launched in February at Samsung’s next and yet-to-be-announced Unpacked event. Given Samsung usually takes a few weeks to get the Galaxy series into the market, there’s hope the Fold 2 would be first to availability.
That doesn’t leave much time for consumers to save their pennies for a phone that’s likely to cost a significant wedge when it eventually goes on sale. Recent speculation has suggested the price will be more in-line with the cost of other flagship phones, but that remains to be seen.
A February release would also mark a short turnaround for the company, given the first-generation Fold only went on sale in September, following a long delay to cope with address issues with a brittle and fragile folding display.
The Fold 2 is expected to bring about a significant reimagining of the design, with a clamshell form factor akin to the Motorola Razr, which will launch in the New Year.