The Galaxy Fold 2 is nearly here since we will see it at Samsung Unpacked on February 11th, but over the past few months, we learned a lot about it. However, while everyone was expecting for the Fold 2 to come with the Snapdragon 865, we’ve got some bad news.
Compared to the first Fold, the Galaxy Fold 2 could be a much better purchase in terms of design and price. While the Fold 2 will probably disappoint since it comes with a less performant processor, the Snapdragon 855 is not really a huge downgrade. Remember that all of the 2019 flagships came with this processor.
According to Ishan Agarwal’s tweet, we learned that the clamshell foldable smartphone Galaxy Fold 2 (SM-F700F) will feature the Snapdragon 855 SoC, and not the 865. We will also see a 10MP camera on the front.
Ishan’s claims could be real since Samsung has surely been working on producing the Galaxy Fold 2 since last summer, which means that it surely won’t feature the more recent Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 which was announced in December. Samsung will most likely not change the Snapdragon 855 with Snapdragon 865 since that means many internal design changes should be made and there is not enough time until February.
Why the Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 Is a Better Purchase?
Even with this small downgrade, we think the Fold 2 will have a big market, considering its design should please all those users complaining about phones being too big to fit into their pockets.
With a better display created from ultra-thin foldable glass, the Fold 2 could surpass its predecessor in terms of durability.
Add a lower price, which is reported to be around $1,000, the Fold 2 should be the best and the most affordable foldable smartphone in 2020. Remember that the same design from Motorola’s Razr which mid-range specs were $1,500, and it had much lower specs than what we’ll see in the Fold 2.
The second part of the information delivered through Ishan’s tweet is that the “Galaxy A51, A71, S20 4G, S20+ 4G production has also started in India.” We’ll see the Galaxy Fold 2 in February when it debuts alongside the Galaxy S20 series.