After a problematic, but then, succesful first step into the foldable smartphone scene, Samsung is preparing a new iteration for its Galaxy Fold series. According to a number of rumors, Samsung’s second foldable handset, the Galaxy Fold 2 is expected to make its debut on February 11 or February 18 along with the brand new Galaxy S20 series. We know that Samsung will be much more precise this time, to avoid all the problems faced with the first Fold smartphone. The folks at XDA-Developers found an interesting string of Code in the Galaxy Note 9’s stable Android 10 release which reveals the Fold 2 will pack Super Fast Charging.
The code in question reveals Galaxy Fold 2 charging animation and comes with a file titled “bloom_front_charging_effect_superfast”. Bloom is the internal codename for the Fold 2. It makes perfect sense to see Samsung employing its Super Fast Charging technology on the upcoming device. The actual charging speed reaches 45W if you have an adequate charging adapter. The technology made its first apparition in the last year’s Galaxy S10 5G. Apparently, the charging animation will fit on the Fold 2’s small secondary notification display which sits next to its dual cameras.
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The Galaxy Fold 2 may come with capable fast-charging tech, but a not impressive battery
A few months ago a listing revealed one of the alleged batteries of the second gent Galaxy Fold. It’s the smaller of the duo with just 900mAh capacity. There’s no info about the second cell capacity. However, the recent rumors are pointing an underwhelming total capacity that is under 3,000mAh.
The Fold 2 is expected to feature an Ultra-Thin Glass (UTG) display. As a result, the display will be much more resistant this time. That’s something that the Galaxy Fold really lacked. When it comes to the price, rumors have been indicating that it would be around the $1,000 range.