Samsung has confirmed that it plans to launch the and the in the second half of this year. The ongoing COVID-19 lockdown has hit the smartphone manufacturing industry hard leading to delays in product development and launches. However, Samsung seems confident.
The company made the revelation in its latest earnings where it said that market competition will intensify as brands look to recover lost ground in the first half of this year. Samsung didn’t actually name these devices but it referred to them as “new foldable and Note” models. The Korean conglomerate’s confirmation comes after reports from the Korean media that the Galaxy Note 20 and the Fold 2 development is very much on track. Samsung usually refreshes its Note series around the month of August each year.
The comprehensive report about the quarter also had other juicy tidbits. Samsung stated that the Galaxy Z Flip foldable and the Galaxy S20 Ultra have seen higher-than-expected sales which has helped the company in the first quarter.
The company also plans to bring 5G to more affordable phones by the end of this year that should spur the adoption of the new network in the coming months.
As far as leaks go, things have been astonishingly quiet. As things stand, we could see an improved stylus, better cameras, and a somewhat revamped design with the Note 20 phablet. The Galaxy Fold 2 is the more interesting one surely. According to CEO of Display Supply Chain Consultants, , the Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 is likely to feature a 7.59-inch internal display with 2,213 x 1,689 resolution and also a 120Hz refresh rate.
Samsung is looking to overcome the shortcomings of the original Fold this year with a bigger outer display, more durable UTG (ultra-thin glass) glass, better cameras, and more.
From everything we know right now, a launch in August seems to be likely.