Media from South Korea reported that Samsung has begun the mass production process of Galaxy Fold 2, supporting the information that this folding smartphone will be launched in the coming month of August.
This allows the public to get more information early in the coming month of June. Samsung officially confirms only the launch time span in this two-year 2020 semester for Galaxy Fold 2 and Note 20.
Citing the GSM Arena, an internal party claiming to be the component supplier for Samsung believes that the Galaxy Fold 2 will use Ultra Thin Glass (UTG), similar to previous Samsung’s folding phones, the Galaxy Z Flip.
The display panel is estimated to be the UTG panel also created by Schott and Dowoo Insys. The new Samsung Galaxy Fold is expected to be marketed at a more affordable price, despite carrying the display at a 120Hz refresh rate.
Market predictions indicate that Samsung will be shipping 2.5 million to three million units in the year 2020, slightly higher compared to the first generation Galaxy Fold sliding in 2019.
A few days ago, outstanding patent information drew Samsung’s plans to equip this folding smart phone with waterproof capability. However, it does not guarantee that the Fold 2 will carry the waterproof capability.
South Korean sources say that Samsung maintains a similar first-generation plastic display layer as a backup if the UTG panel-related plans are unsuccessful. Previously, Samsung announced its new affordable 5G chipset, the Exynos 880.
The SoC is built on the 8nm FinFET manufacturing process and uses an octa-core CPU with 1.82 Ghz speed. As a general GPU, this SoC uses the Mali-G76 MP5 GPU. ISP stamp on 64MP for single camera setup and dual implementation can increase up to 20MP + 20MP.
Meanwhile, Samsung is reportedly still leading the world’s smartphone sales market in the first quarter of this year 2020. Nevertheless, Samsung’s acquired market share decreased, aligned with the global smartphone market decline by 13 percent.
The Counter Point report, even though it is still ranked first, Samsung only shipped 59 million smartphone units worldwide during the first quarter of 2020, causing its market share to decline from 21 percent to 20 percent.