The Galaxy Fold 2 will sport a 7.7-inch primary display and a 6.23-inch cover display which is both bigger than that of its predecessor. It also implemented changes to a few materials such as using foldable glass as a cover window in order to improve the phone’s durability.
The store price of Samsung Electronics’ next foldable smartphone Galaxy Fold 2 in South Korea is temporarily set at $1,990 (2.398 million KRW) which is same as that of its predecessor. However, unlike its predecessor, Samsung Electronics’ wireless earphone Galaxy Buds Plus will not be included as a basic component when a person purchases Galaxy Fold 2.
Although a need for price reduction was brought up in order to popularize foldable smartphones, it was difficult for Samsung Electronics to reduce the price due to the application of expensive parts integrated with innovative technologies and advanced processes.
It is expected that Samsung Electronics will first supply a limited batch of the Galaxy Fold 2 to the South Korean market just like the Galaxy Fold. Its goal is to ship 3 million units annually. It is expected to leave the gap between the release dates of the Galaxy Fold 2 and its second-half strategic model Galaxy Note 20 series in order to concentrate interests from consumers.
Samsung will hold an Unpacked 2020 event on August 5 from South Korea live, to unveil the Galaxy Fold 2, the Galaxy Note 20, the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, the Galaxy Buds, the Galaxy Watch 3, and the Galaxy Tab S7.