Samsung’s next foldable phone will reportedly be more affordable

By Digit NewsDesk | Published on Sep 01 2019
Samsung’s next foldable phone will reportedly be more affordable

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Samsung is said to be readying another foldable phone that is less expensive.

The next Samsung foldable phone could get less storage as compared to the current foldable phone.

This is said to keep the device's price low and make it more affordable.

Samsung Galaxy Fold was the company’s first foldable device that was announced back at MWC 2019. It didn’t do so well since many of the review units malfunctioned because of an apparent issue with the phone‘s hinge mechanism. However, the smartphone manufacturer is back on track and is expected to launch the fixed device at the upcoming IFA 2019 trade show. Samsung is also apparently working on its next foldable device, which might be cheaper than the first one. As per a report by SamMobile, the upcoming foldable phone by the company sports the model number SM-F700F and could be more affordable. 

Samsung packed the very best hardware on its first Galaxy Fold. The handset gets three displays and 512GB of internal storage. As per the report, the company’s next foldable device could cut down on internal storage to offer 256GB of internal storage and hence, get a less expensive price tag. However, we suggest you take this report with a pinch of salt since the information doesn’t come via an official source. In addition, there’s no confirmation on what kind of a foldable smartphone Samsung will come out with next. There have been some patent sightings that hint at a clamshell design or an outward folding display, similar to the Huawei Mate X but nothing is confirmed yet. 

As mentioned earlier, Samsung is reported to re-launch its Galaxy Fold smartphone soon. The company might announce a fixed and properly functioning Samsung Galaxy Fold on September 6. Rumours suggested that the launch would take place by the end of September but it seems like the company has hastened it. The report also came out at the time when the Samsung India online store hosted a product webpage for the Samsung Galaxy Fold, which again hints at the device’s imminent launch. 

Samsung Galaxy Fold specifications

The Samsung Galaxy Fold is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC in the US and some other regions while it will run on a Samsung Exynos chip, which is most likely the Exynos 9820. It sports a 7.3-inch Infinity Flex display, which enables the display panel to fold along the hinges. When folded, the Galaxy Fold sports a 4.6-inch HD+ display that has thick bezels. When unfolded, the handset opens up to a QXGA+ resolution panel with 4.2:3 aspect ratio. 

The device packs 12GB RAM with 512GB of internal storage and gets a 12MP + 12MP + 16MP triple cameras on the back and a 10MP + 8MP camera setup on the front. It runs on Android 9 Pie and is backed by a 4380mAh battery. 

Samsung Galaxy Fold Price

The Galaxy Fold was announced for EUR 2000 in Europe which converts to Rs 1,55,788 approximately in India. It is priced at $1,980 in the US, which comes around to Rs 1.37 lakh approx. 

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