Galaxy Fold 2 might use Snapdragon 855 instead of the Snapdragon 865

Galaxy Fold 2 might use Snapdragon 855 instead of the Snapdragon 865

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Samsung has scheduled its first Unpacked event of 2020 for February 11 in San Francisco. As per rumours, leaks, and even official teasers, the company is expected to launch a new foldable with a clamshell design along with the Galaxy S11 (or Galaxy S20) series of smartphones. Now, according to an Indian tipster, Ishan Agarwal, the upcoming Samsung foldable smartphone, commonly referred to as the Galaxy Fold 2, will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855, instead of the rumoured latest Snapdragon 865.

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The rumours and leaks about Samsung making a clamshell foldable smartphone have been around the interwebs for a few months now. We even got to see the images of a prototype, which confirmed the Moto Razr-like design but without a proper outer cover display. Although we are somewhat sure of the design, the same cannot be said for its specifications. But now, this new tip to MySmartPrice sheds some light on the same.

According to the new leak, the forthcoming Galaxy Fold 2 (or whatever it will be called) will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 SoC similar to the original Galaxy Fold, even though the Snapdragon 865 is out. This is because foldable phones take more time to develop and this new Galaxy Fold might have been in the works for at least six months. Additionally, the tipster confirms a 10MP front-facing camera, which could be the same as the one found on the Galaxy Note 10. Unfortunately, this is the only solid piece of information available regarding the specifications of this upcoming phone, apart from the design.

Based on previous leaks, the clamshell Galaxy Fold will have a smaller cover display, which will only display time and date. On the other hand, the inner foldable display might use Ultra-Thin Glass (UTG) for better durability. A report even claimed it to feature a 108MP primary camera, which will be also present on the Galaxy S11 / S20 series.