Samsung’s clamshell folding phone leaks in multiple live images
The Samsung Galaxy Fold is clearly one of the most fascinating and futuristic smartphones we saw this year. For this device, Samsung used the traditional book layout but for its next folding smartphone, the company might go for a more ergonomic design. Earlier this year at the Samsung Developer Conference, it teased different form factors for its next folding smartphone with potential options including a clamshell design similar to the recently resurrected Razr from Motorola. And now, we have come across some leaked hands-on images of what could be Samsung’s clamshell phone, hinting at Samsung’s likely design choices for this prospective vertically-folding smartphone.
There’s no formal Samsung branding on the smartphone which suggests it could possibly be a prototype. But the rounded frame and the shape of the speaker grille ascribe to the standard Samsung design language. Plus, the smartphone is running One UI in the Chinese language.
Hands-on images of the alleged Samsung Galaxy Fold clamshell, courtesy of Wang Benhong
Design-wise, the phone opens up to look like a standard bar phone with volume buttons on the right. The display has a hole-punch cutout for the selfie camera. Unlike the standard Galaxy Fold or the Motorola Razr, there’s no color display on the outside. Here, a tiny monochrome screen near the bottom shows the time, the date, and the battery percentage. Beside this display is a dual-camera setup along with a flash. While the blogger who shared these images did not share any details about the cameras, another report in the past said that the Galaxy Fold 2 might feature a 108MP Samsung ISOCELL Bright HMX sensor and another module for 5X optical zoom. We cannot confirm this as of now.
If reports are to be believed, Samsung might unveil the next generation of the Galaxy Fold alongside Galaxy S11 series in February 2020 but we’re awaiting more details before we can join the dots and confirm that the Galaxy Fold 2 will, in fact, be this device. We hope to learn more in the coming weeks as we close in on the company’s major launch event in early 2020.