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Samsung's new Galaxy Fold 2 rumored to fold UP clamshell style

Samsung's next-gen Galaxy Fold 2 rumored to use Ultra Thin Glass tech to as protective layer on display

By Anthony Garreffa on Oct 17, 2019 10:42 pm CDT - 1 min, 17 secs reading time

Samsung has only just released its foldable smartphone in the Galaxy Fold and has Chinese rival Huawei on its heels with the 5G-capable, and slightly-revised Mate X foldable smartphone, and yet... we're already hearing about the next-gen Galaxy Fold 2 smartphone.

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We can expect some big changes in the Galaxy Fold 2 when it launches in 2020, but for now the rumors have Samsung reportedly moving into the world of using Ultra Thin Glass (UTG) as the protective layer to replace the transparent polyimide (PI) film that is used on the current-gen Galaxy Fold smartphone.

But the fun continues with the rumors, with Samsung reportedly set to change the actual physical function and foldability of the Galaxy Fold 2 handset over the current Galaxy Fold. Rumor has it the Galaxy Fold 2 will fold down vertically like a clam shell, instead of like a book in its current form.

This means that the Galaxy Fold 2, at least according to the rumors, would be a mega-tall smartphone versus the square-style the Galaxy Fold folds out into now. It also could see Samsung using a gigantic 8.1-inch screen on the Galaxy Fold 2, which just sounds ridiculous -- and as a fan of overkill, I think I'm OK with that.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

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