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.

Published Thu, Oct 17 2019 10:42 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:46 AM CST

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.

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

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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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. 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 custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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