A recent report talked about the materials that Samsung is using on its upcoming Galaxy Fold successor in order to keep it from being scratched. A new rumor today from MySmartPrice talks about the processor that the phone will be running, and it’s not very encouraging news. Apparently, Samsung will go with the older Snapdragon 855 chipset which has featured in early 2019 flagships like Samsung’s own Galaxy S10 as well as the LG G8X ThinQ among others. This is a big departure from the reports which pegged the foldable phone to pack the Snapdragon 865 SoC.
The report also goes on to add that the phone will have a 10MP front camera, although the features it will introduce is not known at this point. Given that the Galaxy Note 10 also features a 10MP sensor, it’s safe to assume that Samsung will use the same unit on the Galaxy Fold 2.
The Galaxy Fold 2 leaks have been flowing quite steadily over the past few weeks, with a leak from December revealing its clamshell form factor. This makes the phone quite similar to the foldable Moto Razr which was announced in November last year.
It’s worth noting that Qualcomm only announced the Snapdragon 865 chipset in December. So this could be the reason why the Galaxy Fold 2 will not have the new chipset since the phone has reportedly been in development for a few months now. While the SD855 may fall behind in terms of benchmark performances, the phone will definitely run as smoothly as any other flagship launching this year.
What do you make of this news? Does this impact your intentions to get the Galaxy Fold 2 later this year?
Via: Android Authority