Although the Galaxy Fold has not yet been officially released, Samsung's next folding phone seems to have been put on the agenda.
According to Sina, Samsung Electronics is working with American designer Thom Browne to create a 6.7-inch folding phone that is thinner and cheaper than the $1980 Galaxy Fold.
According to the report, the phone can be folded inward and folded into a square. The camera will adopt a screen-down solution. The rear-camera will be in the same plane when the phone is fully open. It is expected to be launched in 2020.
However, the final release of this new folding phone will still depend on the sales of Galaxy Fold.
Galaxy Fold is Samsung's first foldable smartphone in the world. It was originally scheduled to ship on April 26th, but early trial testers found that the product screen had a break on the hinge line. In view of this, Samsung delayed the time to market for the product.
On July 25, Samsung announced that the Galaxy Fold will be re-launched in September this year.
Currently, Galaxy Fold has been logged in to China and the US official website to accept user reservations. It has three colors of gold, silver and black. Although the price of the national bank is not clear, the 512GB version is priced at US$1980. Some analysts expect that this folding phone will give a mild boost to Samsung's performance.
Since the beginning of this year, Samsung Electronics' performance has been poor. After experiencing a 60.36% year-on-year decline in net profit in the first quarter, the second quarter remained bleak.
According to Samsung’s second-quarter earnings report released at the end of July, the company’s net profit for the second quarter was 5.06 trillion won ($4.3 billion), which exceeded market expectations of 4.88 trillion won but fell compared to the same period last year. 54%.
In addition, the world's largest chip and smartphone makers saw a 4% year-on-year decline in revenue in the second quarter to 56.1 trillion won ($47.5 billion), and operating profit fell 55.6% year-on-year to 6.6 trillion won ( About 5.6 billion US dollars).