+ Monday January 20th, 2020

Samsung’s upcoming foldable may use the Snapdragon 855 processor that powers the original Galaxy Fold instead of opting for the current Snapdragon 865 according to new rumours..

Based on a report from MySmartPrice the Fold 2 had already been finalised when the Snapdragon 865 was announced last month. Replacing the processor would mean a costly redesign of the phone’s internals and more development time, delaying the release.

On the plus side, using an older processor may bring costs down for the Fold 2 – and that’s a good thing, considering the eye watering price of Samsung’s last foldable — although reports are saying they still sold 40-50,000 units.

The Snapdragon 855 is still a very capable processor, so we’re not too worried about performance. However, if you were looking for a clamshell foldable with cutting edge processing power, you may have to wait longer for another device.

Additionally, MySmartPrice’s source suggests the front facing camera in the Fold 2 will be the same 10-megapixel unit found in the Note 10.

More details about the Fold 2 and other upcoming Samsung phones like the Galaxy S20 will be shared at Samsung’s event on the 11th of February.

Scott Hunt   Freelance Contributor

Scott Hunt

Scott is a dual degree journalism/arts student at the University of Queensland and has been freelancing in the tech writing business for a few years now. He figured the best way to keep up with the latest tech news was to actually write about it. In his free time, Scott enjoys PC gaming, beer, and metal music.

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