The ever-reliable ET News has revealed Samsung is developing its second-generation folding smartphone and it looks set to right everything the Galaxy Fold got so wrong.
Unlike the Fold, which was designed to be a phone which morphs into a tablet, Samsung’s new model will be a 6.7-inch smartphone which folds along the horizontal access so it becomes an ultra-compact device when not in use. ET News says, when folded, this clamshell-style phone will also have a 1-inch display for notifications.
This format has inherent advantages because the unfolded size matches the biggest premium smartphones, like the Galaxy Note 10 and OnePlus 7 Pro, but it has the portability of a dumbphone when not in use. It also wins from a durability perspective because the screen is protected when the phone is closed and most drops happen taking your phone out or putting it away. It also means you don’t really need a case.