KEY POINTS

  • Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 will be cheaper at $1,899
  • Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 to have only three cameras
  • Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 demand likely to be low

Phones with foldable displays are believed to be the new norm and Samsung tried to be the first to do that with the Samsung Galaxy Fold. Unfortunately, most know that new technology and parts mean high costs. The Samsung Galaxy Fold retails at $2,000, meaning only a select few may consider getting one.

Of course, Samsung tried to make up by offering something affordable. This came in the mold of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip although it did not meet the expectations of consumers. The thing to note here is that there are some who would not mind paying a hefty price for as long as the technology they are looking for justifies the investment. But of course, there is still a ceiling price at which most are willing to spend.

There is now the word that a Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 is in the works. And the best thing about it is that it will come at a (slightly) cheaper price. From the current price of $2,000, the Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 will cost a bit less at $1,899. But the bad news is that one component will also be downgraded - the rear camera sensor, Sam Mobile reported.

Rather than the standard four cameras, most phones are offering these days, the Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 will only have three. According to Slash Gear, the three sensors will be a 64 MP main camera joined by a 16 MP and 12 MP shooter. Details on the three sensors remain unknown for now.

Beyond that, other features of the Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 remain scarce. According to leaks, the next foldable device may feature a new Ultra-Thin Glass (UTG) flexible screen that will have support for the S-Pen. It will also come with a larger screen. Other than those, little has been known at this point. A safe outlook is to look at the current specs of the Samsung Galaxy Fold and bump up those specs a bit.

As for pricing, it remains to be seen if a $101 discount would be enough to raise demand. With most wary of the repercussions of the COVID-19 virus, consumer spending on devices and gadgets are expected to take a hit. Some may either forego getting a new phone or turn to other brands with higher specs at cheaper prices. Owning a foldable mobile phone is something but unlikely to be a priority moving forward.