A few months ago, there was a report that Samsung had created a clamshell prototype for its second foldable smartphone. In fact, according to the report, Samsung was already fine-tuning the design. After that, there was another report that suggested that this Galaxy Fold would have a clamshell or flip phone-like design.
Now, Samsung has dropped a big hint about its next foldable smartphone. This hint is not far from what the reports suggested.
Samsung dropped this hint in a video on YouTube. The video is titled “A New Form Factor for Foldable Smartphones”. In the beginning, the company gives a refresher about the user interface on the existing Galaxy Fold. This refresher slightly gives way to what the user interface would look like on a device that folds around a horizontal axis.
The video also shows a side angle, suggesting that the UI will also work on a vertically-folding device. In addition, we see a side-by-side comparison of the two form factors. It reveals how the UI will resize elements on the device if it is partially folded.
Having a codename “Bloom”, Samsung’s next foldable smartphone has the model number SM-F700F. We do not yet have all the details about the device. However, reports suggest that it may feature a 6.7-inch foldable display with a 1-inch cover display.
This new Galaxy Fold may actually come at a cheaper price than the existing Galaxy Fold’s $2,000 price tag. Right now, we can only wait until we have all the details.