Samsung is rumoured to launch its next foldable phone sometime this year. A recent report suggested that the smartphone maker showed off its upcoming foldable phone during a covert meeting at CES 2020 to a select audience. The leaked images from the meeting suggested that the purported Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 could be named the Galaxy Bloom but now, a well-known tipster, Ice Universe, has tweeted that Bloom is the device’s code name. As per the tipster, the foldable device’s actual name is the Galaxy Z Flip, which hints at a new Z series of devices. We would suggest you take this info with a pinch of salt since nothing has been confirmed officially yet.
We have already come across multiple reports about Samsung’s next foldable phone. The handset is rumoured to sport a clamshell-style design and come equipped with a larger display that folds upon itself, similar to the Motorola Razr foldable phone. It is also rumoured to launch running on last year’s flagship Qualcomm chip, the Snapdragon 855, and is also expected to be made official alongside the Samsung Galaxy S20 series of handsets. Some images of the Galaxy Z Flip were previously leaked online, which suggest that the handset would sport a secondary display on the exterior, which could be used to display time and some notifications.
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— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) January 12, 2020
Rumours suggest that Samsung’s next foldable phone could be slightly less expensive than the original Galaxy Fold. As for the Galaxy S20 series, it was previously rumoured that the upcoming S series of Galaxy phones would naturally be iterated by one and be called the Galaxy S11. However, Samsung Mobile chief DJ Koh apparently announced at the secret meeting that the next S series will be called the Samsung Galaxy S20. There could be three phones included in the lineup, the Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus, Galaxy S20 Ultra and the standard Galaxy S20.
Speaking of the Samsung Galaxy S20 phones, leaked images of the Galaxy S20+ recently surfaced online. The handset can be seen sporting four cameras on the back and there’s apparently no Bixby button. This year, the Galaxy S20+ is expected to be a mid-variant in the S20 series instead of being the top variant. You can check out the leaked images of the Galaxy S20+ here.