Since Samsung released its first foldable smartphone the Galaxy Fold last year, it wouldn’t have surprised anyone if this year’s foldable flagship was named the Galaxy Fold 2. But it seems that’s not what’s its actuallygoing to be called. Samsung is changing the naming scheme a littlebit and will market it as the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2. It seems Samsung’s foldable smartphone willfall under the Z umbrella now. First, it was the Z flip and now the GalaxyZ Fold 2. There is no arguing that it is a mouthful,and at 19 characters almost a full sentence all by itself. But it makes sense as Samsung thinks the foldablesmartphones are the future which I totally agree and they are going to launch a plethoraof foldable devices in the near future. So branching them under one brand makes totalsense as it simplifies their product portfolio. Anyway, we have some more details about theGalaxy Z Fold 2. First up, Ben Geskin made this render videobased on the leaks which depict what we can expect from this handset. Ice Universe revealed a few days ago thatthe punch hole cutout on the inside display will be at an off-center position becauseof the lack of space inside. The rear camera setup will be similar to theGalaxy S20+ which means there won’t be a periscope zoom camera on this phone. Finally, the outer display will be biggermaking the handset useful when closed. Also, the original Galaxy Fold was shippedwith a 15W of charger but with the Z Fold 2 Samsung will step it up to 25W accordingto the latest 3C certification. All of their recent flagships come equippedwith 25W charger so it isn’t surprising to see the same with the Z Fold 2. The battery capacity of this handset is 4365mAhso it’ll take less than an hour for this charger to charge it from 0 to 100. Also a couple of days ago we heard that theZ Fold 2 will not be affordable as previous rumors claimed it to be. The leaked prices for Greece were 2200 Eurosand we have another European leaker confirming that the handset will be indeed priced over2000 euros. He also says the handset won’t be availableto purchase till the end of September or maybe even later due to the production hurdles. Anyway, Samsung will launch the handset alongsidethe Galaxy Note 20 on August 5 in an online-only unpacked event. So one of biggest reasons flagship phonesare so expensive in 2020 is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 chipset as not only its bigger in sizebut it also needed OEMs to purchase a separate 5G modem. In 2021, however, Qualcomm is expected toship the Snapdragon 875 with an integrated 5G modem. Thereby reducing the costs. But recently there was a rumor that Snapdragon875 is going to be at least $100 more expensive than the 865. The Snapdragon 865 costs around $150, so the875 was expected to cost $250. This scared a lot of people because this hikein price will be carried over to us by these smartphone companies. This means the S20 Ultra with 865 costs $1400,so the S21 Ultra could cost $1500 or even more. But thankfully turns out it was a baselessrumor. The chief of Android Police confirmed throughhis sources that the rumor isn’t true as he says and I quote, Qualcomm will feel marketpressure from the economic downturn as much as anyone. I expect they will very much take this intoaccount on how 875 is priced. So this is a relief. There was also a rumor that Samsung will usethe Snapdragon 865 on the Galaxy S21 because of the high prices which we can be sure isn’ttrue either.

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