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Samsung Galaxy Note 20, Fold 2 could launch on schedule despite COVID-19

The company might host an online launch event in August.

Published onApril 9, 2020

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Samsung’s next set of flagships — the Galaxy Note 20 and Fold 2 — are on schedule to launch at an event in August, as reported by The Korea Herald.

At a time when tech companies are suspending events owing to the coronavirus outbreak, Samsung could launch the new phones through a possible online launch event.

“Preparations are underway for the upcoming Galaxy Note launch, and there is no delay,” an industry insider told The Korea Herald. “But regarding a physical event, things are yet to be discussed, we are considering measures likes an online event,” the person added.

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The publication reports that unlike rival Apple — whose employees are working from home — Samsung’s mobile business employees are all working out of their offices and things are proceeding on schedule.

Meanwhile, a separate report from SamMobile claims that the rumored Galaxy Fold 2 will have a lower entry price compared to the $1,980 Galaxy Fold.

To achieve this, Samsung will reportedly halve the internal storage on the base model of the phone from 512GB to 256GB. Looks like Samsung has learned a lesson in pricing foldables after its $1,400 Galaxy Z Flip received a positive response from customers.

Galaxy Fold 2, Galaxy Note 20 rumored specs

In terms of specs, the Galaxy Fold 2 is rumored to feature the same primary camera setup as the Galaxy S20 Plus. It’s also expected to come with the Snapdragon 865 chipset, and a new form of the S-Pen. Meanwhile, there’s conflicting information on whether it’ll arrive with an under-display camera or not.

As far as the Galaxy Note 20 is concerned, we saw an early design leak for the phone back in March. We haven’t seen any other credible leaks about the phone and Samsung hasn’t even confirmed its existence. However, if the Galaxy Note 10 series is anything to go by, we don’t expect any radical differences in the Note 20 phones compared to the existing S20 series.

We’ll update you about Samsung’s plans as and when we get some more concrete information. Until then, if you’re planning to buy a premium Samsung phone, you can check out our reviews of the Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, and S20 Ultra flagships.