While the original Galaxy Fold faced a myriad of issues in its original form, Samsung eventually managed to patch things up and has since been hard at work on a follow-up device. Unfortunately, we won't be seeing the new and improved Galaxy Fold 2 for quite some time if recent reports are to be believed.
Max Weinbach has leaked plenty of details around Samsung launches over the years. Since, Samsung announced an Unpacked press conference for August, he spoke out on the rumours about the Galaxy Fold 2 making its debut at this event:
Fold 2 isn't happening at Unpacked.
— Max Weinbach (@MaxWinebach) July 11, 2020
In followup tweets, Weinbach notes that this is “no surprise” as the “software isn't even close to ready” and speculates that the phone has had a substantial delay. Samsung also needs to line up launch partnerships with carriers, testing procedures, decide on a price and finalise software, making an August launch more questionable.
However, Samsung has reportedly begun user testing for the Galaxy Note 20 and the Galaxy Z Flip 5G, so those are likely to appear at the event on August 5th.
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KitGuru Says: Samsung needs to bring some substantial improvements with the Galaxy Fold 2, particularly after the issues the original faced. With that in mind, it makes perfect sense for the phone to be pushed back a number of months while things get perfected.