Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 may offer cheaper variant than the first gen folding phone

Samsung Galaxy Fold
The original Samsung Galaxy Fold (Image credit: Future)

Samsung's third folding phone is expected to be the Galaxy Fold 2, and a new report suggests you may be able to get a cheaper variant, as it will apparently come in multiple storage sizes.

According to SamMobile - a Samsung blog that we've seen leak accurate information in the past - the Galaxy Fold 2 will come with a 256GB storage choice.

Alongside that, you'll also apparently be able to buy a 512GB version of the phone. The original Galaxy Fold only came in that 512GB version, so this may allow Samsung to offer a cheaper version.

There's no guarantee it will be cheaper than the original - Samsung may increase the price for other reasons - but it would suggest it's being introduced as an alternative to the top-end storage variant.

The company unveiled the original Galaxy Fold in early 2019, and we've already seen Samsung bring out the Galaxy Z Flip alongside the Galaxy S20 in February this year.

The Galaxy Z Flip had a lower price than the original folding phone from the company, so it may be that Samsung is trying to opt for a lower price for the Galaxy Fold 2 to ensure it stays competitive with the company's other devices.

Little is known for certain about the Galaxy Fold 2, but rumors suggest it will be getting a slightly bigger outer (secondary) display as well as a 7.7-inch inner (main) screen. That's compared to a 7.3-inch inner display that was on the original device.

It's expected to feature a similar camera to the Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus, and it may even come with S Pen functionality.

Rumors suggest Samsung will be introducing the Galaxy Fold 2 alongside the Galaxy Note 20, which itself is expected to be unveiled in August - or perhaps a bit later - this year.

James Peckham

James is Managing Editor for Android Police. Previously, he was Senior Phones Editor for TechRadar, and he has covered smartphones and the mobile space for the best part of a decade bringing you news on all the big announcements from top manufacturers making mobile phones and other portable gadgets. James is often testing out and reviewing the latest and greatest mobile phones, smartwatches, tablets, virtual reality headsets, fitness trackers and more. He once fell over.