According to information from the My Smart Price site, the Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 with clamshell should ship the Snapdragon 855 in all markets, not the Snapdragon 865 or the new Exynos chip from Samsung.
The date is now known: it is February 11 that Samsung should officially present its new high-end smartphones, whether it is the Galaxy S11 or Galaxy S20. But the Korean manufacturer should not stop there and would prepare for the occasion the presentation of its second foldable smartphone incorporating the design of clamshell smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy Fold 2.
It is precisely this new foldable screen smartphone that interests us here, since new information about it has been published by the Indian site My Smart Price, in partnership with the leaker often knowledgeable Ishan Agarwal. According to his information, the Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 should not benefit from a new Exynos 990 chip – which will be integrated on the Galaxy S11 (or S20) – nor from a new generation Snapdragon 865 chip, but indeed from the model from last year, namely the Snapdragon 855.
"Samsung's next foldable smartphone will ship the Snapdragon 855, not the Snapdragon 865 as everyone expected", indicates My Smart Price. According to the Indian website, this choice was made for calendar reasons, the development of the smartphone having started long before the announcement of Qualcomm's latest SoC. And if Samsung could have modified the chip taking into account the new model, this would have resulted in many internal changes to the smartphone.
Also, I mean Snapdragon 855 for Galaxy Fold clamshell in all regions, including Asia, Europe and others not just the US. I'm glad it's not an Exynos processor!
– Ishan Agarwal (@ ishanagarwal24) January 7, 2020
In addition, as Ishan Agarwal specifies, the Galaxy Fold 2 should ship the Snapdragon 855 on all markets, unlike the Galaxy S11 / 20 or the recent Galaxy Note 10 Lite which has a Snapdragon 855 chip in the United States, but an Exynos 9810 SoC in France.
According to the Sam Mobile site, the choice of Snapdragon 855 for the next folding screen device from Samsung could have its origin elsewhere. According to the site specialized in the news of the manufacturer, the Korean would seek to offer a smartphone at a more accessible price than his first Galaxy Fold: "It seems logical that Samsung equips its flip smartphone with older hardware, but still as efficient. Using the Snapdragon 855 is a good compromise if you want to achieve a considerably lower price ”.
In addition, according to information from My Smart Price, the smartphone should have a 10-megapixel camera on the front for selfies. We should know more about the future foldable flip smartphone from Samsung during its official presentation. This should take place on February 11.