Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 and Z Flip 5G supply will reportedly remain limited through the end of 2020

Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 and Z Flip 5G supply will reportedly remain limited through the end of 2020
Samsung is widely expected to announce the Note 20 duo, Galaxy Fold 2, and Galaxy Z Flip 5G on August 5 during the Unpacked event. According to XDA Developers' Max Weinbach, the Fold 2 and Z Flip 5G will not be released in August. This has been backed up by supply chain consultant Ross Young, who says that the devices have not entered production.

He claims that manufacturing will begin in August and the phones will hit the shelves later that month or in September. Even then, supply will be limited. That's because the scarcity of the Ultra Thin Glass (UTG) layer that's going to be on top of the displays of the Galaxy Fold 2 and Z Flip 5G. Supply will likely remain constrained until 2021. 

As a result, both foldable phones will likely be hard to get initially.

Young also believes that the Galaxy Note 20 Plus/Ultra will be pushed back a little. As with the foldables, the problem here seems to be a supply-side issue. Apparently, it's related to the production of the Low Temperature Polysilicon Oxide (LTPO) panels.

The Galaxy Note 20 is expected to come with an LTPO display which would allow for a dynamic refresh rate. Because of this tech, the Note 20 Ultra's 120Hz screen will be power efficient.

Despite these hold-ups, Samsung will still likely reveal the phones next month. The standard Note 20 will supposedly go on sale first, followed by the Note 20 Ultra, and ultimately, the foldable phones. Fold 2 will reportedly arrive before the Z Flip 5G.

It goes without saying that it seems like a pretty messy release timeline. However, as long as the new products are released in close proximity, consumers will likely be okay with it.

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Galaxy Z Fold 2
  • Display 7.6 inches 2208 x 1768 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Triple camera) 10 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ 12GB RAM
  • Storage 256GB, not expandable
  • Battery 4500 mAh
  • OS Android 11 Samsung One UI

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