Next Samsung foldable phone will fold into a square, may be cheaper than Galaxy Fold

first_imgSamsung is yet to release its first Galaxy Fold smartphone, but there are already talks about a second one in the pipeline. According to a new Bloomberg report, Samsung is looking to launch its second foldable phone early next year. One key feature about the Galaxy Fold successor will be that it will fold into a square to make it more compact. It could also be more affordable than the Galaxy Fold.According to the report, the next foldable device will sport a 6.7-inch display on the inside that will fold inwards into a square like a clamshell. Bloomberg cites people familiar with the product’s developments, who say that Samsung is looking to make the next Galaxy Fold will be more affordable and thinner than the current Fold. Samsung is reportedly collaborating with American designer Thom Browne on designing the Galaxy Fold 2.The launch of the next foldable smartphone from Samsung will depend on how the current Fold fares in the market. The Galaxy Fold was supposed to release in select markets earlier this year, but Samsung had to delay the launch due to issues with the foldable display and hinge design. The South Korean tech giant announced recently that it has fixed the problems and is ready to launch the Galaxy Fold in September. As per a tweet by tipster Evan Blass, the Galaxy Fold will likely release on September 27.Coming back to the Galaxy Fold 2, the Bloomberg report says that the device will feature a hole-punch selfie camera at the top of the inner foldable display. On the outside, the device will have two cameras that face the rear when the phone is open and can be used for selfies when the device is closed.advertisementAdditionally, Samsung’s next foldable phone will offer a shape of a smartphone when open, which means it will be able to run Android apps without needing any tweaks to the aspect ratio and layout as it does on the current Galaxy Fold. The company may also use an Ultra Thin Glass on top of the display on its next folding phone, which would reportedly measure 3 per cent of the thickness of glass that is typically used to protect smartphone displays.ALSO READ | Samsung announces Exynos 980 mobile SoC with integrated 5G modemALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy M30s India launch date set for September 18, 6,000mAh battery confirmedlast_img read more

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In his last two official visits to Sri Lanka in September 2012 and February this year – also in preparation for CHOGM – Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma committed to providing technical assistance to the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka. This, he said, would strengthen the Commission’s capacity to investigate human rights abuses, which would contribute to further enhancing the independence, authority and effectiveness of the Commission in compliance with the Paris Principles.While in Colombo, Deputy Secretary-General Masire-Mwamba will also meet with Judge Priyantha Perera, the Commonwealth Secretariat said. (Colombo Gazette) Commonwealth Deputy Secretary General Mmasekgoa Masire-Mwamba is in Sri Lanka to review arrangements for the next Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), taking place this November, the Commonwealth Secretariat said.Masire-Mwamba will meet with External Affairs Minister Professor G L Peiris, and members of the CHOGM 2013 Task Force in Colombo. Participants include the Chairperson of the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka, Judge Priyantha Perera, commissioners and staff of the Commission, including the Commission’s ten regional coordinators. Taking place in parallel with the Deputy Secretary-General’s visit is a Commonwealth Secretariat-organised capacity development workshop for the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka on conducting national inquiries in compliance with international standards. read more