Samsung is expected to launch at least two new foldable phones in the second half of 2021. While one of them will be a follow-up to the Galaxy Z Fold 2, the other is expected to be a successor to the Galaxy Z Flip. Alleged images showing the dual-battery system of the Galaxy Z Flip 2 have now surfaced, courtesy of South Korea regulatory agency Safety Korea (via MySmartPrice).
The images published by Safety Korea show two battery models: SM-F711 and SM-F712. While the former has a rated capacity of 2,300mAh, the latter is placed at 903mAh. The information has also been corroborated by the DEKRA and 3C certification agencies. Unfortunately, this means the Galaxy Z Flip 2 isn’t likely to offer much better battery life than its predecessor. The combined battery capacity of the two batteries on the Galaxy Z Flip 2 will still be around 3,300mAh, which is nowhere near as impressive as the best Android phones.
Samsung is rumored to unveil the Galaxy Z Flip 2 alongside the Galaxy Z Fold 2 successor at an Unpacked event sometime in the third quarter of the year. Both the foldable phones are tipped to ship with Android 11-based One UI 3.5 out of the box. You can also expect them to feature Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 888 chipset under the hood in all markets. Sadly, the rest of their specs remain a mystery at this point.
We already know that American carriers make manufacturers jump through some ridiculous hoops to certify or cell phones through carrier stores, to the detriment of the entire continent. And as users lament the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro going single-SIM in the United States, remember that OnePlus only did it to appease our carrier overlords.