It was reported a few months ago that among the new form factors being considered for Samsung’s second foldable smartphone, the company had created a clamshell prototype. The report also mentioned that Samsung had begun fine-tuning the design.Additional reports have also hinted at the possibility that the next Galaxy Fold will have a clamshell or flip phone-like design. Samsung has now dropped what might be the biggest hint about its next foldable smartphone.The next Galaxy Fold is likely to have a clamshell form factorThe company has posted a video on YouTube titled “A New Form Factor for Foldable Smartphones.” It starts off by providing a refresher about how the user interface looks on the existing Galaxy Fold. It then changes slightly to show what the UI would look like on a device that folds around a horizontal axis.A side angle is also provided to drive the point home that the UI will work just as well on a vertically folding device. A side-by-side comparison is also provided between the two form factors which shows how the UI will resize elements if the clamshell device is partially folded. It’s evident that Samsung has a clear idea of what the UI should be like on a vertically folding smartphone.As per earlier reports, the next foldable smartphone from Samsung is codenamed “Bloom” and has the model number SM-F700F. We reported earlier today that newly obtained battery info also suggests that this device is going to have a clamshell form factor.Samsung’s second foldable smartphone is expected to be cheaper than the $2,000 Galaxy Fold. There aren’t a lot of details available about the device just yet. However, it is believed to feature a 6.7-inch foldable display and a 1-inch cover display which would only be used to show simple information when the device is closed. We hear that the color choices for the new Galaxy Fold will include white, black and purple, and that it will be available with 256GB of internal storage.This is certainly an exciting development as it provides a glimpse of what the future might hold for the Galaxy Fold series. Do you like what you see? Let us know in the comments below.
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