Pictures of a phone resembling the Samsung Fold have leaked and every tech guru is wondering whether this might be the Fold’s successor.
Samsung just launched the nearly $2,000 Galaxy Fold in September, but there has already been plenty of speculation about it’s next foldable smartphone.
Now, we might have an idea of what the phone could look like thanks to newly leaked photos that recently surfaced on a Chinese social media website.
The photos, which were shared on Twitter by reliable leaker Ice Universe, show a phone that snaps shut similar to a flip phone.
The phone resembles Motorola’s $1,500 revival of the Razr it announced in November, which features a clamshell design with a bendable screen that folds shut vertically.
When closed, the device displays the time and other information in the bottom corner of the device’s cover. Like the new Razr, it opens vertically to reveal a single, foldable screen that bends in half near the middle.
There isn’t any visible branding on the device indicating it’s a Samsung phone, except for the Samsung Pay app shown on the phone’s screen.
But it’s worth noting that the Ice Universe Twitter account has published credible information about upcoming Samsung devices in the past. Before the Galaxy S10 was unveiled in February, the account correctly posted the screen sizes of all four variants of Samsung’s latest flagship device
It’s also not the first time reports have indicated that Samsung is already working on its successor to the Galaxy Fold. Back in March, Bloomberg reported that Samsung has been working on two new foldable phones: one that folds vertically like the one pictured in the supposed leak, and another that folds out similar to Huawei’s Mate X.