Samsung so far is one of the most established smartphone makers in the foldable segment. While several companies are yet to make their entrance in this niche, the company already has two device lineups and is about to enter the third generation of its first foldable smartphones. According to rumors, Samsung is also working to bring its very first foldable tablet, presumably a Galaxy Z Fold Tab. Since the company is working on a Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra it is entering the market of massive tablets. We believe that a foldable tablet with a regular folded display size and a massive unfolded display makes perfect sense.
A recent patent listing at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) shows that the company was working o a design titled “Method and device for providing (a) user interface in (an) electronic device having foldable display”. The patent is alive since May 21, 2021, and gives an insight into the possible usage scenarios of such a multi-foldable device. The very same design was patent at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Now the folks at the LetsGoDigital decided to work on these patents to produce concept renders that reflect a possible Galaxy Z Fold Tab. The company can even use the Galaxy Z Flex to put it online with the 2-in-1 Galaxy Book lineup.
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The Galaxy Z Fold Tab is designed to operate both as a smartphone and a tablet. The device has a decent form factor resulting from its minimal folding mechanism. The design of the Z Fold tablet also incorporates a position for the S Pen, which could be more efficient in the model. The tri-folding design certainly looks promising, but again, those patents do not mean that a device like this will reach the market. At least not in a near future.
For this year, the company may stick with the lineup of foldable smartphones. The Galaxy Unpacked event is likely happening in August 2021. During the event, the Korean firm will reveal the new Galaxy Z Fold3 and the Galaxy Z Flip2. The company may also unveil its new Galaxy Tab S8 series made of conventional displays. If the Galaxy Z Tab turns to be true, then we will hear more about it in the coming months.