According to recent reports, a new foldable smartphone/tablet from Samsung is in development. In addition to the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 foldable smartphones, Samsung seems to develop some more exciting new foldable devices. The Samsung Galaxy Z Roll and Z Slide smartphone are in the works. However, the latest reports are on the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold Tab.
The latest renders show that this device will be a dual-hinge foldable smartphone. This means that the device has two hinges, and its hinges are wider than other foldable phones. Furthermore, the display can fold from both sides in both directions.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold Tab supports the S pen stylus and it also has a new way to store the S pen. When the screen is folded, the stylus is clamped between the two displays on the back of the phone. This way, the stylus does not occupy any space on the phone. When users unfold this device, the S Pen stylus can be attached to the side of the mobile phone.
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Samsung may introduce Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Flip 3, Galaxy S21 FE, and other devices at the Galaxy Unpacked event in August this year. Perhaps Samsung will reveal more about Galaxy Z Fold Tab at this event. The details of this device are still sketchy but Samsung will not launch this device before 2022.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold Tab or Z Tab Fold – the name is still uncertain
Incidentally, nothing is yet certain about the name. Samsung could choose the model name Galaxy Z Fold Tab or Z Tab Fold because of the large tablet format display. However, there are of course more alternatives available. For example, ‘Samsung Galaxy Z Flex’ could also be a good option, because of the flexible screen that can fold in two directions. In addition, the name ‘Flex’ is common within Samsung’s product portfolio.
In any case, the device offers more than just the functionality of a portable tablet. Although the device will be slightly wider than a regular telephone when folded, the device is still compact enough to be able to make calls. Such additional functions can, of course, increase the demand for this type of device.
You may wonder how big the market for foldable tablets is. Many people mainly use their tablet indoors, which reduces the need for a foldable model. In addition, far fewer tablets than smartphones are being sold in 2021. Add to that the high price, and you quickly understand that the enthusiasm for a foldable tablet will not be particularly great.