Among the projects that Samsung has in the pipeline there would also be a strange cross between a smartphone and a tablet, here's what we know.
A foldable tablet could be the next foldable produced by Samsung. The clues on the future device produced by the Korean company seem to lead in the direction of a device that would go, in this way, to occupy one of the boxes left empty.
To give the news of the choice of Samsung was the site LetsGoDigital, after noting a particular wording of the company within the European patent of Galaxy Z Fold. Inside, it is specified in clear terms that the technology applied to the smartphone could have applications both in the field of telephony and in that of tablets. Certainly not a novelty, at least as far as the smartphone side is concerned, since the manufacturer has already churned out several models with different locking systems. The part dedicated to tablets, on the other hand, has arrived as a novelty, given that, until now, it had not yet been addressed except in a purely theoretical way.
Samsung's foldable tablet, what will it be like
What could be called Galaxy Z Fold Tab, referring to the denomination of the specimens of smartphones already produced (and with "Z Fold" the only name so far patented by the company regarding the foldable), could have some interesting features in order to maintain some characteristics such as small size and manageability.
Key aspect, that of the closure of the device. It is precisely on this field that the challenge of the first foldable tablet is played: that is, to take the size of a smartphone when closed without giving up a normal extension once opened to full size. Turning point, in this case, is that of the folds in which to reduce the whole to a monoblock to be held nimbly in one hand.
Samsung's foldable tablet, the key is in the folds
To be able to shrink the size and make the device practical and handy, the tablet should have a double "Z" fold. In this way, a device with a 10-inch screen could easily reach the size of a candybar smartphone, a format quite common among the new generation devices.
The shape, however, is associated with an aspect not to be underestimated. In fact, with two hinges and this type of folding to pay the most expensive price could be the thickness, becoming particularly remarkable when folded on itself (in practice this device would be as thick as three smartphones stacked). So this becomes the aspect on which to find a square, once the obstacle of the closure. A challenge that, however, Samsung may have already begun to address: we can only wait and, in the meantime, wait for other foldable devices coming from Samsung (here the latest news on these devices).