Samsung could be preparing a foldable tri-fold tablet
We already know the Galaxy Z Fold family with its two models as well as the Galaxy Z Flip and its folding screen technology. A leak suggests how they could launch a device with two folds on the screen. Is two better than one?
Samsung’s R&D team appears to be working on a Galaxy Fold device with a dual fold and hinge system that could hit the market by the end of 2021.
This new iteration could complete the Galaxy Z line with a model that once deployed mounts a much larger screen than what we have seen so far (7.6 “on the Fold 2).
The patents registered by Samsung let glimpse which could be the basis of this device that once deployed ends up offering a tablet-like experience, but that when folded takes up little more than a couple of mobiles one on top of the other.
The anonymous dating in nikkei about Samsung and this device points to could get 16: 9 format once deployed, something that with Galaxy Fold 2 could not be achieved and, therefore, the ability to view multimedia content was diminished to see cropped content or large bands at the top and bottom.
We have already seen prototypes from other companies such as TCL testing these types of configurations, however, Samsung is the only one that has managed to land several models in the consumer market.
It is clear that it would be very interesting to have this kind of flexible display device. However, we have doubts about durability, about whether or not those folds will be noticeable on the surface of the screen.
When there is a fold, it is easy to put it perpendicular to your point of view and it is hidden to the point of not being noticed. Now, having two, it is much more complicated without a doubt.