23 November 2020
Samsung is the only globally known OEM that has more than one foldable smartphones to offer. It started off with the Galaxy Fold followed by Galaxy Z Flip and Galaxy Z Fold 2. It seems like the team has no intention of slowing down as a new leak has surfaced detailing a new foldable phone that is currently under development.
This new rumored device is said to be called Galaxy Z Fold S. The device features a 360-degree hinge so that it can be folded inwards as well as outwards. This folding mechanism is exactly similar to the Microsoft Surface Duo. There is a good chance that Samsung's idea behind this new foldable is to directly compete with the Redmond-based tech giant.
However, there is a major difference between the two devices. Samsung's offering is claimed to sport a single flexible OLED display panel as we saw with its previous models. In the case of Microsoft, there are two individual display panels connected with a hinge in between them.
Samsung rumored to have a 3rd foldable family member next year, tentatively known as Z Fold S.— Fold Universe (@folduniverse) September 5, 2020
It has got 360° hinge that enables outfold and infold and works similarly like the Surface Duo.
The Fold S is a fully single flexible OLED screen unlike the Surface Duo dual screen. pic.twitter.com/S9HtkMQh20
Other than this, the only thing that has been mentioned about the Galaxy Z Fold S is that it will arrive next year. We should be hearing more information including pricing in the coming weeks.