10 June 2021
Samsung has a number of foldable devices in the market that are divided into two series: Galaxy Z Fold and Galaxy Z Flip. Some recent rumors have suggested that it is working on a third lineup. It is said to be a foldable tablet, unlike the existing two families comprising foldable smartphones. The name for the alleged product is Galaxy Z Fold Tab which has been spotted in a patent application.
The patent application was submitted with both USPTO and WIPO. A bunch of renders shared by LetsGoDigital in collaboration with Sarang Sheth gives us a look at what the device would look like. The foldable tablet features a huge display with three sections. The ones on the sides act as hinges and thus, it has a dual-hinge setup.
The Galaxy Z Fold Tab can be used in three different modes: fully-opened, one-side closed, and both sides closed. The patent renders even show that the tablet supports both inward and outward folding mechanisms. It will have support for the S Pen stylus which can be placed between the two folds.
In the double-folded state, one can also see the vertically aligned triple camera setup. This will allow users to click pictures without having to unfold the device every time. There is no doubt that it is certainly an exciting device but it is just a patent application for the time being. It is hard to say if and when Samsung will actually release such a device. Moreover, it is currently focused on the launch of the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 foldable smartphones.