13 December 2019
Samsung is reportedly working on many foldable smartphones with different form factors and it may introduce them next year. However, going by the latest patent that the company filed and later got approved, we may also see a foldable tablet making its way in 2020 as well.
LetsGoDigital has managed to look into the patent application to share some key details of the same. There is no name but the site has made it one for the reference only and it is the Galaxy Tab Fold, simple and meaningful, of course. Well, moving on, the diagram reflects there are three designs included and only one is more likely to be turned into an actual commercial product.
The one that we are following folds vertically like a clamshell and shrinks into a more portable size, just like a compact wallet that could fit into our pocket. Even though the patent application describes it as a mobile telephone, the device doesn’t look like it.
There is no external display as we see on the Galaxy Fold, nor is there any camera outside it. We assume this could be one of the foldable forms with an under-display camera, but again this has just been theorized, so take it with a pinch of salt at this time. Also, with the four speakers, the device resembles a tablet more than a phone.
Always remember that the patents do not always lead to a real project. What we are seeing now could be scrapped entirely or we may see it actually coming in 2020. Details are pretty much scantier so let’s just wait to see if there is any chance of it to become a reality.