The Galaxy Z Tab will join the Z-series of foldable devices. Little else about the smartphone is unfortunately known. Will it be a triple foldable, as early rumours suggested? That’s uncertain and possibly even improbable. (having two hinges will significantly increase the complexity).
Based on a concept from a patent Samsung filed a few years ago, here is how such a tablet may look. Depending on whether the user wishes to close up the display to protect it or produce a smaller display with a wide aspect ratio, the patent depicts dual hinges that enable the tablet to be folded either forwards or backwards.
Of course, patent drawings aren’t often realized, and a single-hinge design will be easier to produce. Samsung has already produced four generations of Z Folds; the challenge now is scaling that design up to tablet size.
As the Galaxy Tab S9 approaches, we should receive more trustworthy information on Samsung’s upcoming product lineup. Additionally, an iPad rather than an iPhone is anticipated to be Apple’s first foldable device. According to Ming-Chi Kuo, it will debut in 2024, giving Samsung plenty of time to enter the market before its main opponent.