Samsung has in its range of smartphones with flexible screens – Galaxy Z Fold and Galaxy Z Flip, and in the future they may add a tablet computer with a flexible screen. Such a product is described in a patent application with a cumbersome title “Method and apparatus for providing a user interface in a foldable display electronic device», Registered in the databases of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

This is what a potential Galaxy Z Fold Tab looks like.  Samsung tablet with a flexible screen that folds in half showed on high-quality renders

The foldable tablet was tentatively named Galaxy Z Fold Tab, which is quite in the spirit of the company’s current nomenclature. As you can see, it is equipped with two rows of hinges – left and right, dividing the screen into three parts.

This is what a potential Galaxy Z Fold Tab looks like.  Samsung tablet with a flexible screen that folds in half showed on high-quality renders

When folded, the outer halves form a small gap – just for the camera, the modules of which are lined up in a row, and the stylus.

This is what a potential Galaxy Z Fold Tab looks like.  Samsung tablet with a flexible screen that folds in half showed on high-quality renders
This is what a potential Galaxy Z Fold Tab looks like.  Samsung tablet with a flexible screen that folds in half showed on high-quality renders

The device can take three positions: fully unfolded, fully folded, and when one of the halves is set at an angle to a horizontal surface, it acts as a stand, giving the main part of the screen a tilt.

This is what a potential Galaxy Z Fold Tab looks like.  Samsung tablet with a flexible screen that folds in half showed on high-quality renders

It should be noted that this is far from the first patent of a Samsung device, the screen of which can be folded in more than one place. The company is clearly working on solutions like the Galaxy Z Fold Tab, and they will be rolled out to a commercial device at some point. It is not clear only how long it will take for this: a year or maybe three.

This is what a potential Galaxy Z Fold Tab looks like.  Samsung tablet with a flexible screen that folds in half showed on high-quality renders
This is what a potential Galaxy Z Fold Tab looks like.  Samsung tablet with a flexible screen that folds in half showed on high-quality renders
This is what a potential Galaxy Z Fold Tab looks like.  Samsung tablet with a flexible screen that folds in half showed on high-quality renders

Meanwhile, rumor has it that the Galaxy Z Fold 3 is already in mass production. The premiere of the smartphone is expected in July – along with the new model of the Galaxy Z Flip series. Earlier it was reported that the company plans to sell about 7 million devices with flexible screens by the end of the year.

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