The Galaxy Fold line set to expand with 8" and 13" dual-bend display tablets

The Galaxy Fold line set to expand with 8
The Galaxy Fold is a few days from its public release in the US if all goes according to plan. It's not going, though, as Samsung has allegedly been postponing the launch in places like China, allegedly in order to train the reps better on presenting the device and teaching potential buyers how to use the phone

Like, for instance, not to scrape off the cover polyimide which is an integral part of the flexible display underneath, slapped on it against scratches, even though it does not completely wrap around and fuse with the panel at the edges, making it look like a screen protector of sorts.

In any case, there are the usual rumors through the grapevine that the delay in the Chinese launch may also be due to Samsung determining there are bigger problems with the flexible screen and its plastic substrate that may appear even if users don't take off the cover film, so it won't ship the Fold to stores before it investigates the potential issues thoroughly.

The polymer substrate that Samsung employs makes the Fold screen 50% thinner than that on other phones, though, and allows for some other intriguing design avenues that Samsung is exploring, reports Korean media today.

Galaxy Fold family growing up to 13 inches


These are to be developed in a year, and include both G-type and S-type foldables with screens much larger than what we have now on the unfurled Galaxy Fold. The G-type is reportedly going to fold twice like, ahem, the letter G, and has an 8 inch diagonal when opened, while the other one folds like a squished letter S and unfurls into a whopping 13" display. This is about the diagonal of the larger Apple iPad Pro, and should bring new meaning to the phrase portable tablet. According to an official of the parts industry:


When will Samsung release the foldable tablets? The patents are already there...


The biggest upgrade to the new Folds, compared to the original one that the company is about to release soon, is that the display bends not once but twice, and, while the G-style phone bends inwards, the S-style should be both an "innie" and an "outie." 

Samsung has numerous phone patents that depict both new styles and is now putting them in motion, it seems. Here's how these might function, according to Samsung's own patents filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office as well as other similar bodies around the globe.

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Galaxy Fold
  • Display 7.3" 1536 x 2152 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 10 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2840 MHz
  • Storage 512 GB
  • Battery 4380 mAh(32h talk time)

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10 Comments

1. shield

Posts: 837; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

2. pecapello

Posts: 106; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

sure copying something that has never seen the light of the day

5. Cat97

Posts: 1892; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

I can draw a spaceship but of course never be able to build it, does it mean that nobody can build one ?

3. strawberry

Posts: 106; Member since: Feb 20, 2019

this one will be $3000?

4. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2188; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

First of all, they have to get their quality control in order before they can distribute a good product. Thinking ahead isn’t the right solution. Also the thickness of this product makes no sense. I don’t see the point of folding a product.

7. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1557; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Well it would allow a larger tablet to get folded and put into a pocket.

10. vgking9699

Posts: 194; Member since: Mar 01, 2019

No, just a small 8 inch tablet that unfolds to be a bigger 13 inch tablet And very expensive

6. tokuzumi

Posts: 1900; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Noooo

8. buccob

Posts: 2968; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

So Westworld tablets then...

9. Seatech21

Posts: 68; Member since: Jan 01, 2018

Something that's worth 200$ will be 3500$

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