Samsung to expand foldable device lineup with slide-out smartphone and hybrid PC

Samsung has ambitious plans for its foldable devices that should see the light of day next year. He would have planned to improve the Galaxy Z Fold and Z Flip, but also to expand its foldable range with a sliding smartphone and a hybrid PC.

With its Galaxy Z Fold and Z Flip, Samsung is undoubtedly the market leader when it comes to foldable smartphones. Launched a few months ago, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 have been greatly improved over their predecessor, all at a more attractive price. However, Samsung does not intend to settle for these two smartphones. The South Korean firm has a lot of ambition for foldable devices.

Le Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip – Credit: Daniel Romero / Unsplash

According to a new report from Android Community, Samsung has plans to improve the current Galaxy Z Fold and Z Flip. It goes in particular reinforce the hinges to guarantee them better durability. The manufacturer also plans toimprove the ultra-thin glass of foldable screens. This is indeed one of the main weaknesses of foldable smartphones. As JerryRigEverything discovered in his durability test, the Galaxy Z Flip 3’s main AMOLED display is very fragile and it gets scratched easily.

A sliding smartphone and a hybrid laptop will soon join the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold and Z Flip

In addition to improvements to existing devices, Samsung is also reportedly planning to expand its foldable range with new products. According to a source ofAndroid Community, a sliding smartphone is reportedly in the works. It should be teased soon and a prototype could be presented before the release of the Galaxy Z Fold 4 next year. Sliding smartphones were very popular a few years ago, so a homecoming is perfectly possible.

In addition, the South Korean manufacturer is also reportedly working on a hybrid laptop. We don’t have any additional information about this device yet, but the top and bottom parts of the device might be bendable. In this case, it would be a sort of large Galaxy Z Fold with a landscape orientation.

Of course, all this information should be taken with a grain of salt while waiting. official confirmation from Samsung. In any case, the South Korean manufacturer is not about to leave the first place on the podium of the foldable smartphone market to another competitor. Moreover, Google’s Pixel Fold will not finally see the light of day, but we do not yet know if it is a temporary or permanent abandonment.

Source : BGR

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