With top world-class device manufacturers, even before they have launched one new model, the market goes agog with rumors of its successor. Samsung Electronics of South Korea is arguably one of the best in the business and is preparing itself for the launch of its second foldable device on February 11. There are now rumors of the company planning to launch another foldable smartphone, this time with two folds, making it a triple-screen smartphone with two hinges.
May Resemble the TCL Foldable Model
The source of this leak about another foldable device from Samsung has its origins in China. According to the leak, and the accompanying image shows a ‘Z’ shaped device when in the half-folded position. As the clamshell-shaped foldable smartphone due to be released on February 11 is expected to be called the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, it is not clear what the company will call this ‘Z’ shaped foldable smartphone. The striking aspect of this form factor is that it looks similar to a tri-fold smartphone showcased by the Chinese electronics major TCL, which was a prototype and had a large 10-inch display when fully opened.
No Further Information Available
The Chinese leakster has not shared any further information on this tri-fold smartphone from Samsung. All we can do is guess that it could have three display screens in different sizes and then one large screen when opened. The size of the individual screens and the full display are not known yet. The overall thickness of the device when folded will be considerably huge and may not be pocket-friendly.
The assumption is that once the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is launched, the company may share more information on its successor. There have been reports earlier that said the South Korean company plans to launch multiple models in the foldable category. One of these reports claims that the company has set a target to sell 6 million foldable phones in 2020. The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is likely to be priced under $1,000 (some claim $860) with the expectation that it will sell in large numbers.
It is possible this information may just be a rumor and not an official one.