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Rumor | Samsung will launch its first-gen tri-folding tablet in 2022

An example of a multi-folding tablet. (Source: YouTube)
An example of a multi-folding tablet. (Source: YouTube)
Samsung is slated to launch the next generations of the Z Fold and Z Flip flagship lines in the second half of 2021. However, the OEM is now said to have an even more interesting foldable in the works for the next year after that. This "Galaxy Z Fold Tab" might be capable of bending at two points and, thus, have the scope for more modes compared to its predecessors.

Some OEMs in the cutting-edge display industry seem to believe that devices that can fold more than once are the future. They include TCL - and Samsung, despite the establishment of its Galaxy Z Fold and Flip series that consist of phones and tablets with just one hinge each.

Nevertheless, the Korean giant has often intimated that potentially larger-screen devices that actually put the Z in Z Fold are the ultimate end-game in developing its foldable tech. Now, the leaker Yogesh claims to have heard that such plans will come to fruition as early as 2022.

The tipster asserts the product in question is a "tri-fold" called the Galaxy Z Fold Tab. Therefore, should this new rumor prove accurate, it might offer a full slate experience that can collapse into a more portable form-factor at need, perhaps like the similar concept recently showcased by TCL.

That device was capable of folding at a quarter of its length as well as halfway along it, so as to provide a dedicated "keyboard" in one mode. This, then, may be the next stage of flexible-display form-factors - before rollable, slidable or hybrid display devices take over, at least.

Obviously, this new line of speculation is to be taken with a large grain of salt, and not merely because it might cause some potential Galaxy Z Fold3 customers a lot of buyer's remorse should it pan out about a year from now.

The Galaxy Z Fold2 is available to buy on Amazon


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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-04-16 (Update: 2021-04-16)