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Samsung will launch its first rollable phone in 2022: new leak

A recent scrollable/rollable concept teaser. (Source: Samsung)
A recent scrollable/rollable concept teaser. (Source: Samsung)
There are some indications that certain OEMs might get to their first rollable phone release in 2021. However, according to a new leak, Samsung will not be one of them. Then again, the same new tip points to a "triple-folding" tablet from the OEM for next year, as well as its first transparent display phone.

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LG's Project B and the OPPO X 2021 are probably the best-known example of rollable phones that, as recent leaks suggest, just might race each other to be the first of their kind to launch as a consumer-grade product in 2021. A recent Samsung teaser indicates that it also has a similar product in the works. However, an increasingly prolific leaker now asserts that it will not make it to a launch next year.

This tipster - @cozyplanes on Twitter - claims that Samsung does indeed have a rolling phone in the works, but that it will not be on the market until 2022. However, it will allegedly be joined in that year by the OEM's first "scrollable" phone, which, as the name suggests, consists of a cylinder from within which a flexible display can be pulled from around its internal tube.

Fans of new mobile form-factors can console themselves with more alleged Samsung news from @cozyplanes. Their new post also indicates that one of the company's projected 2021 foldables will be a tri-folding tablet. This device, which could be called a true Z Fold thanks to its probable shape, has popped up in some prior leaks, and has been touted as the direction in which its maker really wants foldables to go.

That's not all, however: this "triple-folding" device might be accompanied by another that currently only exists as a concept: the Samsung transparent phone. This feature may be based on a certain form of OLED, and is likely to be a special edition due to its limited audience and use-cases. All in all, this new apparent Samsung next-gen roadmap holds what may be some long-awaited breakthroughs for the coming years.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-12-20 (Update: 2020-12-20)