According to a report by The Elec, Samsung will develop new form factors that will focus on smartphones with roll-up and sliding screens. And this will start in 2021.
While Samsung seems to be ahead of the foldable smartphones with already two ranges in its catalog – the Galaxy Z Fold and Galaxy Z Flip – the Korean brand would however tend to lag behind the roll-up and slide-out smartphones.
LG and Oppo are ahead of the competition thanks to successful and already real-world roll-up prototypes: LG Rollable inducted its LG Rollable at the 2021 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), while Oppo used its Inno Day event to reveal the Oppo X 2021 concept.
A FIRST PROTOTYPE AS EARLY AS 2021?
But Samsung doesn’t intend to sit back and watch the competition take off. On the contrary. The chaebol is counting on the year 2021 to get back up to speed with its rivals and develop new form factors materialized by rolling and sliding devices, relayed the Korean media The Elec, which quotes Samsung Displays.
Samsung is expected to work twice as hard to release a first concept, if not a first product of this kind, over the next 11 months. The multinational has filed multiple patents in this area, reflecting here its ambitions in the segment of mobile roll-up devices. LetsGoDigital had even imagined a first product.
OTHER FOLDABLE DEVICES IN AMBUSH
According to the company’s vice president, Choi Kwon-young, the group also intends to strengthen its position in the foldable device market with new products equipped with small and medium-sized screens. In short, this battlefield will welcome more and more belligerents who clearly have no shortage of ideas to surprise us.