The first folding tablet in the world could be the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold Tab
Samsung’s folding business has made its way with the excellent (if expensive) galaxy flip 2 and galaxy z flip handsets after a rocky start with well-documented issues of the original Galaxy Fold. Next, with the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold Tab, Samsung will turn their attention to the tablet market.
The appeal of a foldable tablet should be clear: with the portability of something far smaller, you get all the advantages of a large screen.
And Samsung has considered the options, with no less than three different concepts for a foldable tablet. So, here’s all the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold Tab we know so far.
Dates for release and price Samsung Galaxy Z Fold Tab
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold Tab will start in Q1 2022, covering the period from January to March, according to Gizmochina. The website suggests that we will learn more about the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 in August. Maybe we’ll have a foldable unpacked Samsung event.
On the other hand, Samsung’s flagship tablets were traditionally cheaper than their phones, partly due to optional cellular connectivity. The Galaxy Tab S7 began life at $649, compared to $799 for the Samsung Galaxy S21.
In short, price is at this point a mystery, but expect to reach the four-figure mark comfortably.
Design for Samsung galaxy z fold tab
What Samsung Galaxy Z Fold Tab will look like is an intriguing issue, which can be seen in three different designs. Two are directly derived from the patents in Samsung. And there may be more than one, just as the company currently has two folding phones, which could come to the market.
The most interesting design is a triple design, in which the tablet folds twice as much as the TCL prototype. The advantage is that even if the tablet proves too thick to be pocketable, it’s small and portable.
Then there is a simpler design, and I hope the starting price will be lower. This design, which is based on a LetsGoDigital patent from Samsung, is a fundamental shell in which the tablet opens and closes like a book – like a larger Galaxy Z flip or a Galaxy Z fold without external screens.
Finally, in Samsung’s patents, there is another design with multiple hinges. Here, LetsGoDigital spells out the screen in two places to expand to its full size. To be honest, it is difficult to understand how the clamshell option would be better given the additional cost of an additional hinge, but it is here anyway.
This can be folded inside or out according to the patent. It looks sensitive inside, given that the delicate display would be protected. Outside is less meaningful to us, but the patent suggests that a bundled S pen can be stored.
Specs for Samsung galaxy z fold tab
To date, tough Samsung Galaxy Z Fold Tab specifications are difficult to implement. But given the release date of 2022, the tablet is likely to be supplied with anything that follows Snapdragon 888 from Qualcomm.
Gizmochina’s bundled S Pen was tipped and ultra-thin glass enhanced to improve the durability of packs and stylus prods. That would be meaningful because an S pen was included in the Galaxy tabs of all the previous years and Galaxy Note’s future is very high.
Outlook for Samsung galaxy z fold tab
Although the technology behind a foldable tablet is hard to be impressed with, there are two things in the success of the Galaxy Z Fold Tab: how people use their tablets and the cost.
There is no doubt that a folding tablet has the advantage of portability; however, if people use their tablets only around the house, it becomes less important; particularly if folding is less durable. The ability to make your tablet smaller, particularly if folding prevents scratches, is obvious for commuters that take their tablet everywhere.
But the price is likely to be the decisive factor for these buyers. If the galaxy Z Fold Tab clears the four digits, it will turn into a tough sale if both the tablet and the phone in one are offered in a $1,999 Galaxy Z Fold Tab.
However, the Galaxy Z Fold Tab is still early, and Samsung might be able to reveal a whole bunch of killers. We will monitor future leaks and update this page as more details become apparent.