According to a report by The Elec, Samsung will develop new form factors that will focus on roll-up and slide-out smartphones. And this from 2021.
If Samsung seems to have a head start on foldable smartphones with already two ranges offered in its catalog – the Galaxy Z Fold and Galaxy Z Flip -, the Korean brand would however tend to be a little behind on screen devices. roll-up or sliding.
LG and Oppo are ahead of the competition thanks to rollable prototypes that are both successful and already real: the former notably inducted its LG Rollable at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2021, when the second took advantage of its Inno Day event to reveal the Oppo X 2021 concept.
A first prototype from 2021?
But Samsung does not intend to sit idly by and watch the competition take off. On the contrary. The chaebol is counting on the year 2021 to come back to the height of its opponents and develop new form factors materialized by rollable and sliding devices, relays the Korean media The Elec, qui cite Samsung Displays.
Samsung should therefore work extra hard to release a first concept, if it is not a first product of the kind in the next eleven months. The multinational has filed multiple patents in this area, reflecting here its ambitions in the rollable mobile device segment. LetsGoDigital even imagined a first product.
Other foldable devices in ambush
According to the vice-president of the company, in the person of Choi Kwon-young, the group also plans 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.