Foldable tablet from Samsung Electronics could come as early as next year.
Word on the street is that Samsung reportedly showed off a prototype in secret at this year’s Mobile World Congress over in Barcelona, this prototype apparently had the ability to bend and now a report coming from a Korean news source could further extenuate that claim.
The report coming fresh out of Samsung’s home country suggests that Samsung are gearing up for a commercial launch in 2015 of a foldable tablet, which will feature an 8 or 9 inch Full HD OLED display, and when folded twice will be scaled down to smartphone size, it may sound like something out of a science fiction novel, especially when current technology is nowhere near that advanced, yet the report suggests that things could progress exponentially in the months to come. Samsung is already readying a new range of Galaxy Tab S tablets with Quad HD screen resolution, but foldable tablets are a new thing in the mobile industry.
It’s unclear whether or not this will initially be a mass market product, aimed at consumers with a manageable price-tag or launch to a more select, professional audience with a very high price, like we’ve seen with Panasonic’s 20 inch 4K tablet.
As always, it’s recommended you take this kind of news with a pinch of salt, especially when it’s rumours of this magnitude. The idea of a foldable tablet and technology progressing quickly in the coming months, is definitely something we’re excited about, and we’ll keep you updated on any further developments.