Jun 10 AT 7:47 AM Nick Sarafolean 5 Comments

Samsung rumored to be preparing foldable tablet for 2015

Samsung Foldable Tablet Patent

Flexible displays are on the way and you’d best prepare for the change that they’re going to bring to the market. All sorts of new concepts and products will be possibl,e including the device featured in the latest rumor: a foldable Samsung tablet. The concept is more logical than one might think. The tablet folds up into three pieces to make it the shape and size of a smartphone that can be easily expanded if you want a larger setup. When unfolded into its tablet form, the display is said to be close to 9 or 10 inches in size.

We’ve caught wind of the concept in years past, as Samsung has filed patents for a device with a tri-fold display. Noted in the patent was that this technology won’t be available until 2015 or 2016. Now that we’re in 2014, it seems that the tech is gearing up for a launch in the near future. This is an interesting design, and it’s good to see some innovation at the most basic level of the form factor. There have been a few too many slab phones as of late.

What uses can you think of for a device like this?

Via: SamMobile

Source: Daum

A nerd at heart, Nick is an average person who has a passion for all things electronic. When not spending his time writing about the latest gadgets, Nick enjoys reading, dabbling in photography, and experimenting with anything and everything coffee. Should you wish to know more about him, you can follow him on Twitter @nsarafolean.

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  • surethom

    Very nice idea, cant wait BUT, one major technology problem may hold this back, Battery power, with 3 displays this would either not last that long on power or would need a very big & heavy battery, & until battery tech picks up the pace & actually Launches a new battery technology & not just promises these fantastic ideas will stay in the concept stage.

  • Tommy

    You have to be worried about seamless operation, also. Dragging from one display to another, could you drop what you’re dragging if you finger comes sup when moving from one display to the next…

  • the sam-sung hero

    Samsung 3DS

  • Greg

    They are talking about a flexible display which to me means one seamless display when opened not three seperate displays. Cool concept.