At CES 2022, Samsung showed off a couple of prototype folding smartphones called the Flex S and Flex G. Samsung launched its first folding smartphone in 2019 before adding new models to the lineup the following year. Then in 2021, the company launched its latest folding smartphones, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the Galaxy Z Flip 3. The company is continuing its innovations in the sector, and the new prototype devices are testament to that.
Samsung's new multi-folding phone was first revealed last week when a patent application suggested that the company is working on a double-folding device. Alongside the folding phones, Samsung is also reportedly working on devices with sliding and rolling panels, as revealed by a patent filing last month. Samsung demoed the sliding device in Las Vegas this week, but there's no concrete word on the company's plans with it in the future. It may be a while before some of these devices come to the market, whereas the new folding phones will likely be available for purchase much earlier.SCREENRANT VIDEO OF THE DAY
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Both of Samsung's current folding smartphones can only be folded once down the center, but the company has shown off two radical new designs that allows the phones to be folded twice to get them into different form-factors. As shown in a YouTube video uploaded by Abhijeet Mishra, the more interesting of the two designs in the Galaxy Flex S that allows the phone to be unfurled in an "S" shape and into a rather large tablet. Then there's the Flex G, which also has a couple of folds like the Flex S, but it folds inwards twice in a "G" shape, which better protects the screen from scratches and scrapes.
Specs Remain Unknown For Now
It is worth noting that the folding panels were shown off by Samsung Display and not Samsung Electronics, which is the unit responsible for the company's smartphone business. There was no announcement about the tech specs, but a Tweet from Dutch tech blog LetsGoDigital back in December seemingly revealed some of the specifications of one of the multi-folding smartphones. Per the tweet, the device will have a secondary display at the back, a triple rear-camera setup, an under-display front camera, an in-display fingerprint scanner, an HDMI connector, and S Pen support.
Overall, the new concept prototypes look interesting, but it remains to be seen what Samsung does with these ideas in the months ahead. At this stage, they are still concepts, and Samsung did not announce any real details about them at CES 2022. Given that the company already has a couple of folding smartphones in its lineup, it will also be interesting to see how Samsung positions these new devices should they ever see the light of day.
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