Samsung has revolutionized the smartphone industry
The future of Samsung’s smartphones is set to look very different from its offerings today, with reports that the company is leaning into foldable, and adopting the new Z series for its flagship, in place of the Note and S series. When Samsung introduced the prototype of the Gallaxy Fold a couple of years ago, they also mentioned that the company is considering a family of new form factor smartphones and tablets that could fold, scroll or stretch.
The company has already introduced three folding devices as of now including the Fold, Fold 2, and the Z Flip. And now they are gearing up to launch a rollable smartphone according to the latest information from South Korean media. It says Samsung could launch a smartphone with this form factor as soon as next year. A couple of weeks ago we talked about how LG is also developing a rollable smartphone of its own and they even teased it at their launch event.
Not just LG, Samsung has had designs on a flexible, rollable display for a while; they got a patent for this type of smartphone Wayback in 2017. Let’s go digital made real-life looking renders based on these patents which give us a better understanding of how this is going to look and work. As you can see with this rollable display technology, a phone like the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra can be stretched and turned into a mini-tablet. The display gets 50% bigger than in its regular mode.
Samsung Isn’t Stopping At Fold
Here’s how it’s supposed to work: a flexible display curves around the side of the device, with the “back” half of the screen hidden inside the phone. Press a button and motors on the inside slide the phone open, “unrolling” the back half of the screen so you can have a larger display. Samsung has showcased this foldable display tech back in 2016. At that time the radius of the display roller was too high which made it not practical to make a smartphone with that big of a roller.
But times have passed and the technology has improved and they have managed to shrink the radius of the roller so much that now they can put it in a regular-sized smartphone. TCL also showcased a sliding screen smartphone earlier this year in a prototype stage but for some reason, they didn’t release a working phone yet even after promising to launch one in the second half of 2020. Anyway, phones have basically looked the same for over a decade: black boxes with touchscreens.
Devices like this sliding phone — even if it’s not here yet — show off what the future of phones might look like. And while the challenges to making these phones are unquestionably real, it’s still exciting to see that we’re getting closer to a world where they might soon be a reality. A few days ago we saw that Samsung’s new 5nmupper midrange Exynos chipset the Exynos 1080 comfortably beat the Snapdragon 865+. Exynos 1080 scored 693K while the Snapdragon865+ scored 648K.
More Check: Samsung Has Announced The Exynos 1080 Chipset
It’s a huge deal since a new upper-midrange chip is beating a flagship chipset. But that’s not it, we also have the antutubenchmark scores of the new 5nm Kirin flagship chipset that will go inside the Mate 40 Pro to be released in the coming weeks, and the scores are identical to the upper midrange chipset from Samsung, the Exynos 1080.
This just shows that Samsung has done remarkably well to improve its Exynos chipset. If their upper midrange chip is performing equal to the flagship 5nm chip from Huawei, just imagine how well their flagship Exynos2100 is going to perform. Really looking forward to Exynos 2100 and how it’s going to perform against the Snapdragon 875, let me know what do you think down in the comments and as always I’ll see you tomorrow…peace out!