This Samsung Rollable Phone Makes Much More Sense than the Foldable
A recently uncovered Samsung patent suggests that the company is looking beyond the yet-to-be-released Galaxy Fold device in an effort to flex its flexible display prowess. Dutch tech blog LetsGoDigital dug up the patent and then cooked up some renders of the device based on the patent, which show a smartphone-shaped device that can extend sideways into a full-blown tablet.
Obviously, no sizes or dimensions are readily available, but from the looks of the device—and knowing what Samsung is actively working on at the moment with the Galaxy Fold—this rollable phone looks to be about the size of a Galaxy S10 when rolled up, and maybe a seven-inch tablet, give or take, when unrolled.
The way the device seems to work, the user would be able to pull the right edge of the display, exposing a rolled up OLED that’s tucked underneath the left edge of the device. In all honesty, if the renders are anywhere close to how the Galaxy Roll (heard it here first) ends up looking, this is a much better take on flexible OLED devices than what we’ve seen to date. The normal display, when closed up, can still fill up the entire front of the device, still resembling a normal, non-gimmicky smartphone. It’s not until you unroll the display and open up that tablet that you realize it’s a much different kind of device.