With the success of the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 foldable phones, Samsung is expected to further expand its foldable devices, and the next target is foldable notebooks. Citing foreign technology media 91Mobile reported that Samsung has obtained a patent for a related technology that looks like an enlarged version of the Galaxy Z Fold 4.
This patent is somewhat similar to the Galaxy Book Fold 17 that Samsung showed at the 2021 SID Conference, but it is more slender in terms of aspect ratio, and it looks like an oversized version of the Galaxy Z Fold 4. The patent for the technology was published this week, but the filing date was several years ago, suggesting that Samsung has had such an idea for a long time.
As for the foldable laptop concept, the design favors flexibility, figuratively. The bottom half of the device’s display is basically used for the ribbon, from a virtual keyboard to other types of input, to a color wheel for photo editing apps, to buttons and knobs for music creation software, and more.