It’s been barely a fortnight since the official announcement of the Samsung Galaxy Fold. That said, the Korean tech giant is reportedly already looking to make more foldable smartphones.
Bloomberg reports that the company is developing a clamshell-like device that folds inwards vertically, and another that folds outwards a-la the Huawei Mate X. The newly announced Galaxy Fold does fold inward like a clamshell as well but it does so horizontally like a laptop.
The vertically folding device is reportedly planned for an unveiling either late this year or early next year. It is also said to come with a display on the outside, but it may not necessarily stay there when the device goes official as its existence depends on how consumers will react to the Galaxy Fold.
As for the outfolding device, the report states that it will be rolled out much later but there was no mention of its launch timeframe. It is also said to be thinner since the device will not come with the extra display.
It is indeed common for manufacturers to plan way ahead but then again, the folding form factor is still very new and has yet to prove itself in the market. All in all, let’s hope the industry will keep things sensible and not be drowned by the hype.