Foldable smartphones are very popular nowadays. But not all smartphone makers can afford to design handsets with this form factor. That’s why only a few of the major phone manufacturers have come in with such models. Samsung is among them, and Samsung is the leader in the niche. Earlier, the South Korean company announced a couple of models with foldable designs. As for now, a leakster said that the tech giant is going to release the Galaxy Z Fold4 and the Galaxy Z Flip4 quite soon.
According to Ice Universe, these two models will be powered by the yet-to-be-announced Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus flagship chip. Moreover, there will be a third smartphone to join the party.
Samsung Rollable Phone
In fact, it was yesterday when we heard that Samsung will release a smartphone with a rollable design. It’s codenamed Diamond and it should adopt a design similar to the OPPO X 2021. If you remember, the latter was a concept phone that hasn’t seen light yet, and maybe will never see. However, Samsung is a display maker. So it has all chances to outrun its rivals.
Interestingly, Samsung has its own flagship chipset, dubbed the Exynos 2200. It integrates a GPU based on ARM architecture. So we shouldn’t rule out the possibility of the Samsung rollable phone coming with an Exynos chipset.
On the other hand, Samsung has always powered its foldable with Qualcomm chips. So most likely, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 and the Galaxy Z Flip4 will run the upcoming Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus processor.
Anyway, we are talking not only about the Samsung foldable phones but a rollable phones. So everything is possible. In this regard, we shouldn’t overestimate Samsung’s potential. We mean Samsung Display is capable of manufacturing flexible panels. But it’s a difficult manufacturing process. And the company has to overcome myriads of obstacles. Even if it succeeds, the manufacturer will be able to produce only a limited number of rollable displays.
Getting back to Oppo’s prototype, it was showcased in late 2020. Thus, up to 18 months have passed. But there is no sign that the company will release it anytime soon. Here we should state – if not Samsung, then no one.