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 Galaxy 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 way back in 2017.
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 5nm upper midrange Exynos chipset the Exynos 1080 comfortably beat the Snapdragon 865+. Exynos 1080 scored 693K while the Snapdragon 865+ scored 648K. 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 Antutu benchmark 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 Exynos 2100 is going to perform.
Really looking forward to Exynos 2100 and how it’s going to perform against the Snapdragon 875, let us know what do you think down in the comments and as always stay connected for more updates.