When it comes to foldable devices, Samsung is at the forefront and is known for making some of the best-selling products across the globe. According to a recently filed patent, the company is also working on a laptop with foldable display technology.
Folding laptops aren’t new here. The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold was one of the first mainstream laptops with a foldable screen. Likewise, the recently launched ASUS Zenbook 17 Fold OLED is one of the largest laptops with a folding screen money can buy. The patent was filed in 2020 at the United States Design Patent Department.
According to the patent, just like some of the popular foldable laptops, Samsung’s upcoming foldable laptop can also be folded in half, cutting the device’s footprint in half. Like all devices with a foldable screen, Samsung’s next foldable laptop will feature an OLED panel, possibly with a higher refresh rate.
Again, we’ve seen foldable laptops with virtual keyboards. What makes Samsung’s device really special is the fact that it has a virtual trackpad with a keyboard, which also indicates that Samsung’s foldable laptop will also support touch input.
According to the designs, the Samsung foldable laptop will be ultra-slim when unfolded and will likely feature two USB Type-C ports, which will be used for charging and data transfer. Unlike the Galaxy Z Fold 4, which has an under-display selfie camera, the Samsung foldable laptop can have a regular selfie camera on top of the display like a standard laptop.
The laptop is expected to use a similar hinge system as the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and the device is expected to run Windows 11 operating system. As of now, there is no word on when. launch of the Samsung foldable laptop.