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First came smartphones that the unfolded to become a tablet. Not a full-fledged tablet, but a mini-tablet with a screen that measures around 8-inches diagonally. Size constraints aside, it was still a great innovation. Putting a mini-tablet into your pocket without making tearing the threads and fabrics holding it together? Give it to me, now! With that happening, it was only a matter of time before someone took the idea of foldables, and used it to create a larger tablet that can be folded into a smaller tablet you can comfortably hold with one hand. Well, that someone is likely going to be Samsung.

Galaxy Z Fold Tab will employ the next-gen ultra-thin glass (UTG) display technology

As per a report by Gizmochina, Samsung is working on a tablet that folds twice. And unsurprisingly, that device will reportedly be called Samsung Galaxy Z Fold Tab. Interestingly, another report from Nikkei Asia that came out last month mentioned that a double-folding phone is also in the pipeline at Samsung. Uninspired naming aside, additional details about the device are still shrouded in mystery. The ambitious tri-fold tablet is said to be launched this year, but chances of a teaser being shown at the next Unpacked event are slim as the team over at Samsung’s mobile is internally debating it. 

More importantly, the Galaxy Z Fold Tab will reportedly use an upgraded version of the ultra-thin glass (UTG) that first made its way to the Galaxy Z Flip. Back then, Samsung revealed that the UTG is injected with a special material to achieve a consistent material hardness, and that it is more flexible as well as durable. The tech later made its way to the Galaxy Z Fold2, finally redeeming Samsung of the crease and bad display woes of the first-gen Samsung Galaxy Fold. The upgraded iteration of Samsung’s UTG solution will also be employed on the upcoming Galaxy Z Fold3.

Samsung reportedly has a double-folding phone in the pipeline as well.

The report also mentions that Samsung’s upcoming experimental tablet will support the next-gen S Pen that will make its debut alongside the Galaxy Z Fold3, likely at the next Unpacked event rumored to happen in August. However, it is unclear if the Galaxy Z Fold Tab will have a docking station for the stylus akin to the S Pen slot on Galaxy Note series devices, or if it will have a magnetic attachment system akin to the Galaxy Tab S8.

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I’ve been writing about consumer technology for over three years now, having worked with names such as NDTV and Beebom in the past. Aside from covering the latest news, I’ve reviewed my fair share of devices ranging from smartphones and laptops to smart home devices. I also have interviewed tech execs and appeared as a host in YouTube videos talking about the latest and greatest gadgets out there.

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