Samsung’s Galaxy F could eventually be joined by a foldable tablet : The fact Samsung is developing a foldable smartphone is certainly no secret – the company has already begun teasing the Galaxy F – but if a new patent is anything to go by, it seems the South Korean giant is also looking into foldable tablets.
The patent in question was filed back in April of 2018 in the US but wasn’t published until recently. It envisions a device that, when unfolded, can be used just like a traditional tablet. However, if a user wishes to use just one half of the tablet’s display, it can be folded in one direction, something that will turn off half of the panel and automatically switch the UI to a smartphone-like experience on the portion that is still active. Alternatively, folding it in the other direction will close it, thus protecting the display and allowing it to be placed easily into a user’s pocket