Samsung’s third independent family of collapsible smartphones could compete directly with Microsoft’s Surface Duo family, according to the latest industry rumors. We learned about the product line at the end of last month: the Galaxy Z Fold S. As part of Samsung’s recent collapsible strategy, previous descriptions have matched today’s rumours that the Galaxy Z Fold S is a device with 360-degree hinges that allow its displays to fold inwards and outwards.
The other side of the Galaxy Z Fold S is said to be glass-covered, and it’s unclear what its final screen structure will look like, and while the message must sound like a better version of Surface Duo, it’s hard to say how successful the design will be commercially, since Microsoft is only just beginning to test water, and many doubts still revolve around Microsoft’s upcoming Surface Duo collapsible product.
Recent industry rumors have also suggested that Surface Duo has suffered another global market delay, not going public in most markets until 2021. Coincidentally, this also happens to be the time frame for the rumored galaxy Z Fold S release.
With no other details yet, it remains to be seen whether the rumored smartphone-tablet hybrid will eventually have the flagship 2021 specifications or be able to access the computing power of the Galaxy Z Flip family.