Samsung has been in the Android tablet market for quite a while. They make tablets ranging from the absolute entry level with their A series lineup to flagships with their S series lineup with insane specifications. Given the diverse lineup, Samsung tablets are among the most popular in the market.
Last month, on July 28th, Samsung Mobile’s Chief T.M Roh gave an interview to The Independent, where he confirmed the launch of their first foldable tablet. Despite being such big news, most of us missed it initially.
“Foldables will expand to other categories like the tablet and PC and continue to develop after,” he told the renowned tech reporter David Phelan post Unpacked event last month.
In the interview, T.M. Roh showed the great importance of the foldable form factor. “People open up a book to read and open a notebook to write something. When they’re not being used or when on the move, they can be folded shut, which makes them more compact and portable, as well as protecting important information inside. It’s just a natural part of human behavior,” Roh said.
“What has been applied to the smartphone will then spread to the tablets and laptops. To that end, we at Samsung are investing a lot of resources,” Roh told the publication.
Samsung has been making folding phones since 2019 in their Z series lineup. In the latest unpacked event, Samsung launched its latest iterations of foldable phones: The Z fold 5 and the Z flip 5. They are significant refinements over their predecessors. They fixed multiple user complaints like the phone’s not folding completely flat. And other complaints like a small cover screen on the Flip.
Before the official confirmation, we had gotten a hint from a Tipster that Samsung might be working on a foldable tablet that could be called the Galaxy Z Tab. Initially, they believed the foldable tablet would launch alongside the Tab S9 series. However, that didn’t happen because the tablet is in the early stages of development.
We do not have any information on the possible specifications or the device size. We know it will likely be an addition to their Z series lineup.