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Galaxy Z Roll might be Samsung’s next foldable smartphone lineup

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Last updated: May 19th, 2021 at 13:24 UTC+02:00

The Galaxy Z Roll seems to be the next big addition to Samsung’s foldable smartphone portfolio. And much like that name suggests, it would appear that the South Korean giant is counting on truly flexible displays for the next iteration of its foldable devices. You know, the kind of thing LG was so adamant to bring to the market before its smartphone business folded under the weight of minimal expectations?

In any case, Samsung has now moved to secure a trademark for the term Galaxy Z Roll with the European Union Intellectual Property Office. First spotted by Galaxy Club and LetsGoDigital, the IP filing has some way to go before that motion is sanctioned. Which would suggest that even if the Galaxy Z Roll was already a done deal, it might not be part of Samsung’s summer launch plans.

Will Samsung keep steamrolling smartphone competition, though?

Speaking of which, the Seoul-based company has just put out a number of jaw-dropping teasers hinting at what’s next for its mobile devices. And what’s next seems to be pretty bonkers by any imaginable metric. As things stand right now, a rollable smartphone would cement Samsung’s iconic status that the mobile pioneer earned over the course of the last decade and a half.

But whether the company manages to maintain that momentum moving forward remains to be seen. Particularly given how much more difficult its life is going to be once Apple remembers to release a foldable of its own, which is supposedly meant to happen any year now.

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