Samsung’s latest secret project is a double-folding phone due this year

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Last updated: March 22nd, 2021 at 13:30 UTC+02:00

Samsung has gone all-in on foldable smartphones. No other smartphone manufacturer has been able to match its pace of innovation yet. The company is in no mood to slow down. A new report reveals that Samsung plans to aggressively increase production of its foldable smartphones.

It also mentions that Samsung’s latest secret project is an entirely new double-folding phone that may be launched as early as by the end of this year. The company is already due to unveil new models of the Galaxy Z Flip and Galaxy Z Fold in the second half of 2021.

A new double-folding phone is on its way

Citing three sources, Nikkei Asia reports that Samsung is working on a new double-folding phone. Many of you will be well aware that the company already has countless patents covering foldable phones that can be folded twice. It even has patents for tri-folding phones.

One person with direct knowledge of Samsung plans tells the scribe that the company has now set a very ambitious goal for itself. It wants to bring total sales of foldable smartphones to a level similar to that of its popular Galaxy Note series. The phablets typically sell more than 10 million units per year.

This may explain why there have been so many rumors about the Galaxy Note series being killed off. Samsung has already said there won’t be a new Galaxy Note handset in 2021. It understandably wants to bet on the foldable phones that carry higher margins.

With the increasing similarities between the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note series, the company didn’t have much to differentiate the two lineups. Foldables offer a clear distinction and if Samsung can find a way to accommodate the S Pen lovers between them, it really has no reason to keep the Galaxy Note series around.

Sources say that Samsung is still in the process of finalizing the finer details of its double-folding phone. It wants the handset to have a more app-friendly design. The idea is to have the unfolded screen aspect ratio be in line with the mainstream 16:9 or 18:9 ratio. This would enable apps and games to be more visually appealing on the device with better resolutions. For context, the Galaxy Z Fold 2 has a rather unique screen aspect ratio of 25:9.

No further details are available about Samsung’s latest secret project right now. We’ll keep our ear to the ground and let you know as soon as we hear more.

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