Samsung is rumored to launch a smartphone with a scrolling display later this year alongside the Galaxy Z Fold4 and Z Flip4.
The current Galaxy Z Flip3 and Galaxy Z Fold3 are relatively successful additions to Samsung, the Korean giant is said to plan to ship more than 10 million foldable phones in 2022 alongside the Galaxy Z. Fold4 and Galaxy Z Flip4, along with an undisclosed third foldable phone.
The codenames Samsung is using internally for the models expected this year are B4, Q4, and N4, where B4 and Q4 are said to be related to the Z Flip4 and Z Fold4, and N4 refers to Brand new device.
Recently, famous leaker @UniverseIce has said that Samsung's previously rumored third folding screen smartphone will be released in the second half of this year. However, the leaker believes that the new device's codename is in fact "Diamond" and that the phone is "highly likely" to have a unique scrolling screen design.
In response to this claim, screen analyst Ross Young said he was last heard that production of this device would take place after 2022 and that he would try to double-check if that was true. ?
Currently, scrolling screen smartphones are not yet available in the smartphone market. However, there are quite a few manufacturers that have demonstrated such device concepts. OPPO X is a prime example when this smartphone uses a motorized drivetrain mechanism to expand or roll the screen uniformly to avoid the appearance of wrinkles on the screen like a scrolling screen smartphone.
The Oppo X 2021 was the first rollable phone that was expected to hit the market, but the device never arrived, although Oppo seems to have plans to release another version this year. . Samsung has also introduced a smartphone model with a foldable OLED screen in 2021, but that is not a commercial version either.
As for Apple, the Apple family has also worked on scrollable screen phones in the past, based on the company's patents. In March 2020, a patent granted by Apple appeared in the US Patent and Trademark Office describing an "Electronic Device with a Flexible Display Structure."
The patent details a flexible display that can be wound around one or more internal roller mechanisms, allowing the display to extend out of the chassis.
The patent explains: "Stretchable support elements may run along the edges of the display or maybe overlaid by a central active area of the display to provide fixation and support. screen in its extended position", from a smartphone to a smartwatch.
There's no indication that Apple plans to bring such a device to market, though. Wait and watch it.