As exciting as a Galaxy Z Fold tablet sounds, the information we currently have on it is stingy, but good enough to get a good idea of what to expect from Samsung‘s next-gen device. Below is everything we know about the Galaxy Z Fold Tab right now.
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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold Tab release date and price
The next-gen Galaxy Z Fold tablet is currently rumored for release in early 2022, possibly to be launched alongside the Galaxy S22 series.
As for its announcement, rumors have suggested that Samsung’s marketing team is still in discussions on the subject. Optimistically, it’s possible that we’ll see the Z Fold Tab revealed as early as this summer, around August.
As for its price, we can only speculate at the moment, but there’s a good chance that the Galaxy Z Fold tablet will cost anywhere between $1,400-$2,000. For reference, the Galaxy Z Fold 2 foldable phone cost nearly $2,000 at launch, so an even higher price isn’t out of the question. On the upside, the Z Fold 2 is often discounted, which will likely be the case with the Z Fold Tab too.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold Tab design and display
The Galaxy Z Fold tablet is expected to be similar in design to the Z Fold 2 smartphone, but instead of folding in the middle, it will actually have two folding points. And as it’s a tablet, it’ll offer a larger display when fully unfolded. We’re yet to know the exact dimensions.
The Galaxy Z Fold Tab’s body will be made out of metal, while the display will be covered with ultra-thin glass. The following images from a Samsung patent spotted by LetsGoDigital give us a good idea of what to expect.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold Tab camera
Although the above-mentioned patent is likely not showing us the final product, we can see from it that Samsung has been, or still is planning a dual camera module on the back of the Z Fold Tab, with one camera presumably being ultra-wide. There’s also a visible LED flash in the main camera module.
The tri-fold tablet will also seemingly sport dual punch-hole selfie cameras, but the reasoning for this is currently up for speculation. In addition, we see two extra cutouts that are likely for proximity and light sensors.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold Tab software
Like the Galaxy Z Fold 2, the Z Fold Tab will be running Android with Samsung’s OneUI on top. OneUI currently allows for greater multitasking than even the iPad, with 3 apps able to share the screen at once. Additional apps can be open in windowed mode for more serious multi-tasking.
Speaking of which, the Galaxy Z Fold Tab will almost certainly also come with Samsung Dex support, meaning it will be able to transform its interface from a traditional Android tablet one to a desktop-like one, with a taskbar and windowed apps by default. Thus power users will be able to take full advantage of the tri-fold Z Fold Tab by using it like a computer. Such users will be able to use a keyboard and mouse with it too, and if needed, even attach the foldable tablet to a bigger display.
Samsung’s OneUI also has a good set of built-in apps specifically for the S Pen stylus, with which the Galaxy Z Fold tablet will seemingly be compatible with. Those apps include a Notes app and a shortcut for taking a screenshot and handwriting over it.