In case you based your opinion only on which you’ve been reading on tech blogs lately, you may think that Samsung isn’t working on anything apart from the Galaxy S3 right now. That’s incorrect, naturally. As it turns out, they may even be focusing on yet another Galaxy Tab – now a folding model with dual screens.
Samsung already offers 5, 7, 8.9, and 10-inch tablets. The design patented here feature dual 7-inch screens, and judging in the width of the bezels it might probably look rather like two Kindle Fires or BlackBerry PlayBooks laying atop the other person (though you’d assume slightly thinner, determined by Samsung’s current offerings). A remote – either for presentations or media control – can be shown in the drawings, also it tucks below the hinge assembly when it’s time for it to fold colliding with the trail.
You’ve reached wonder… is Samsung really going to take a stab at a dual-screen clamshell Tab? Competitors’ attempts much like the Sony Tablet P and Kyocera Echo haven’t exactly been warmly received through the public, but maybe that’s because their implementations weren’t quite what consumers were seeking.
I don’t think it’s safe to believe – as Forbes does – that Samsung would intend for the device such as this becoming a “productivity workhorse.” Yes, you might pack a full-screen app on one 7-inch display as well as a nice, large on-screen keyboard on the other instrument. While that might create it slightly better for pounding out a three or four-page document than the usual standard tablet, it’s still not only a design that corporate types are likely to really rely on when they should get things done.
Until flexible displays are prepared for people, a clamshell tablet offers a good mix of portability and display size. If Samsung may get the software experience right, there’s pointless a Galaxy Tab with dual screens couldn’t be successful – as long as the price is appropriate, obviously.