Microsoft may have given abreast of the thought of foldable Windows PCs, whether single or dual screens, but other OEMs have haunted the slack. Although ASUS’ Project Precog dual-screen device is simply an idea prototype, Lenovo did launch the ThinkPad X1 Fold and its foldable screen within the market last year. Now it seems that Samsung might be following suit to prove its expertise altogether, things foldable with a Galaxy Book Fold 17, which may be coming soon.
Everyone wants bigger or extra screens, even those with already big monitors on laptops and desktops. On the flip side, some people prefer more portable devices, but the balance between these two aspects has always been difficult to tug off with conventional devices. Foldable devices attempt to offer a special solution, though not without their compromises.
Ever the dreamer, Samsung‘s display-making arm teased a number of the innovations it’s been performing on back in May. To some extent, many of those have already come to pass, with foldable screens and under-screen cameras present within the Galaxy Z Fold 3. But, of course, that’s still phone or tablet-sized and much from the vision that Samsung has in its mind.
Ice universe only recently dropped the name “Galaxy Book Fold 17” and left the web wondering what it could mean. Ben Geskin then reminded the online about Samsung’s 17-inch foldable laptop from the video above, trying to attach the dots between the 2.
— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) August 31, 2021
For tech enthusiasts, it might be another exciting demonstration of the longer term of computing. Those that have experienced the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold first-hand, however, could be more cautiously optimistic instead. That said, no sources have hinted at a date for this Galaxy Book Fold 17, but it’d not be that far away, perhaps counting on how Windows 11 seems to be more fitted to such a form factor.