Samsung Display already showcased a prototype of a dual display foldable laptop, which may soon be hitting the market. The company apparently working on the development of dual display foldable laptop product, which could have ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo-like design, reveals a design patent.
Discovered by 91mobiles, Samsung filed a patent application for the dual display foldable laptop in 2020 at the United States Design Patent, which was published on the database yesterday.
The design patent showcases images of a laptop-like product that has a large foldable display that can fold from the middle to create the main screen and a secondary screen.
Similar to regular laptops, the patented device has keyboard area, which could be virtual, instead of physical buttons or with less key travel, however, the next vacant area might be available to use like a touchpad.
Since the design of the patent laptop looks completely inspired by ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo, Samsung will make it more advanced with its premium AMOLED display and innovative tech.
The current Galaxy Book products run Windows operating system and flagship processors for a great performance during tasks. However, Samsung’s yet to reveal any kind of information about its dual-display foldable laptop.
Samsung’s new Chromebook to have a dedicated AI key
Samsung is reportedly working on a new Chromebook that will feature a special key for accessing AI features. The device, codenamed Xol, is expected to be powered by Intel’s Raptor Lake processors and have a traditional clamshell design.
According to the Chrome Unboxed, Xol will be the first Chromebook besides Google’s Pixelbook series to have an Assistant key. This suggests that Google is enhancing its AI capabilities on ChromeOS, especially with Gemini.
However, Xol is not likely to be a Google product, as Samsung developers have contributed most of the code changes for it. Xol will probably be a Samsung Chromebook, similar to the Galaxy Chromebook Go from 2021, and expected to launch this year.
The Assistant key on Xol could also be a Gemini key, as Google has been testing Gemini on some Chromebook Plus devices. Samsung and Google may be working together to bring Gemini to more ChromeOS devices, starting with Xol.
Immersive Team develops Samsung XR to beat Apple, Meta: Report
Samsung is reportedly boosting its efforts to develop extended reality (XR) headsets. The company’s Mobile Experience (MX) division has formed a ‘secret organization’ called the ‘immersive team’ to speed up the development of XR devices, which has grown from a few to about 100 people.
The Korean tech giant is also collaborating with Google and Qualcomm to create innovative devices. Samsung’s MX Division Head (President) Noh Tae-moon said, “We will change the future of mobile by jointly building the next-generation XR experience.”
Samsung aims to launch its XR headset within this year, as it faces powerful competition from other tech giants such as Apple and Meta. Apple’s Vision Pro is seen as a game-changer in the XR market as it sold 200,000 units in less than a month, while Meta’s Quest 3 is the most popular device in terms of price and technology.
The IDC report has revealed that the Quest 3 shipments are estimated to be between 2 million and 2.7 million units in the fourth quarter of last year. Despite the high price, the industry consensus is that attitudes on the Vision Pro XR headset are changing.
The global XR headset market is expected to grow by 47% this year, reaching 11 million units, according to IDC. Along with Samsung, Sony is also preparing to launch its XR headset ‘Head Mount’ in the second half of the year.
Forbes honors Samsung’s OLED TV as the ‘Best TV’
For superb quality and performance, Samsung’s OLED TV ‘S95C’ has been chosen as the ‘Best TV’. The S95C has self-emitting pixels that create more vibrant colors. It also has QD-OLED technology, which makes OLED panels brighter than regular OLED and shows vivid images.
Forbes has also picked Samsung’s QLED 8K TV ‘QN900C’ as the ‘Best 8K TV’ for its stunning resolution and immersive experience. It also has an upscaling algorithm that improves the quality of lower-resolution content to near-8K level.
The QN900C is the ultimate TV for those who want to enjoy the best cinematic experience at home. Forbes said, “With this product, you can vividly see Mother Nature from the movie ‘The Lord of the Rings.’