The Samsung Galaxy S23, S23+ and S23 Ultra have been on the market since February 1st. Actually, another model would be in the starting blocks at the moment: The Galaxy S23 Fan Edition. According to the last rumor from mid-February, Samsung plans to launch in Q3. Now, unfortunately, completely different news has appeared. Supposedly, like last year, no Samsung Galaxy S23 FE will come onto the market in 2023 either. This means that the Galaxy S21 FE remains the last Fan Edition so far. On the one hand, this is pretty sad news for Samsung fans. On the flip side, the same source brings up two pretty exciting alternatives instead: the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold S and the Galaxy Z Fold Tab.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold S and Z Fold Tab are “tri-fold” devices, which are rumored to “might finally ship this year”. And as nice as a Samsung Galaxy S23 FE would be – there are various alternatives even among Samsung smartphones. This includes the brand new Galaxy A54, which Samsung has just introduced.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold S and Galaxy Z Fold Tab
A Galaxy Z Fold S or Z Fold Tab, as the devices were called in previous reports, would be unrivaled at the moment. Both foldables are based on a three-part folding display with two hinges. Samsung Display had already presented corresponding concepts at the CES in January.
There are currently no further details on the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold S and Z Fold Tab. It has been a while since the world of mobile devices has seen a completely new form factor. The technical challenges certainly don’t get any smaller with two folding points. That such concepts are market-ready is proven by the fact that Samsung’s current foldables, the Galaxy Z Flip4 and Galaxy Z Fold4, are already in their third or fourth generation.
Accordingly, only a second hinge and a more complex display with a new form factor need to be integrated. At least that would exploit the full potential of the current flagship chipsets. Our Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra long-term review has only just shown that the requirements are increasing. In the review, the older S22 Ultra overtook the Galaxy Z Fold4 in graphics tests, which simply had to process twice as much display area.