Word around the block is that Samsung is now working on foldable tablet devices of some sorts, with planned launch dates of early 2015. And some patent details now shed some light on the matter.
The US Patent and Trademark Office has just granted the Korean company a new patent that has all the makings of an interesting little piece of hardware — a notebook and tablet hybrid that shares an awful lot of similarity with the Transformer Pad line from ASUS.
Many forecast that 2-in-1 devices are to be the future of mobile computing.
And although the filing does not go into too many details on whether this is, actually, a Windows powered device, it does mention something about a “notebook computer”, which is a solid enough indication that this could be a hybrid device powered by Windows 8.1.
Judging by just how popular the Transformer Pad line up is, it only makes sense for Samsung to dive into this market and launch a few models.
Although these are all rumors for now, don’t be surprised if this thin and light device turns out to be a hybrid powered by Intel Broadwell processors.
But for now, all this is pure speculation, and nothing else.