Samsung Galaxy Z Roll — Samsung’s first rollable phone


It’s possible that Samsung may release a second foldable phone this year.

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Samsung is said to be working on a rollable phone that will join the Galaxy Z Fold and Galaxy Z Flip later this year. Rumors are rife that a new foldable phone will be unveiled with the improvements to the Fold and Flip during Samsung’s next major product launch, which is expected to take place in February.

For now, the Galaxy Z Roll debut is many months away, so additional reports regarding this new smartphone are certain to surface. Since there’s not a lot of information available at the moment, it would be nice to have some more concrete information.


To be sure, foldable displays are a significant element in the Samsung plan, since the company made it clear more than a year ago that it was interested in rollable screens. In the second half of 2022, the business is expected to release the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and the Galaxy Z Flip 4 updates. That much attention on foldables means that rumours of a Galaxy Z Roll should be taken more seriously, even if it’s simply gossip at the moment.

An in-depth analysis of our information on the Galaxy Z Roll and our thoughts on whether or not it will be one of the greatest foldable phones to date is presented here.

Rumors on the debut of the Samsung Galaxy Z Roll

If Samsung introduces another foldable phone this year, it would most likely join the company’s existing line of foldables. Samsung’s current foldable phones include the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3, and new versions are due in the second half of the year.


In light of Samsung’s history of having Unpacked events, we may conclude that a foldable-focused announcement will take place in August. The newest Fold and Flip models were released in 2021 at this time. Additionally, it provides Samsung the opportunity to release its new products in time for the Christmas shopping season.

An Ice Universe tweet from March suggested that a third Samsung foldable will be released in the second half of the year, with the code name “Diamond.” What do you think? (It’s also been connected to next year’s Galaxy S23, so who knows?) Two of these code names correlate to the Galaxy Z Fold and Galaxy Z Flip, according to a report from Galaxy Club. Although nothing is set in stone, the Galaxy Z Roll is the most likely third model.

The speculated codename for the Samsung Galaxy S10 is “Z Roll”

In order to keep up with what everyone else on the internet is calling Samsung’s reported phone, we’ve started referring to it as the Galaxy Z Roll. This does not imply, however, that it will be the product’s official name – there is no concrete rumour as to what name Samsung has chosen, assuming it has done so at all.

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Another option is to call the new phone the Galaxy Z Scan, which appropriately reflects how the screen on the smartphone will grow.. (I’ll get into it in a second.) Alternatively, Samsung may change its name to something else. In light of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, it’s possible that Samsung may eliminate the Z from the titles of its foldable phones, including the Fold and Flip. Samsung is selling the Galaxy Z Fold in Eastern Europe with the Z obviously removed from the box.

Pricing for the Samsung Galaxy Z Roll is a matter of some debate

Even though we don’t know the future phone’s actual name, it’s reasonable to assume that we don’t know how much Samsung plans to charge for it too. We’d be prepared to pay a premium for this phone, given Samsung’s foldables have always been expensive.

At $999, Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip 3 is the cheapest foldable phone on the market. The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold costs $1,799. Reports indicate Samsung wants its foldables, notably Fold, to be more affordable. But how this would affect the first release of the Galaxy Z Roll is unknown, especially if the phone is seen as a higher-end version of Samsung’s foldables.


The alleged design of Samsung’s Galaxy Z Roll

When it comes to the Galaxy Z Roll, we’ve gotten a good understanding of its design thanks to patents and a few rumours. In order to display a bigger internal screen, both the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the Galaxy Z Flip 3 fold up. Samsung’s Galaxy Z Roll would feature a rollable display to provide more room for content. According to the earliest speculations, this gadget will include a touchscreen.

If you’ve heard of the LG Rollable, you’re on the right track. With the click of a button, the gadget might transform from a phone to a tablet. CES 2021 will include a live demonstration from LG. However, LG’s rollable phone also went out of business with the company’s retirement from the phone market.

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When it comes to the foldable smartphone market, Samsung is expected to be more resilient than its competitors. However, it remains to be seen whether or not the Galaxy Z Roll will extend from the top or the sides.


The World Intellectual Property Organization’s recent filings may give some insight. Using this programme, I was able to see two possible designs: one with the rollable screen coming from the phone’s side, and one with the top of the display rolling out vertically. It’s plausible that Samsung envisions augmented reality as a viable use case for this gadget based on the description of the screen as opaque.

Although it might represent a gadget altogether different from what Samsung is planning to release later this year, that’s just an application. It does, however, demonstrate that Samsung has given careful consideration to the potential uses of a rollable phone.

Concept artists have stepped in to imagine what a rollable/scrollable Galaxy gadget may look like in the absence of more concrete data regarding the Galaxy Z Roll. Jermaine Smit, a Dutch 3D artist, came up with one of our favourite concepts for a rollable phone with a S Pen. To make this design more believable, Samsung has incorporated an s-pen with the Galaxy S22 Ultra and added stylus compatibility to the Galaxy Z Fold 3.


Reported Samsung Galaxy Z Roll features

At this moment, leaks about the Galaxy Z Roll’s specifications are few and few between. Initial designs for a rollable phone included a regular 6-inch screen that could grow to 8 inches. This would be larger than the 7.6-inch display of the Galaxy Z Fold 3.

We have to make some educated guesses about other specifications. We’d expect Samsung’s other foldables to use the greatest silicon available, so we’d expect the same for the Galaxy Z Roll. If the phone is released this year, it would indicate that it would be powered by a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, exactly like the upgraded Fold and Flip smartphones.

Taking a different approach with its two foldable phones means that Samsung’s cameras are a little tougher to nail down. The Galaxy Z Fold 3 has four back cameras, a front-facing camera, and an under-display camera when the phone is unfolded. The Galaxy Z Flip 3 sports two cameras on the back and a selfie camera on the inside. With the aid of the external display, you can also take selfies with the help of the outside cameras. Speculation at this stage suggests that the Galaxy Z Roll would be able to strike a balance between its two cameras.


This is what we hope to see from the Samsung Galaxy Z Roll:

We need more information to get a better image of the Galaxy Z Roll, obviously. Although we haven’t seen this new foldable tablet yet, there are a few things we’re hoping will be included based on our previous experience with Samsung’s other folding devices.

Bigger displays take more power, which has been a problem for both the Galaxy Z Fold and Galaxy Z Flip in terms of battery life. In our battery test, the Flip’s battery life is over four hours less than the typical smartphone’s. An is almost enough to deter consumers from using this otherwise revolutionary flip phone.

As a result, Samsung doesn’t have a lot of room to accommodate a larger battery. It’s possible that the Galaxy Z Roll’s more traditional form factor may help, but if Samsung wants consumers to be as enthused about foldables as the company is, it will have to do something about it.


While the Galaxy Z Roll’s camera configuration is still under wraps, it’s evident that Samsung believes that under-display cameras are the way of the future, particularly for edge-to-edge screens. So long as this is the case, we can only hope that Samsung will find a method to make the images generated by the Galaxy Z Fold 3’s camera even crisper.

With foldables, Samsung has thus far had a history of launching one model, working on improvements, and then releasing an improved model a year or two after the first release.

The Galaxy Z Roll may not have that much room for mistake. In the event that Samsung releases a foldable phone later this year or at some point in the future, we hope it doesn’t have the same mechanical concerns as the Galaxy Z Fold.


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