Recently, we learned that Samsung trademarked the name “Z Roll”, hinting that the company was working towards a device with an extendable display. Samsung has more recently trademarked the name “Z Slide” with the European Intellectual Property Office, indicating yet another entry into Samsung’s “Z” lineup of devices. The trademark is listed under Class 9, indicating a smartphone, mobile, telecommunication apparatus, or tablet computer.
There’s no telling what the ‘Z Slide’ would look like. LetsGoDigital provided the following mockup render and speculates that the Z Slide may be a smartphone with an extendable display that grows vertically, meanwhile, the Z Roll expands horizontally to transform to a larger, tablet-size display. You could also think of it as a rollable version of a Z Flip while the previously reported “Z Roll” is a rollable version of the Z Fold”.
Mockup render of “Galaxy Z Slide” by LetsGoDigital
Earlier this week, Samsung Display showcased some of the displays it was working on, including the S-foldable device, whose display is divided into three sections and folds at two points. It’s not believed that this device will be a part of Samsung’s Galaxy Z series of devices as per LetsGoDigital. This device is reported to be marketed as the Galaxy Z Fold S.
Samsung S-foldable display in its unfolded and folded state
This August, Samsung is expected to announce the Galaxy Z Fold3 and Z Flip2 (or Flip3) but these other extendable display devices aren’t expected to hit the market until 2022.