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Samsung to develop a ROLLABLE camera phone?!

Samsung Galaxy Z Roll
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We've seen folding camera phones, handsets with pop-up cameras and selfie cameras that hide underneath the screen. However, could this upcoming Samsung phone (opens in new tab) be the most futuristic camera phone design yet? In the run-up to the Display Week 2021 conference, Samsung Display has showed off its new generation of OLED displays, including a brand new Rollable device (plus the new Samsung Galaxy S Foldable (opens in new tab) too). 

LetsGoDigital recently reported (opens in new tab) that this new rollable phone will be called the Samsung Galaxy Z Roll, thanks to a trademark application that Samsung Electronics made at the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). 

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While there isn't a huge amount of concrete information available on the Samsung Galaxy Z Roll, it does seem that this new piece of tech will be a regular-sized camera phone in its most compact form. However, if the user wants a little more display space, they will be able to pull the screen out to the right to enlarge it by around 30%. 

It's unclear when exactly Samsung will announce the Samsung Galaxy Z Roll, which would serve as its first foray into retractable screen technology. However, the August 2021 Galaxy Unpacked event is set to include the new Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3, so it's not without question that we could get a little more information on the Galaxy Z Roll. However, LetsGoDigital advises that it's unlikely we'll see the Galaxy Z Roll appear before 2022. 

In the meantime, there are plenty of Samsung Galaxy camera phones due on the horizon, so there's lots of exciting tech to look forward to before the Galazy Z Roll arrives.

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