If Samsung's latest patent is to be believed, the Galaxy X foldable phone could come with some sort of pressure-sensitive technology that's very similar to Apple's 3D Touch. This new patents comes a week after another documentation leaked images showing how the phone could easily transform to a tablet.
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The Galaxy Tab S6 is Samsung's top of the line Android tablet, bringing together a 10.5-inch Super AMOLED 4K display, a rechargeable S-Pen, up to 1TB expandable storage, and up to 15 hours of battery life during video playback. Furthermore, the Tab S6 has the option to add a keyboard accessory, turning it into a DeX-powered 2-in-1 that you can hammer out emails or work reports, or sit back and watch your favorite YouTube channel. Samsung's DeX platform turns the typical Android experience and interface into a laptop-like experience, complete with windows you can move around and resize. You can even connect the tablet to an external monitor and use DeX.
The tablet market has been in an apparent free fall in recent years, but according to the latest calculation by research firm IDC, we could be in for a rebound come 2018. The tablet market in totality has peaked and will continue to decline in 2016 and 2017, IDC said, however growth is expected in 2018 and beyond due to rising sales of 2-in-1 devices, or tablets with detachable keyboards. Right now the detachable category accounts for 16 percent of the market, but IDC expects it to reach 31 percent in 2020. Many of IDC's recent predictions for the tablet market have said detachables will represent a growing portion of total tablet shipments. Apple, Google and Microsoft have already introduced detachable tablets to compete with PC makers such as Dell and HP.