Samsung used its first come advantage in foldables to establish a lead in the emerging category. Last winter he confirmed its commitment to folding devices by promising new launches that would make premium technology more accessible. Today we get a look at the foldable futures it has in store, including larger flexible screens for phones and tablets. He showcased the prototypes at Display Week 2021, according to SamMobile.
Among the concepts was a double-folding OLED panel (pictured above) that can be used as a smartphone. When unfolded, the screen has a maximum size of 7.2 inches, which places it between the main screen of the Galaxy z flip (6.7 inches) and the Galaxy fold 2 (7.6 inch).
Ditching the folds, Samsung also introduced a sliding OLED display that extends horizontally. A sign of innovation in space, we’ve seen similar devices with sliding and roll-up screens teased by TCL and LG (before that abandoned its mobile phone business).
Indicating that we may get a foldable Galaxy tablet soon, Samsung unveiled a 17-inch foldable panel at the event. With an aspect ratio of 4: 3 when unfolded, the screen is larger than the 13.3-inch screen on Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold Foldable PC.
Finally, Samsung also offered a preview of its Under-Panel Camera Display (UPC) inside a concept laptop, which would allow edge-to-edge panels. The company before teased technology on Chinese social media, promising that UPCs would lead to thinner, lighter laptops with smaller bezels. Again, the under screen camera technology is already available in nature on ZTE Axon 20 5G phone and is supposed to come to Xiaomi handsets this year. With the rest of the industry piling up on foldables, including (if you believe the long-standing rumors) Apple, Samsung shows no signs of slowing down.
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