Among the more foldable and slidable concepts that display makers are exploring, designs range from foldable screens with dual hinges to roll-to-roll displays. For users, the width of the screen can also be freely adjusted according to different contents.
Some of these concepts we’ve already seen demoed at Display Week 2022 in San Jose, California, like Samsung’s Flex G, Flex S, and different foldable forms like Flex In and Flex Out.
Then there’s the concept of Flex Slide and Flex Roll, which support sliding the screen from one or both sides and are designed to make large displays more portable.
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Samsung said it plans to sample a 12.4-inch swivel display later this year, and believes the foldable screen could have a place in areas such as gaming and cars.
At the same time, the company is developing so-called “foldable”YOU AREGaming screens”, allowing players to connect gamepads via the side of the screen, and creating a so-called in-car “digital cockpit” experience.
LG, on the other hand, has a different take on the swipeable concept — such as the ability for the device to be taller to accommodate more vertical content.
The company also showed off a 17-inch foldable OLED display, which it is said to carry in the coming months.ASUSNew Zenbook laptop debuts, plus one that allows tweakssurfaceCurvature display.
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Finally, the two companies are still trying to solve some of the flaws of the folding screen device, such as the creases are too obvious, the brightness is difficult to improve further, and even consider using new materials to give it a glass-like feel.
As for durability, LG claims that its foldable panels already have the same capabilities as Samsung’s — meaning it takes 200,000 folds before obvious flaws appear.