In addition to unveiling new TVs, a compact projector and other innovative products at CES 2022, Samsung has also shed light on its plans for foldable devices, as it is arguably the market leader in the segment right now. That’s why the company has presented new foldable screen types that may make their way into future foldable phones. Here’s a look.
Samsung shows four types of foldable screens
Starting with the S and G folds, these display types include three fold. While the former will fold in a fashion to form an S, the latter will fold inward. The G Fold screen folds so close that it won’t scratch the screen when it’s folded. Both offer users a much larger screen area once unfolded, making multitasking a breeze and viewing content a joy.
Samsung also showed the Flex Note display, which isn’t for the Galaxy Note phone if you’re wondering because of the name! This one foldable screen is intended for laptops, and so there may be a foldable laptop in the pipeline. This form factor would turn the lower part of the laptop into a touchscreen for numerous functionalities. It can be turned into a controller for gaming, a virtual keyboard, a media controller for editing and more.
And when Samsung’s foldable laptop is converted into a flat display, it can be quite an experience to watch you favorite Netflix movies and TV series!
The Flex Slidable is a prototype for a sliding/folding smartphone, which is not really a new concept as it is patented by Oppo and exhibited by TCL also in the past. The device, when it sees the light of day, will have a large screen when the folded part of the screen slides out. The sliding part of the view can allow different app shortcuts, which will make multitasking easy again.
One thing to note is that these are just types of concept displays and we are not sure if they will be included in future Samsung foldable devices. Though there are chances that the new foldables will be launched soon. Either way, we’ll keep you posted!
In the meantime, don’t forget to tell us which type of foldable display you like best and want to see turned into a real product in the comments below.