Samsung Display will hold an invitational exhibition on the theme of “Disruptive Tech Journey Unlocks Sustainable Futures” at CES from January 4th to 7th. The company will bring innovative OLED products in various sizes, covering small, medium, and large sizes.
Among these innovations, Samsung will showcase a display called “Flex Hybrid” that will combine foldable and slidable features. According to the South Korean company, it is a prototype for future laptops. At the same time, the company showed official renders.
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The Flex Hybrid has a foldable design on the left and a slideable design on the right. Users can watch movies and videos on the 10.5-inch display with a 4:3 aspect ratio or on a larger 12.4-inch screen with a 16:10 aspect ratio.
Samsung Display did not disclose when we can expect Flex Hybrid in commercial products. But we should recall that TCL showed off something similar last year. Its concept product combined a foldable and rollable display, but we haven’t seen any actual devices with such screens yet. So there is every reason to think that the first terminals with this technology are far from launch.
While these concept products are very interesting, their commercial viability is another matter. Manufacturing products at scale using these unique displays can be a challenge for a variety of reasons. So before making loud announcements, any company, including Samsung, should take into consideration how they will produce them.
Meanwhile, Samsung Display will also show off a 17-inch slideable display at CES in 2023. The company previously previewed the screen at Intel Innovation 2022, but this will be its first public appearance. The monitor comes in two designs. One of them is called the Flex Slidable Solo and expands in one direction, while the other is called the Flex Slidable Duet and expands in two directions. The monitor measures 13-14 inches when folded, making it highly portable.