Samsung will not be limited to foldable smartphones. Determined to compete with companies like Oppo or LG, the Seoul-based giant admits to developing smartphones covered with a down-and-down screen or a sliding screen. These new form factors are currently being developed in Samsung Display laboratories.
In past few years, Samsung has quickly established itself as the undisputed leader in foldable smartphones. Well ahead of its rivals, the South Korean manufacturer has already marketed several phones with folding screen, including the Galaxy Z Fold 2 or the Galaxy Z Flip.
Unsurprisingly, Samsung will not be limited to foldable smartphones. On the sidelines of Samsung’s quarterly results conference, Choi Kwon-youn, the group’s vice president, confirmed the arrival of smartphones built around screens that wrap or slide, reports The Elec.
SAMSUNG DEVELOPS UP-AND-COMING SCREENS AND SLIDING SCREENS
“Samsung Display will first adopt new technologies to expand its portfolio,” says Choi Kwon-youn. Screens capable of winding or sliding are clearly being developed in Samsung Display’s laboratories. This is not a surprise. Several patents filed by Samsung in recent years demonstrate the manufacturer’s interest in original designs. In 2018, the firm filed a patent showing a sliding smartphone. A few weeks ago, Samsung even showed off a prototype of a wrap-up screen at a secret meeting.
Several major companies in the sector have already introduced smartphones with a hard-to-go screen. At the end of 2020, Oppo unveiled the Oppo X 2021 with a wrap-up screen, which allows it to present itself in the form of a conventional phone or in the form of a small tablet. More recently, LG has revealed a working prototype called LG Rollable and aims to commercialize it by the end of the year.