Samsung yesterday showcased numerous types of flexible mobile OLED displays at the ongoing Display Week 2022 event in San Jose, California. Among them was a vertical rollable panel that extends upwards. Ross Young, CEO of Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC), has now given us a closer look at the new OLED display.
As you can see in the attached image below, Samsung’s new vertical rollable is a compact mobile device when rolled in. But you can stretch it upwards to reveal additional screen space, fitting a lot more content on the screen. It can be useful for reading lengthy documents, scrolling through social media apps, or browsing the web.
Not much is known about the technical aspects of this display. But the Korean behemoth’s display manufacturing arm Samsung Display, as well as several other display brands, has been working on rollable mobile screens for some time now. The company now demoing a prototype at the Display Week 2022 event could be a sign of a nearing commercial availability.
Samsung also showcased a dual-foldable display
Along with this unique vertical rollable, Samsung also showcased a horizontally rollable OLED panel at the ongoing display event in San Jose. It can go from 8.1-inch in its compact form to 12.4-inch when fully stretched out. You can pull out the additional screen space from both ends of the device. This display is ideal for content consumption where the bigger the screen is, the better the experience.
On top of this, the Korean behemoth brought a couple of foldable panels as well to Display Week 2022. Its new Flex G OLED is a multi-folding display that can fold inwards at two different positions. This will allow manufacturers to fit a huge display on a compact mobile device. When closed, it takes the shape of a regular smartphone and can fit inside your pocket. But when needed, it can be unfolded into a tablet.
The other foldable is called the Flex S OLED and it can fold both inwards and outwards. This dual-foldable display also opens up various possibilities. Folding inwards would let you use it in Flex mode for multitasking. But if you fold it outwards and keep it on the table, two people can simultaneously operate either half of the display.
The Display Week 2022 also saw Samsung unveil the world’s first 240Hz OLED display for laptops. It showcased advanced OLED screens for connected cars and TVs as well. You can check out them all in the video below.