(Pocket-lint) – Samsung Display has shown a few tech concepts that give an idea of what the future of smartphones could look like.
Revealed as part of its presence at Display Week 2021 – a virtual conference for screen manufacturers and the like – the prototype designs focus on different tech ideas.
Perhaps the most interesting is the bi-folding smartphone. The display arm of Samsung has developed what it calls the S-Foldable OLED panel. It goes further than the current display used on the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 (and Z Fold 3 when it arrives).
That’s because, where the Z Fold screen bends in half, the S-Foldable display has two bends that can either fold in- or outwards. This can enable a relatively compact smartphone body that can then transorm into a tablet device with up to a 7.2-inch screen.
A slideable OLED display was also unveiled during the event. It enables the display to open up a side-screen without needing a folding mechanism.
Samsung Display won’t stop at folding screens for smartphones. It also demonstrated a tablet that used a 17-inch foldable display.
And finally, there was more on an under pixel camera – which can be used for both laptops and smartphones.
Writing by Rik Henderson.