Galaxy X’s rumored foldable display appears before official release

Chris Scott Barr - May 23, 2016, 10:55am CDT
Galaxy X’s rumored foldable display appears before official release

We’ve heard rumors for years that we’ll be getting flexible displays that you can roll or fold up. We’ll see a demo, and then we don’t hear anything about it for months. Well, the more things change, the more they stay the same. We’ve most recently heard that the Samsung Galaxy X will be treated to a display that you will be able to fold up and stick in your pocket. And this week, Samsung will be showing off a screen that can do exactly that.

We’ve slowly been reaching a point where displays are no longer a simple flat surface that you stare at. TVs and monitors are getting a slight curve to them, and even smartphones have taken advantage of flexible OLED panels. Samsung’s Galaxy S7 edge, for instance, has a display that wraps around the edges.

The recent rumors have indicated that the Galaxy X will have a 4K display that will fold up, similar to a wallet. However, at SID 2016, the annual display trade show, we’ll have a peek at the design that would most likely be used. Unfortunately, the model they’re announcing is not 4K.

AMOLED-roll

The new display that Samsung is preparing to show off is a 5.7 AMOLED screen, with a resolution of 2560 x 1440. While it’s not 4K, it’s still a very high resolution, especially for such a small screen. The display is a super thin 0.3mm thick, weighs 5 grams, and has a radius curvature of 10. This means that the display can be rolled up into a circle with a radius of a mere 10mm.

Samsung will also be showcasing other AMOLED displays, targeting laptops. These 13.3-inch and 14-inch displays won’t be flexible, but they will be extra thin, which will reduce both the size and weight of future laptops.

VIA: KoreaHerald


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