Samsung teases rollable and slidable display future. Aside from the foldable bar and foldable square designs you’re all familiar with, Samsung teases new rollable and slidable flex devices on its newly launched site. This is a strong hint that we might see some new form factors pretty soon. Exactly one year ago, Samsung’s Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong was spotted with an unreleased phone with an unusual form factor – too thin to be a foldable device, suggesting a slide phone, similar to the Oppo X. This device was supposed to officially launch in H1 2021 but the year came and went with no Samsung rollable (or slidable) to be seen.
Foldable display phones have progressed from a whimsical notion to legitimate handsets that compete with traditional flagship models, even challenging their price. Samsung is on the cutting edge of this technology, as evidenced by phones like the Galaxy Fold and Galaxy Flip. The Korean manufacturer now wants to emphasise the importance of flexible display technology in modern smartphones. Samsung has unveiled a microsite dedicated to its flexible displays, which contains a few surprises.
Samsung teases rollable and slidable display future. Other manufacturers are also experimenting with such designs. Last month, a patent application revealed that Apple is considering a rollable iPhone, while Google plans to take on the Oppo X with a rollable display phone too.