Samsung today unveiled new types of foldable and rolling OLED screens that have various technologies expected to shape the future of smartphones and tablets, in addition to unveiling the first screen that supports the presence of the camera behind it.
The Korean company’s announcement of the screens came within the exhibition Display Week 2021 that it organized, and it witnessed the presence of folding and rolling screens.
S-Foldable OLED Screen
This screen provides dual screen folding technology, allowing the phone to be folded in or out and even folded twice to reduce its size, thus allowing users to choose the appropriate size for each task when needed.
The screen will provide a size of up to 7.2 inches when opened completely, and we will often see it with one of the Samsung phones coming in the second half of the year.
Slidable OLED screen
This screen differs in its manufacture from the previous screen as it is able to rotate and not the usual folding, so when needed the user can drag the side and increase the size of the screen as desired, or the side that has been enlarged can be customized to display other icons or open different applications.
This screen does not require the user to fold the phone and we have already seen LG reveal a similar screen before leaving the market.
Samsung 17 screen
As it appears from its name, it comes with a 17-inch screen, which is intended for tablets, as it can be used as a traditional tablet or opened up to 17 inches and becomes more like a complete laptop with touch technology.
The screen will provide 4: 3 dimensions, and it will be suitable for content creators, writing or even watching videos and movies in high clarity and ease.
Samsung UPC screen
The name UPC is short for Under Panel Camera, and its mission is apparent as is evident from its direct name.
These screens allow the front camera to be placed underneath, thus obtaining a full screen and a front camera that is not visible at the same time.
And it seems that Samsung wants to introduce this technology with laptops before phones and tablets, and the reason may be due to the lack of need for high-quality images compared to smartphones when taking selfies, which means testing and developing them to the maximum before putting them on smart devices.
The new screens with Samsung foldable devices are expected this year, such as the Galaxy Z Fold 3, or next year.