Samsung’s displays were folded in nearly every possible way at CES last year, but this year it is combining that with another trick: sliding.
The Flex Hybrid OLED mobile screen, which will make its debut at CES 2023, can change both the size and aspect ratio by folding from one side and sliding out from the other.
It can fold out to a 10.5-inch 4:3 display suitable for productivity, starting at a width of around 4.2 inches. After that, you can slide the right side out to create a display of 12.4 inches with a 16:10 aspect ratio. Given the potential for excellent image quality provided by OLED display technology, this would make it ideal for content creation or entertainment.
Based on the additional thickness on that side of the display, the extra two inches of the screen appear to roll out from under the right side of the device when it is slid out.
Thanks to the combined technology, a 12.4-inch, 16:10 OLED tablet could be effectively carried in a jacket pocket, making it ideal for on-the-go work or entertainment. It ought to be noticed that Xiaomi disclosed a collapsing, rollable screen back in 2021, however, seems to have never shown a functioning model.
At CES 2023, two additional Samsung displays will make their public debut. By sliding open from one side, the Flex Slidable Solo can go from having an OLED panel that is 14 inches wide to one that is 17.3 inches wide.
At last, the Flex Slidable Duet OLED performs the same conversion by extending from two sides. The Intel Innovation 2022 event in September featured both panels, but they have not yet been shown to the public.