September 23, 2023

Samsung Show’s Flex Hybrid is a brand new prototype system with a show that’s each foldable and slidable. The left facet of the idea “sensible cell system” could be unfolded to disclose the show, whereas the suitable facet can then slide outwards for much more display real-estate. It’s being proven off at CES 2023 alongside a brand new 17-inch slidable show, in addition to automotive panels designed for self-driving automobiles.

Though there’s no element on specs like decision or peak brightness, Samsung Show says the Flex Hybrid can develop from a ten.5-inch 4:3 show to a 12.4-inch display with a 16:10 side ratio. It’s not exhausting to think about the show ultimately being utilized in a foldable smartphone, permitting the system to be unfolded for a small tablet-style expertise after which un-slid while you wish to take pleasure in a movie or sport on a bigger display.

Samsung Display Flex Hybrid.

The Flex Hybrid, virtually totally prolonged.
Picture: Samsung Show

The prototype builds upon idea units that Samsung Show has been displaying off for years (to not point out the foldable telephones that Samsung Electronics has really launched to the general public). Final 12 months we noticed Samsung showcase quite a lot of foldable and slidable ideas on the Show Week expo in Might, although none mixed foldable and slidable screens in the identical system fairly like this. It’s additionally price noting that Samsung is but to launch any of those extra superior shows in a consumer-ready product, which implies it is perhaps some time till we see its Flex Hybrid idea attain the lots (if ever).

Samsung Display’s Slidable Flex Duet.

Samsung Show’s Slidable Flex Duet expands from either side.
Picture: Samsung Show

Samsung Show additionally has a pair of bigger 17-inch slidable prototypes which can be meant for future laptops. CES would be the first time the idea is being proven off publicly, after debuting throughout Intel’s Innovation keynote in September. The Flex Slidable Solo can develop in a single course, whereas the Flex Slidable Duet can develop two-ways, going from between 13 and 14 inches to 17.3 inches complete.

Lastly, Samsung additionally has a brand new collection of shows it’s displaying off for self-driving automobiles that mix 34-inch and 15.6-inch panels. Once more, there’s no phrase on if or when these shows might seem in a consumer-ready product, however Samsung Show desires the world’s self-driving automobile startups to comprehend it has the gear prepared for when their autos hit the highway.