Foldable screens are going to be the next big thing in the tech space starting with foldable smartphones that can be turned into tablets.
Companies like Microsoft, Apple, Huawei, Xiaomi are already working on foldable handsets whereas Samsung is expected to unveil their foldable smartphone — the Galaxy X or F, as rumored — anytime next year.
But Samsung just confirmed that it’s making a foldable laptop too with flexible displays.
Samsung PC division’s VP for marketing, Lee Min-Cheol said: “Like foldable smartphones, Samsung is collaborating with display makers to develop laptops with foldable displays that will not just simply fold in and out but create new value and user experience, amid the changing market trends for laptops.”
He also confirmed that Samsung is already working with third-party panel makers (most likely LG) to develop large AMOLED displays for these laptops.
Min-Cheol further added that the company is also working with these manufacturers to produce flexible AMOLED panels for their upcoming foldable mobile phones.
Meanwhile, other companies like Lenovo is also rumored to be making a foldable laptop and Microsoft, on the other hand, keeps on dropping hints that a foldable Surface device is on its way.
Currently, we don’t have any other details on the foldable laptop, but we might get a chance to hear more at Samsung Developer Conference in San Francisco, which starts on November 7th.