After LG presented its 360-degree folding screen concept, Samsung Display also showed a similar prototype. This is Flex In & Out, a solution that can be used in future cell phones of the brand.
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In addition to offering the possibility of rotating 360 degrees, the hinge also makes the crease in the display more discreet. Through a “drop-shaped” construction, the display doesn’t have to flex as tightly — which also ensures less stress on the panel structure.
In this way, the Korean company seeks to get closer to competitors that already offer less visible creases. This is the case with the OPPO Find N2 or the Motorola Razr 2022, which also use the same drop format.
The technology still allows the smartphone to be closed completely – that is, without any opening between two portions of the screen while it is in compact mode.
Other technical details about this screen have not been released so far, such as its official dimensions, resolution, refresh rates and more.
Samsung had already presented a solution called Flex In & Out in the past, during the Meeting for Information Displays (IMID) conference in 2021. However, the company’s approach had been a little different, with a screen that folded into a ” zigzag”.
It is not yet possible to say which cell phone will bring the new technology, but it is possible that it will arrive in the Galaxy Z Fold 5 line, scheduled for next August. Before that, Samsung will reveal the Galaxy S23 line during the Unpacked event scheduled for February 1st.
Source: The Verge