For the first time in three years, the Display Week 2022 expo is participating on location and Samsung is a key participant with its new generation of foldable and sliding OLED screens. Besides the double folding designs like Flex G or Flex S that Samsung showcased at the CES event in January, Samsung also had a lot more to show this time.
As you can see in the promo video above, it has both vertical and wide sliding concepts to showcase, as well as some eye-care, halo-free, and true-black marketing buzzwords to deliver.
- Samsung Flex Bar: horizontal folders as in the Z Flip line.
- Samsung Flex Square: vertical folders like the Z Fold series.
- Samsung Flex G: Triple foldable device whose shorter ends overlap, the screen can be folded in or out.
- Samsung Flex S: A simpler triple structure with three equal parts that unfold into a widescreen format.
- Samsung Flex Note: A foldable laptop whose halves can be used as both a screen and input area.
- Samsung Flex Slide: A sliding screen whose two ends can be pulled apart to form a larger panel.
- Samsung Flex Roll: A rollable display device where most of the screen can be tucked away on one side when not needed.
Some of these concepts and the folding prototypes Samsung has developed seem to overlap with the naming scheme, as the G and S are both basically triple folding device prototypes with many patents issued, for example, or the Roll and Slide options.
Samsung’s 8″-12″ Flex Slide Prototype Device
Anyway, the Display Week 2022 expo in San Jose is in full swing and many more exciting form factors will be hitting the show floor, not just by Samsung.