Taking into account the advancements in technology, we are all expecting to see foldable smartphones quite soon. Unlike their previous counterparts, instead of just folding body parts and a small screen on the upper part, they will have a fully foldable screen. While the race between the giants to make the first fully foldable smartphone still commences, Samsung has taken the road less traveled and is reportedly working on something most of us haven’t been expecting. A foldable screen laptop.
According to The Korea Herald, Samsung’s Vice President of PC marketing said during an event, “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.”
Samsung has delayed the release of foldable laptops for many years now; the user experience is the prime reason for the delay. It has just released a brand-new PC right after its Qualcomm-powered Galaxy Book 2. This new PC, called The Flash, features a retro style keyboard which is made to resemble an old-school typewriter. Other than that, it also has a new high-speed wireless card that supports up to 1.7Gbps and a fingerprint sensor. Regardless, there haven’t been any details on what kind of features a laptop with a foldable screen would have. Possibly a keyboard integrated into the screen? No one knows yet.
However, it’s still being reported the Korean tech giant is working to develop OLEDs that support bigger screens and even for devices that can fold. Another report stated that Lenovo has been teaming up with LG to source foldable OLEDs for their devices. It looks like Samsung isn’t alone in this after all and would want to be in the position that allows it to provide a flexible screen to other PC makers. Other than that, Samsung is also rumored to unveil a foldable handset. It’s still not known whether It will be called the Galaxy F or Galaxy X. It is expected to be unveiled by March and launch during the course of the next year.
While the race to make the world’s first foldable screen laptop still remains a mystery, let’s get back to something we are little more familiar with. I’m talking about two-in-one hybrid laptops. Microsoft’s Surface remains the most popular choice among people, Samsung has just released this year a possible rival -The Notebook 9 Pen. As the name suggests, it comes with the famous S-Pen from the Galaxy Note lineup. It also has an 8th Gen Intel processors (either an i5 or an i7) and Intel UHD graphics as standard. You can get an NVIDIA GeForce MX150 as an option but only in the higher end model. The pricing starts from $1199 which compared to Surface’s $999 is a tad bit expensive but puts them in the same market segment.