Samsung Display is the world’s biggest manufacturer of small-sized OLED panels used in smartphones and tablets. Recently, the company entered the medium-sized OLED market with its new high-refresh-rate displays for laptops. The company even makes flexible OLED screens for foldable smartphones like the Galaxy Z Flip 3 and the Galaxy Z Fold 3.
The company has set up a beautiful new website to showcase all the form factors that are possible with its flexible OLED panels. The company is calling its flexible screens’ Flex OLED’, and there are five sub-categories: Flex Bar, Flex Note, Flex Square, Rollable Flex, and Slidable Flex. Flex Bar is for clamshell-style foldable smartphones like the Galaxy Z Flip 3. Flex Note screens are for laptops with foldable screens. Flex Square is for foldable smartphones like the Galaxy Z Fold 3.
The South Korean firm’s Rollable Flex screens can be used in devices with rollable screens, and we could see such devices in the future. LG uses a similar OLED screen in one of its rollable TVs. Slidable Flex display can be used in smartphones with a slidable screen. OPPO showcased such a smartphone prototype earlier this year, but it hasn’t been launched yet.
Samsung Display’s flexible OLED screens can be folded, rolled, or slid. They feature high brightness, HDR10+ content playback, a low folding radius (R1.4), and better screen protection (UTG) compared to products from rival firms. The displays can be folded more than 200,000 times, equivalent to 100 folds and unfolds every day for five years.