Yesterday He had place the annual Intel Innovation Conference, but those who have taken the street conference have been those of Samsung. Samsung Display CEO JS:Choi took to the stage to show off the latest prototype his division is working on, a sliding screen PC.
The device started out looking like a 13-inch tablet, but by pulling on one side, the screen grew to a full 27-inch. Of course, the trick is none other than to use a flexible screen whose left side is rolled up and which unfolds to almost double its size.
Granted, this isn’t the first time Intel and Samsung have toyed with the idea of integrating flexible screens into a PC, but they seem to have ditched the idea in favor of a slider format. The reason is not entirely clear. It seems that the Korean manufacturer is playing with different form factors and folding systems until it finds one that really works, and that engage with the public which is a very different matter.
Neither Intel nor Samsung have provided data on when we might see a device on the market with that type of display. If folding phones are anything to go by, it could be years. [vía CNet]