Samsung Display’s Flex Hybrid is a brand new prototype gadget with a show that’s each foldable and slidable. The left aspect of the idea “smart mobile device” could be unfolded to disclose the show, whereas the precise aspect can then slide outwards for much more display screen real-estate. It’s being proven off at CES 2023 alongside a brand new 17-inch slidable show, in addition to automotive panels designed for self-driving automobiles.

Although there’s no element on specs like decision or peak brightness, Samsung Display says the Flex Hybrid can broaden from a ten.5-inch 4:3 show to a 12.4-inch display screen with a 16:10 facet ratio. It’s not arduous to think about the show finally being utilized in a foldable smartphone, permitting the gadget to be unfolded for a small tablet-style expertise after which un-slid whenever you wish to take pleasure in a movie or recreation on a bigger display screen.

The Flex Hybrid, nearly totally prolonged.
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The prototype builds upon idea gadgets that Samsung Display has been displaying off for years (to not point out the foldable telephones that Samsung Electronics has really launched to the general public). Last 12 months we noticed Samsung showcase a wide range of foldable and slidable ideas on the Display Week expo in May, although none mixed foldable and slidable screens in the identical gadget fairly like this. It’s additionally price noting that Samsung is but to launch any of those extra superior shows in a consumer-ready product, which suggests it may be some time till we see its Flex Hybrid idea attain the plenty (if ever).

Samsung Display’s Slidable Flex Duet.

Samsung Display’s Slidable Flex Duet expands from either side.
Image: Samsung Display

Samsung Display additionally has a pair of bigger 17-inch slidable prototypes which are meant for future laptops. CES would be the first time the idea is being proven off publicly, after debuting throughout Intel’s Innovation keynote in September. The Flex Slidable Solo can broaden in a single path, whereas the Flex Slidable Duet can broaden two-ways, going from between 13 and 14 inches to 17.3 inches whole.

Finally, Samsung additionally has a brand new collection of shows it’s displaying off for self-driving automobiles that mix 34-inch and 15.6-inch panels. Again, there’s no phrase on if or when these shows might seem in a consumer-ready product, however Samsung Display needs the world’s self-driving automotive startups to comprehend it has the gear prepared for when their autos hit the street.

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