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Samsung develops sliding and sliding screens


Samsung has confirmed that it is developing sliding and sliding screens, as LG did at CES 2021, to strengthen its leadership in this market in 2021.

A recent patent indicates that Samsung is exploring other types of displays for smartphones, including sliding screens.

Choi Kwon-young, Vice President of Samsung Display, said: Samsung is expanding its leadership in the folding market through small and medium screens this year.

Young added that there are currently folding and open screens in the market and Samsung is adopting new technology first to expand its portfolio and customers.

Samsung adopts technology, such as variable rate of update and low power, to respond to competitors entering the OLED market.

It also seeks to enhance the benefits of OLED amid the rise of remote services caused by the Coronavirus pandemic to be applied via more laptops, tablets, and cars.

More smartphones are using OLED screens, including apple's newly launched iPhone 12 series, among all its models.

"Samsung's first sliding and sliding screens are coming this year, so Samsung's mobile division is supposed to be the first to adopt these technology, but this has not been explicitly confirmed," Young said.

For large screens, Samsung is developing a timely QD display and building a stable range of customers so that technology can enter the premium sector.

The company also continues to offer LCD to customers at their request, and Samsung Display initially aimed to end the production of LCD screens in 2020, but continues to manufacture them at the request of Samsung and other customers.

Samsung Display posted its highest quarterly profit in the fourth quarter, thanks to higher demand for OLED smartphones and higher average selling prices for large screens used on TVs.

The company recorded sales of 9.96 trillion won and an operating income of 1.75 trillion won in the fourth quarter.

For the whole of 2020, Samsung Display recorded 30.59 trillion won and an operating income of 2.24 trillion won, down 2 percent and up 42 percent, respectively, from 2019.

Although there are no twee-enable smartphones on the market at the moment, it is not difficult to see why it is a more attractive concept than folding phones.

Based on the current lycable implementation, the roll-back screens can allow phones to maintain their slim look and exterior while folding smartphones tend to appear to be bulky.