What to expect: Foldable screens are gradually becoming mainstream, thanks to Samsung's insistence that you should have a big screen in a pocket device. With that said, the company is currently working on stretchable displays, and the latest demo at Global Tech Korea 2021 shows an attractive application of the new technology.
Samsung is one of the few companies that is constantly innovating in the display space. The Korean tech giant is so proud of his passion for technology that he never misses an opportunity to promote his achievements. There's a hard truth behind the hype and excitement for the masses - the foldable screens on the latest Galaxy Z phones took nearly a decade to complete to the point that they caught customers' attention.
Another project that has been under construction for years includes an extended OLED display. The last time we saw a glimpse of Samsung's performance with this concept was at the Society for Information Display trade show in 2017. At the time, Samsung was supporting a 9.1-inch prototype that could mount on 3D curved surfaces. Without losing its ability to display a clear image, rotate or even knock from behind. According to ET News, Samsung Display recently revealed a prototype of a new 13-inch screen that can be extended and reshaped to give the illusion of 3D viewing using 2D content as a starting point.
As you can see in the video above, the lava mass appears to be moving up and down before the viewer's eyes, and the texture and movement appear more realistic. As impressive as it sounds, it is still in development and will likely take years to integrate into a commercial product.
Samsung seems to be doing it step by step. While significant progress has been made in developing "free-form" screens that can be "pulled in all directions like rubber bands," reliability remains an issue the company has yet to solve. Fortunately, the first applications appear to be in wearables and clothing, which is a good place to start.
Samsung has created an extended screen that gives new meaning to 3D content