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Flex Hybrid, which has a screen that folds and slides to resize.wants the gadgets of the future to do more than just fold in half. This message was clear on , where the smartphone maker showcased its flexible display concepts. Among the most notable was
The Flex Hybrid folds like a notebook, but opens to reveal a tablet-sized display with an adjustable screen. The display can switch between 10.5- and 12.4-inch screen sizes thanks to its sliding and folding design. In addition to changing the screen size, the prototype can also jump between 4:3 and 16:10 aspect ratios. Although the Flex Hybrid is only a concept, it shows that Samsung is exploring what the next evolution of foldable phones and tablets could look like.
The Flex Hybrid is just one of several models that Samsung detailed on January 3rd press release. There’s also a 17-inch slide-out display that was previewed in September, and a digital cockpit concept designed for self-driving vehicles. My colleague Eli Blumenthal, who had the chance at CES, said these designs have renewed his excitement about the future of foldables.
Concepts like these don’t always lead to actual products, but the Flex Hybrid seems most in line with Samsung’s current product strategy. Flip phones represent only a part of the wider phone market, but Omdia.and have established themselves well in Samsung’s range of mobile devices. The company’s early entry into the foldable phone space has given it an advantage in terms of market share, as Samsung accounts for more than 88% of the foldable smartphone market, according to
TM Roh, the head of Samsung’s mobile experience business, suggested in an interview last August that the company is already thinking about what’s next after the Z Fold and Z Flip. The introduction of new concepts such as the Flex Hybrid highlights this.
“That’s all you saw [at CES] plus more,” he said, referring toSamsung presented at CES last year.
But Samsung is likely to face more competition as foldable phones continue to evolve.and both showed off their own concepts for rolling phones. Oppo’s Find N2, which the company unveiled in late 2022, also shows a lot of promise thanks to its lightweight design,
Although Samsung is trying to make foldable phones a more regular part of our daily lives, its goal is not to replace regular phones.
“I wouldn’t see just a bar type, or just a foldable, or just another potentially new form factor dominating the market,” Roch also said during the previous interview. “But I rather see the different categories co-existing.”
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