Samsung is teasing the future of foldable phones at CES 2023

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Samsung presents its next generation of foldable and slider products in CES 2023 in Las Vegas, Snowfall. This new technology, called Flex Hybrid, combines two innovative new smartphone display technologies in one product.

So how would this Hybrid Flex display work? Basically, the left side of the screen will feature the foldable aspect, while the slider technology is on the right side. With the folding and sliding technologies together, users can use a 10.5-inch screen in a 4:3 aspect ratio or a larger 12.4-inch screen in a 16:10 ratio.

Samsung Flex Hybrid smartphone screen open
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Samsung also has a 17-inch slider unveiled in September at Intel Innovation 2022, which will make its public debut at CES 2023.

There are two concepts for this large screen slider: Flex Slider Solo and Flex Slider Duo. The Solo can only expand in one direction, while the Duo can expand the screen in both directions. When not expanded, this screen is about 13 to 14 inches, which is quite portable, but it expands up to 17.3 inches, making it a great tool for multitasking, playing games, or watching movies and shows .

Samsung Solidable Flex Duo Display
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It would be interesting to see how Samsung uses this new flexible hybrid technology in its current line of foldable machines, including the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold and Galaxy Z Flip series. For the Fold, incorporating the Duet concept and allowing users to expand the screen in both directions for an even larger screen would make it more of a tablet than before, which could mean one could be even more productive or see more than one scene at a time when watching media or playing games.

As for the Flip, it could be smaller and more compact when folded or even opened, and users can expand it as needed.

Either way, it’s exciting to see this new Hybrid Flex technology debut at CES 2023 and how it will affect consumer foldables moving forward.

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