Samsung Invents Foldable Display Based on Tiny Pixels

Maybe the time of dual-display devices is finally drawing to a close

By Sebastian Pop on December 12th, 2012 15:01 GMT

People love large displays, but they also want their electronics small and easy to carry. Needless to say, it isn't easy to combine the two preferences.

Laptops and convertible tablets with a second screen instead of a keyboard were revealed in the past, as were notebooks with a second screen on the lid. None of the idea became a rave though.

Samsung has now patented a technology that will allow it to make dual-display gadgets that look as though they have a single, foldable display.

The method puts smaller but brighter pixels at the joints between two displays, allowing the edge pixels to blend in with the rest.

Coupled with the OLED technology, which removes the need for backlight and lets tune the brightness of the pixels easily, this would allow for a new generation of foldable phones, tablets, laptops, etc.

The patent application can be found here.
Samsung patents new way of making foldable gadgets
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