Well, known brands like Samsung and Huawei have announced smartphones with foldable displays although we are yet to see their products in the market. Little known Chinese manufacturer, Royole Technology, launched the first foldable smartphone dubbed “FlexPai” This device went on sale last month and it sold out swiftly. With these foldable smartphones already making the rounds, many people are now looking forward to other devices that can use flexible screens. In response to this, senior executives at Intel said that they believe that laptops with foldable screens will be available as soon as 2021.
Managers from Intel said that the company is currently working with display panel suppliers such as LG Display, Samsung, BOE, and Sharp to explore the possibility of folding screen applications on laptops. Due to the difficulty of the application of the folding screen technology, it takes at least two years to launch the corresponding consumer products. Of course, if other OEMs are interested in this type of product, it will greatly accelerate the development of such products.
However, Intel did not give any other detail regarding this laptop with a foldable screen. Let’s make no mistake about this, laptops with foldable screens will be freaking expensive. Foldable screens are OLED displays and considering the cost of large OLED displays, the price of the laptop, if it is produced, will be scary.