There have been several attempts to popularize the scrollable smartphone. However, considering the complexity of this display, there has been little or no breakthrough in terms of commercialization. According to popular Weibo tech blogger, @DCS, Oppo plans to commercialize the scroll-screen smartphone. The company plans to commence the era of scroll-screen smartphones.
According to @DCS, Oppo is the brand with the fastest progress in the scroll-screen smartphone project. Among Chinese manufacturers, Oppo is ahead and it may be the first to commercialize scroll-screen smartphones.
Oppo has previously demonstrated the Oppo scroll-screen smartphone at the 2020 Oppo Future Technology Conference. This scroll-screen smartphone is called Oppo X 2021. Compared with the foldable smartphones on the market, the Oppo X 2021 scroll-screen smartphone can be described as subversive progress. This mobile phone relies on the characteristics of the flexible screen to realize the stepless push-pull change of the screen. This way, the screen becomes larger or smaller in the true sense.
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In addition, the Oppo X 2021 scroll-screen smartphone fundamentally solves the inherent defect of foldable smartphones – the crease problem. According to reports, Oppo X 2021 delicately rolls up the flexible OLED screen. It realizes the flexible folding of the screen through a 6.8mm diameter pulley scroll while bringing a visual effect without crease. However, it is a little regrettable that Oppo X 2021 has not been mass-produced for commercial use. Fortunately, the Oppo scroll screen commercial model is already on the way, which is worth looking forward to.
Scroll-screen smartphone development
In addition to Oppo, LG and Samsung have been developing scroll-screen smartphones. At CES 2021 in January last year, LG officially announced the scroll-screen mobile phone, LG Rollable. The machine uses a flexible OLED display from BOE. This display can be unfolded without any folding structure. Of course, the mechanism also expands the screen area. According to LG’s official introduction, LG Rollable uses what LG Electronics calls a “unique resizable screen”. By sliding in and out to change the surface area, the screen can transform from the size of a mobile phone to the size of a small tablet. The display size can expand from 6.8 inches to 7.4.inches.
Samsung has also made good progress with a scroll-screen smartphone. However, all Samsung has at the moment are just patents. This device uses rolls up the screen at one end of the screen using the principle of scrolling and pulls it out when needed to expand the size of the screen.