There are more and more foldables on the market, but Lenovo is already working on what could be standardized in the future: the products with roll-up screens. The company has revealed during Tech World, its annual conference aimed at showing its advances in innovation, two new prototypes with roll-up screens: a laptop, and a smartphone that could be marketed in the future under the Motorola brand.
Both products, we reiterate, are prototypes designed to show the operation of upcoming flexible OLED displays that Lenovo has invested in. The laptop, on the one hand, has an appearance similar to the Thinkpad X1 Fold, a device with a folding screen that is available on the market and with a very similar purpose: to be able to have a compact device without sacrificing in size. screen.
The difference, in this case, is in the way we display that screen. In the prototype that Lenovo has shown, the panel unrolls vertically, making us have more height than screen width.
Something similar happens with the smartphone also shown at Lenovo Tech World. The panel, instead of unfolding in a horizontal format, as it does, for example, the Galaxy Z Fold 4, rolls up and unrolls vertically. That is, we can go from a compact mobile to a more elongated one. All this, in addition, with the screen in full operation.
Lenovo, yes, has not revealed some important details of the device. Among them, if the screen can be lowered to a level chosen by the user. For example, to go from having a 4.7-inch panel to 6.1 inches. On the other hand, it seems that the device will be able to dynamically unwind and adjust to the format of the video or content that the panel is playing.
When will Lenovo rollable screen devices arrive?
Lenovo isn’t the only manufacturer working on devices with a rollable display. Oppo, for example, also has a smartphone whose panel unfolds horizontally, and LG also develops this type of screen. However, it is unknown when they will hit the market. Or, at least, when they will be marketed en masse, as is already the case with mobile phones with folding screens.
lenovo neither has clarified a date of commercialization for both products, but we are likely to see more progress next year.