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Samsung and Intel Create Expanding OLED Screen

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The display features a “sliding” screen.

When you’re arranging a PC setup for your desk, be it a full-scale rig or an enhanced tablet, the amount of space the display takes up can be a little annoying to plan around. If your monitor is too big, then there’s no room for things like speakers or peripherals. Too small, and you can’t see anything. Intel and Samsung have been cooking up a way to fit both niches.

At Intel’s Innovation 2022 conference, Samsung Display CEO JS Choi and Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger revealed one of the two companies’ new joint projects: a sliding display. Choi held out an OLED display, estimated to be about 13-inch, and by pulling on the bottom-left corner of it, it seamlessly rolled out into a 17-inch display.

“We’re announcing the world’s first 17-inch slidable display for PCs,” Choi told the audience. “This device will satisfy various needs for a larger screen and portability as well.”

This new display, which does not yet have an official name, is only in experimental phases. As such, it’s not clear whether or not Intel and Samsung will continue working to develop it into a fully-viable product. That said, if they could make it work, it’d be a fantastic bridge point between tablets and PC displays.