Samsung has established itself as one of the best OLED panel makers in the world. They cater to practically any size, with displays as small made for smartwatches or even large-screened TVs.

But it appears the Korean firm will be adding a new niche with reports that Samsung will be entering a new device segment – the foldable screen laptop segment.

Samsung Display is allegedly targeting to manufacture 8.5 million OLED panels, 43% higher compared to 2022, for laptops in 2023. It should be noted that a portion of that will go to ASUS which is currently using LG’s foldable OLED panels for its foldable screen laptops.

However, according to market research firm Omdia, a portion of the 17.3-inch OLED panels will be for Samsung MX, the same company that makes Galaxy-branded laptops.

It should be noted that this remains unverified. But if true, the chance of seeing a foldable screen laptop from Samsung is a huge possibility. However, it should be noted that only 10,000 such panels were ordered by Asus as the foldable laptop market remains in its infancy.

With a 17.3-inch OLED panel, such could be folded into a 13.3-inch display that would be suited for a laptop device. The larger screens were originally set to be introduced this year but this was postponed for unknown reasons.

Had it come out, Samsung would have given the Asus ZenBook 17 Fold laptop some competition.

The Asus ZenBook 17 Fold features a 17-inch display that could display down to 12.6 inches. Pegged at $3,500, the device makes use of a screen from BOE of China.

Aside from Asus and possibly Samsung, HP is another company reportedly working on a foldable display. HP reportedly ordered only 10,000 foldable OLED panels from LG as it too is being cautious in a new market., Phone Arena noted.

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