When it comes to innovation, smartphone companies are constantly experimenting. Smartphones with foldable displays have started appearing in the market since the beginning of last year and many companies have brought devices with such displays.
Now, Oppo is taking this Display Innovation a step further, the concept phone with a rollable display has been showcased by the company in the name of Oppo X 2021. It is the world’s first phone with a rollable display and the size of its display can be changed with a single touch.
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Chinese tech company has displayed Oppo X 2021 during Inno Day 2020 event, which has a unique expandable screen. That is, the display of this phone can be reduced or enlarged. The display size of can be can be increased from 6.7 inches to 7.4 inches. The company has said that this phone is more durable than foldable phones due to not bending from the middle of the display. Also, like foldable phones, there is no crease on its display.
The 2 in 1 support structure
In Oppo X 2021, the company has given OLED panel and it can be reduced or enlarged with the help of 6.8mm roll motor. The company filed a total of 122 patents for this concept, 12 of which have been used only for scroll mechanism. Oppo has focused on the robustness of this device and stated that solid support structure has been given behind the rollable display. The company has designed a special 2 in 1 plate, which supports the display when it is small or large.
Rollabe display over foldable display
Company said that rollable displays can be adopted more easily than foldable technology as the size of the display can be easily changed according to different needs. The company has also added custom made lamination on display for additional protection. This Warp Track protects the display while the 0.1mm laminate rolls. However, the other details and specifications of this concept phone have not been revealed yet.