Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC), a research firm founded by the founder, has stated that the market for foldable laptops could mature over the next year with more players introducing versions of computers with bendable displays.
DSCC predicts that there will be a 34% increase in foldable handset shipments by 2023, with at least one Chinese brand launching at least four models of foldable laptops. Brands that develop foldable laptops will likely do so in small quantities due to uncertain demand and the anticipated recession.
Manufacturers such as HP, Lenovo, and Asus have already released several versions of foldable laptop models. This means that follow-up devices to devices like the Asus ZenBook 17, ThinkPad X1fold and HP’s upcoming foldable is almost certain.
Notebookcheck suggests that different brands could experiment with new foldable laptop options, including larger screens.
Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 fold has already grown from a 13.3 inch display in the first generation to a 16.3 inch screen in the second generation. The ThinkPad X1 Fold has many new features, such as the ability to prop it up using a stand accessory in portrait or landscape mode.
DSCC also expects that 2023 will see the launch at least 23 foldable smartphones and the debut of the first rollable smartphone. Every major Android brand, including Google, is believed to have a rollable device prototype or patent.
Oppo is the only company that has shown a working prototype for its rollable display devices in the X phone. The device can expand from a 6.7-inch screen to a 7.4 inch display with an automated “Roll Motor.”
Although details are available about the Oppo prototype, it does not appear that this will be the smartphone that will become a rollable in 2023.