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HP may develop a 17-inch folding screen laptop


HP is reportedly working on a 17-inch laptop that will have a foldable OLED screen. This laptop could debut later this year or arrive on time for CES 2023. A new report from South Korea suggests that SK IE Technology has obtained the exclusive order to supply the flexible polyimide (PI) films to HP. These films are expected to be used to cover the flexible display of the rumored HP foldable laptop. The PI movies were first used by Samsung to protect the screens of the original Galaxy Z Fold device.

According to The Elec report, SK IE Technology won the deal to be the exclusive supplier of the PI films to HP. These films will be used by LG Display in foldable OLED panels that will manufacture it for HP. SK IE Technology is expected to supply up to 10,000 units of the films with LG planning to supply thousands of foldable LEDs to HP from the third quarter of 2022.

As mentioned earlier, this supposed HP laptop can have a 17-inch OLED screen that can fold up to 11 inches. The screen can have a 4K (3,840 x 2,160 pixels) resolution. The flexible OLED screen that might be used for this laptop was unveiled earlier this year during CES 2022. It is a touch screen that also supports style input. The limited order of OLED screens and its stylus support presumably indicate that this rumored HP laptop may see a limited release aimed at creative professionals. HP has not released any official information about this laptop.

The market segment for foldable laptops is relatively new and has so far seen only a few releases. Some notable foldable laptops lately include the Asus Zenbook 17 Fold and the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold.


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