Last week, Patently Apple sent a report entitled "Lenovo released the world's first foldable portable prototype that could debut once in the 2020-2021 timeline." The report noted that the second phase of Intel's Athena project involves the inclusion of laptops that will utilize fully "foldable screens" that could replace dual display notebooks such as the yoga device. What we didn't know until now is that Lenovo's prototype used a flexible 13.3-inch display from LG.
A Korean technology site today reports that "LG Display's own folding display technology is mature enough for commercialization, and it is now up to device manufacturers to adopt the technology and grow the market seriously," says CTO Kang In-byeong on SID Display Week 201
The collapsible laptop is scheduled to hit the market by 2020.
CTO added "Foldable smartphones require More advanced technical capabilities than folding laptops or tablet PCs. In spite of technical challenges, the foldable device market can rely on devices that produce. "
Likewise, as Lenovo was ahead of the basket with its portable Yoga notebooks, Lenovo is likely to be the first PC company to deliver a foldable laptop with LG's new, flexible displays.
Apple's latest two patents on foldable screens focused on protection by fold from cracking (01 and 02), the area where Samsung's Galaxy Fold had its first error.