A folding screen is a type of free-standing furniture. It consists of several frames or panels, which are often connected by hinges or by other means. It can be made in a variety of designs and with different kinds of materials. Folding screens have many practical and decorative uses. It originated from ancient China, eventually spreading to the rest of East Asia, Europe, and other regions of the world.
Origin in China
Screens date back to China during the Eastern Zhou period (771-256 BCE). These were initially one-panel screens in contrast to folding screens. Folding screens were invented during the Han dynasty (206 BCE – 220 CE). Depictions of those folding screens have been found in Han-era tombs, such as one in Zhucheng, Shandong Province.
A folding screen was often decorated with beautiful art; major themes included mythology, scenes of palace life, and nature. It is often associated with intrigue and romance in Chinese literature, for example, a young lady in love could take a curious peek hidden from behind a folding screen. An example of such a thematic occurrence of the folding screen is in the classical novel Dream of the Red Chamber by Cao Xueqin. The folding screen was a recurring element in Tang literature. The Tang poet Li He (790–816) wrote the "Song of the Screen" (屏風曲), describing a folding screen of a newly-wed couple. The folding screen surrounded the bed of the young couple, its twelve panels were adorned with butterflies alighted on China pink flowers (an allusion to lovers), and had silver hinges resembling glass coins.
According to sources, the Google foldable phone is expected to become commercially available by the end of the year 2021, a single-screen tablet computer device that also folds up and comes with a camera and capabilities similar to the Google Pixel... And pulling on one side of the screen transforms it into a tablet! ... Samsung Galaxy Z Fold FE.
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A new rumor suggests that the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 may have a very small outer screen; one that’s smaller than the screen on the Galaxy Z Fold 2 ... Samsung’s Z Fold line of phones open up like a book and feature two screens ... The aim of the Z Fold series is to balance ...
Xiaomi had recently announced its first commercially available foldable phone the Mi Mix Fold and now there are rumours that both Oppo and Vivo, which are closely connected, are also working aggressively towards bringing their foldable phones to the market ... Fold 2 competitor.
RivalXiaomi has already launched a foldable phone with the Mi MIXFold... However, the device featured an outward folding screen, similar to the Huawei Mate X. The new devices that the tipster mentions, however, will be the brand’s first two phones with an inward folding screen, similar to the Samsung Galaxy Fold or the Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold.
Chinese smartphone maker Oppo is rumoured to be working on a “portless” smartphone with an under-display camera. According to tipster Digital Chat Station, the phone does not come with any ports ... The first model is touted to come with an 8-inch display while the second foldable device will come with a 7-inch screen that folds inwards ... .
There are more of them than you might think – LG consistently released new models for its G series and V series phones every year, and there were plenty of variations and a few one-offs along the way, all the way up to the swivel-screen LG Wing launched in 2020 ... a curved screen.
The Mate X and Mate XS’s unfolded screen folded back in itself to become the front and back of the closed phone, effectively giving the device three screens. The Mate X2 has two separate screens, just like the Galaxy Z Fold 2 ... when the screen is off and being viewed at an angle.
The Nintendo Switch is getting an HD OLED screen later this year ... The early information is still rather scattered, with some reports claiming that it will be a single folding screen and others suggesting it will actually be two different displays with a hinge in-between similar to the Microsoft Surface Duo.
The X-E4 is the first X-E series camera to offer a tilting screen, which sits flush with the rear of the camera when folded away ... The fold-flush rear screen is a real joy, and makes the X-E4 much easier to work with at high and low angles than its predecessor.
The main AMOLED screen folds inwards when the phone is closed, much like the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2, so you can only use this screen when it’s opened out to full size ... The folding interior screen has fairly small bezels and no camera, unlike other foldables – so for selfies and video calls you’ll want to use the cover display.
The most recent attempt to grab the attention of buyers was the LG Wing, a highly unusual smartphone design that mixed the concepts of a flip phone and a folding phone. Sporting two screens, the LG Wing would “flip” out and form a T-shape where content could be viewed in widescreen above a normal portrait-oriented lower half screen ... .
This was ergonomically impressive, and worked well with LG’s then-unusual double-tap to wake the screen system ... Unconvinced by the folding smartphone craze, LG added a full second screen to the G8X, V50, V60, and Velvet as part of a case, with the idea being it could be removed when it wasn’t needed to make the regular phone easier to carry around.