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.
Samsung has come to dominate the fledgling foldable phone format, with the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 representing one of two third-generation foldable devices from the brand ... Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 screen (Image credit ... Both of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3’s screens benefit from a speedy 120Hz refresh rate, too.
The laptop screen slides down over the keyboard to create "Stage" mode designed for presentations, gaming or watching movies. The screen can then continue to ... This is the follow up version to their dual screen Android-powered phone, that folds like a book.
Separated by only a half-inch of screen space, the Microsoft Surface Duo 2 offers an 8.3-inch ... Both phones also have Gorilla Glass Victus for better durability, though Samsung only has it on the cover screen despite having a more durable screen protector for the folding screen.
The Galaxy Z Fold 3 is the foldable phone we've been waiting for, offering a tablet-like screen ... screen real estate ... When deployed, however, that folding screen offers roughly double the real estate as a standard phone display, allowing you to use it almost like a small tablet.
The show is accompanied by a compressive, silk covered, illustrated catalogue that details the breadth of viceregal work, from enconchados to free standing sculptures to decorative folding screens that would have been used to hide an orchestra during a party in someone’s home... .
Instead of a single, folding screen, the Surface Duo-range uses two separate displays side-by-side ...Screen size Open ... Screen resolution Open ... The screen is bigger, going from 8.1 inches to 8.3 inches while unfolded and 5.6 inches to 5.8 inches while folded ... The screen is still a ...
The screen is also 11% larger, coming in at 13 inches, and has a higher 120-hertz refresh rate for smoother scrolling ... The phone has two distinct screens that fold open, unlike Samsung, which has one consistent display. The new screens open up to 8.3 inches, versus 8.1 inches on the original model.
The screen is also 11 per cent larger, coming in at 13 inches, and has a higher 120-hertz refresh rate for smoother scrolling ... The phone has two distinct screens that fold open, unlike Samsung, which has one consistent display. The new screens open up to 8.3 inches, versus 8.1 inches on the original model.
The screen also has a new resolution - 2880x1920 – but maintains the 3.2 aspect ratio ... A raft of upgrades makes the dual-screen phone feel like a genuine rival to Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 3, despite the very different form factors ... The screen itself is a 14.4in, 2400x1600 touchscreen, with a 3.2 aspect ratio and 120Hz adaptive refresh rate.
Microsoft has launched the second version of its Surface Duo 2 smartphone, a dual-screen folding device that runs Google’s Android operating system. The software giant is touting new dual-screen experiences for its office apps, as well as gaming and streaming, on brighter and larger displays.
Microsoft's quirky two-screen device is back, and you can still run two apps side by side, fold the thing over for single-screen mode, or draw on it with a pen ... The phone still has two rigid, glass-covered screens that fold up like a moleskin notebook.
What does that mean? Well, for Microsoft, that means putting a hinge in the center of the display so you can fold the screen over the keyboard to use in what Microsoft calls ‘StudioMode.’ ... Lastly, Studio mode is when the screen is entirely folded down on top of the bottom half of the computer to effectively turn it into a tablet.
But now we get to that price, $1,499 is a good chunk of change, falling just $200 short of its nearest realistic competitor, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 ... If you want to multitask like a boss, go with the Duo 2; if you want to have a large screen for consumption, then the Z Fold 3 is your winner.
The $1599.99 SurfaceLaptopStudio, which Microsoft claims is the most powerful Surface the company has made, has a dual-hinged screen design. The computer folds up vertically, like a traditional laptop, but then folds again to create a solid surface for drawing or other work on ...
The folding dual-screen still shines, and it now comes with a 90Hz refresh rate on both panels ...Thanks to these improvements, the Surface Duo 2 takes its place among the top-tier folding phones and commands a correspondingly high $1,499 starting price ... As we said before, this impressive folding phone doesn’t come cheap ... It ships on October 21.