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.
They’re an ideal companion for long-haul flights – it’s like having a giant theatre screen in front of your face, minus rowdy teenagers ... Featuring a whopping 17.3in OLED screen when revealed in its full glory, the Zenbook 17 Fold OLED still manages to fold down into a device the size of a sleek 12.5in ultraportable laptop when not in use.
Because it folds in half from its 6.7-inch full screen mode, it’s very handy in and out of pockets ... Samsung has pulled off the difficult feat of satisfying both the aesthete and the gadgeteer, here.There are a couple of compromises you’ll still make to have with that folding screen.
“They liked the idea of doing this (sort of event in the ChieftainCenter),” Carney explained ... There will be chances to win prizes for those who attend, including an Ozark Trail four-person tent; a 32-inch wood–burning fire pit with a screen lid; a collapsible folding outdoor utility wagon with a canopy; and a six-piece outdoor patio set ... .
Instead of folding, you’ll roll the screen out to expand it ... The screen is the same size as 17-inch foldable laptops like the Lenovo X1 Fold Gen 2, but you simply push on one side to roll the screen back into the body ... We don’t know when Samsung’s rollable screen will arrive, but hopefully it will be soon.
It folds outwards and uses a single screen, which is wrapped around the phone when closed, whereas the Samsung Fold has two screens and folds inwards like a book. The single-screen design on the Mate Xs 2 makes it the thinnest folding device on the market at 5.4mm, weighing 255g.
Vivo finally took the wraps off its latest foldable phone -- Vivo X Fold+. Rival to the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4, the Vivo X Fold+ is the second foldable smartphone of the company. The foldable phone features an 8-inch 2K internal display and a 6.53-inch external screen ... The Vivo X Fold+ comes with a starting price tag of 9,999 yuan (Rs 1,14,100).
The other significant development is the ability to have the screen always on, even when in standby ... Out-of-warranty screen repairs cost £349 ... not a major upgrade, no USB-C, need your own charger, heavy, very expensive, not cutting edge compared with folding-screen devices.
Two weeks after the launch of Apple's (AAPL) iPhone 14, demand remains hot for the Pro models but is cool for the regular models, analysts say. Still, strong sales of the pricier Pro models bode well for Apple's profit margins. X ... 16 after a week of preorders ... Meanwhile, rival Samsung is heavily advertising its folding-screen Galaxy Z Flip4 smartphone.
Try to fold the iPhone like the Z Flip 4, and it’ll all end in tears ...Plus, you can use the Z Flip 4’s Cover screen to take selfies with the rear cameras, the phone folds to create a handy stand so you can take selfies without holding the phone, and Samsung’s palm gesture to activate the shutter makes all of this very easy.
PHOTOGRAPHER.. Gov ... “Let’s Connect! Exploring Communication Technology” opened on Friday ... The first segment is communication without wires ... And even today there are more devices in the works with the fold-able cellphone and screen holographics, testament to man’s desire to find ways to send information faster and better, Hunter said ... WHEN. Sept ... to 5 p.m.
Samsung’s big focus with both its foldables – Fold 4 and Flip 4— this year has been on ironing out any potential loopholes that might stop them from being used as a regular device, even though they’re far from being regular ...Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 review ... Excellent main folding screen Long-term durability concerns remain.