Report: HP is working on a 17-inch foldable PC

By | April 21, 2022

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While smartphones are having fun with the trend, PCs with foldable screens have yet to become mainstream, partially because there’s only one option readily available. But with HP expected to enter the scene, it’s possible ‘foldable OLED’ could become more common laptop lingo.

Lenovo made the bold first step into foldable laptops with its 13.3-inch ThinkPad X1 Fold. According to South Korean electronics website TheElec, HP’s take on foldable OLED will be bigger, with a 17-inch panel from LG Display that measures 11 inches when folded up. HP hasn’t publicly announced or commented on the rumored PC, but a couple of details make the machine seem at least somewhat plausible. For one, LG Display confirmed work on a 17-inch foldable OLED laptop design in January.

LG showed a foldable OLED laptop design at CES.

LG showed a foldable OLED laptop design at CES. (credit: LG Display)

Most recently, TheElec on Monday reported that South Korean company SK IE Technology will make transparent polyimide films to cover the bendy 4K OLED panels. The publication also claimed that LG Display currently has plans to make up to “around 10,000” foldable OLED panels for HP, starting in Q3.

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