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Handheld gadget with flexible display poses for the camera, carries a Samsung logo

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Handheld gadget with flexible display poses for the camera, carries a Samsung logo
Flexible AMOLED displays made by Samsung are something that we have already heard about. We have even been presented with awesome looking concepts showing off how the technology could make our lives better one day. But how many times have we seen an actual working device with a bendable display? 

Well, the gizmo that you see in the images could very well be the first one on the list. From the looks of it, however, the Samsung-made device in the photos is more likely to be a media player of some kind and not a smartphone, but its curved display sure looks intriguing.

Last year, Samsung made a promise that it will bring consumer products with flexible displays to market by the end of 2012. And with today's leak, we can already imagine getting our itchy hands on one of them. That is, of course, unless the images we have here are fake, but since the screen displays a different image in every shot, we can assume that the gadget is indeed a working unit and not a mere dummy. Or could it just be something that some bloke photoshopped in their spare time? Feel free to share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

source: XDA.cn (translated) via Sammy Hub

Handheld gadget with flexible display poses for the camera, carries a Samsung logo
Handheld gadget with flexible display poses for the camera, carries a Samsung logo

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posted on 02 Feb 2012, 08:59 3

1. Arpad (Posts: 39; Member since: 05 Jan 2012)


I doubt the entire phone is bendable. Probably only some "bending zones" do bend.

Where the cpu, memory is wont bend.
I also doubt it can bend over 90 degrees.

posted on 02 Feb 2012, 15:36 1

15. cheetah2k (Posts: 772; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


They would have non bend zones that are generally flat, and interconnect all components with the flexible ribbon wiring. It's been demonstrated possible before by Samsung.

posted on 03 Feb 2012, 09:34 3

21. Synack (Posts: 662; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


Galaxy Flexus?

posted on 03 Feb 2012, 13:20

23. LoneShaolin (Posts: 307; Member since: 14 Jan 2012)


Nice.....

posted on 02 Feb 2012, 09:00 16

2. arcq12 (Posts: 733; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)


what is the point of bending the phone though? I'm not getting it..

posted on 02 Feb 2012, 09:28

8. kainy (Posts: 165; Member since: 10 Aug 2011)


Nokia did have a demo of bending display and navigation trough menus and zooming on pics and stuff you should check it ;)

posted on 02 Feb 2012, 12:54 1

13. warrenellis (Posts: 49; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


more bendable screens = less broken screens

posted on 02 Feb 2012, 14:46 1

14. BioTek (Posts: 53; Member since: 23 Jan 2012)


Some enjoyable entertainment for a couple of minutes.

posted on 02 Feb 2012, 16:04

17. wright (Posts: 3; Member since: 14 Jan 2012)


yeah seems cool and all but im not getting it either

posted on 02 Feb 2012, 09:02 3

3. simplyj (Posts: 404; Member since: 23 Dec 2009)


looks stupid

posted on 02 Feb 2012, 09:09 5

4. StreetNerd (Posts: 700; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


bend it around ur wrist? like a watch maybe....

posted on 02 Feb 2012, 09:22 1

6. buggerrer (Posts: 285; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)


its not a phone, more like a media player

posted on 02 Feb 2012, 09:22

7. solidsnakeduds013 (Posts: 215; Member since: 20 Oct 2010)


who wants that?

posted on 02 Feb 2012, 09:41

9. bikerbill12 (Posts: 3; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)


its real we make material that they use to make the display.They sputter the metal we.make onto a flexible laminate and use surface mount to make the display totally flexible
And they are making 60" screens that fold up into your pocket for TVs . Those should be showing up by the end of the year . Samsung has kept us busy for the last year and his year too

posted on 02 Feb 2012, 09:42 7

10. IgorEfremenko (Posts: 31; Member since: 30 Nov 2011)


Usually, it's soft and bendable. All you need to make a call is just to stroke it a little to get it hard...
Sorry guys, I couldn't resist :)

posted on 02 Feb 2012, 10:15 1

11. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1309; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


did we get Samsunged or is that the Galaxy flexi ?

posted on 03 Feb 2012, 09:33

20. Synack (Posts: 662; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


You mean the Galaxy Flexus?

posted on 02 Feb 2012, 11:31

12. dejahu (Posts: 35; Member since: 01 Feb 2012)


Oh how slap bracelets have evolved from the late 80's / early 90's.

posted on 02 Feb 2012, 15:48

16. Hildy (Posts: 33; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)


If I can stick it in my back pocket and sit on it, great. Otherwise, why?

posted on 02 Feb 2012, 18:01

18. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


The picture has the device open to a phone dialer. Looks cool. I'd like to see apple Sue over a design like that.

posted on 02 Feb 2012, 18:31

19. ilani (Posts: 50; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


I Miss my Flip-Phone! can you imagine a Flip-SmartPhone?

posted on 03 Feb 2012, 10:50

22. OpTiKaWn (Posts: 8; Member since: 30 Oct 2011)


IF u look its in the exact same position in every single picture its probly just a curved screen at least for this model here, I do know for a fact there is bendable screens even Sony had workable demos years ago.... but I doubt the one here bends up it looks solid just made into that position to show off the flexability. Who knows it may bend but UN till they show more pictures in different position or a video then womp wimp who cares... this is one thing with about 2 uses 1 is to prevent screens from breaking and 2 would be to have a small device with a giant fold out screen, other wise not much use maby to make things with weird shaped screens around it like a globe or cylinder or something but really nothing of super use u know...

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