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Handsets with flexible OLED displays to enter pockets next year, says Samsung

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Handsets with flexible OLED displays to enter pockets next year, says Samsung
Nokia's Kinetic Labs bendable concept might be three years away from being commercialized, as the researchers said, but Samsung's flexible OLED displays are about to hit mainstream in devices much sooner.

During its quarterly earnings Q&A with analysts, Samsung's spokesperson Robert Yi shed some more light on when are we to see products with the bendy OLEDs that Samsung has demonstrated numerous times and that were said to hit the conveyor belts in 2012. He confirmed that timeframe for the launch of mass production, and even said products are coming hopefully "in the earlier part of 2012". 

Does it mean that after what is shaping to be a monster Samsung Galaxy S III we will be waiting on another eye-popping handset from the Koreans? Likely, since Robert Yi hinted that the "application probably will start from the handset side". Sounds yummy, especially if that "application" has something to do with the bendable OLED without crease in the middle that was demonstrated by Samsung's R&D this year. 

Are we about to see phones that open up to become small tablets, or will Samsung just bring some boutique design, curvy and twisted, for bragging rights? The leaks will guide you, my son, said the Jedi, and took off.

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posted on 28 Oct 2011, 07:49 3

2. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


Siri. *psssssssssssssssssssh* crap

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 08:22

4. cfprelude (Posts: 115; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


might wanna check the definition of innovation buddy.... "something new and different".... Siri (and most things dealing with cell phones) is much more appropriately referred to as "evolution".... its taken some android features and bolstered an further integrated them.

I love all the competition and evolution we're seeing but i wish people would stop referring to everything that happens as "innovative"... that being said, the iphone mightve been the last thing truly innovative.

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 08:40

6. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


precisely, no innovation in an iphone.

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 08:19 20

3. ivanko34 (Posts: 617; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)


I hope they put a patent on it
Oled for everyone and old lcd for the iLawsuit company

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 08:24 6

5. cfprelude (Posts: 115; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


amen!!

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 09:13 19

9. andro. (Posts: 1927; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Apple already have a patent for bending things over backwards.....their islaves for example,so they will probably try to sue!

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 22:46 2

28. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2871; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


hahahahaha oh my god that is a classic.

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 09:20 3

13. jasongohjr (Posts: 75; Member since: 26 Sep 2011)


Yea apple is going to copy them alright

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 12:57

23. rd_nest (Posts: 606; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


Maybe something like this:

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Samsung-Galaxy-Skin-concept-combines-flexible-AMOLED-display-with-bendable-batteries-for-twisted-fun_id20684

I would play anything to get these ultra-cool-space-age stuffs devices...

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 08:53 4

7. Rayzin (Posts: 83; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


Now I can look forward to that nifty wrap-around wrist phone I've always been waiting for!

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 09:19

11. jasongohjr (Posts: 75; Member since: 26 Sep 2011)


And where will the battery be? How long can that phone last?

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 09:13

8. Dark4o90 (Posts: 205; Member since: 20 Feb 2011)


i don't know but you realize that the phone doesn'need only a display but also HARDware - soc, chips, battery

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 09:19 2

12. Rayzin (Posts: 83; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


Those can all be worn on a nifty accessory belt!

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 09:16

10. jasongohjr (Posts: 75; Member since: 26 Sep 2011)


Now they won't need gorilla glass now :D either than that I don't think here's any use in making a phone That has a bendable screen.... Can they make the whole phone bend? Nah... I don't think so

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 09:28

14. abdane (Posts: 471; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


so, the OLED or AMOLED Is Better ? o.O

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 11:48 4

22. Leodrade (Posts: 87; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)


OLED = Organic Light-Emitting Diode
AMOLED = Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode
The AMOLED tecnology is better because they have higher refresh rates and less power consumption

posted on 29 Oct 2011, 18:52 1

29. Kease (Posts: 36; Member since: 30 Sep 2011)


And more letters, that's a dead give away...

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 09:38

15. jemolian (Posts: 5; Member since: 28 Oct 2011)


hope it would be too easily broken...

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 10:00 2

16. WirelessCon (Posts: 309; Member since: 11 May 2010)


It's a slap bracelet that's also a phone that's also a tablet!

Let the future come.

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 10:04

17. WirelessCon (Posts: 309; Member since: 11 May 2010)


Then again, In the future we won't even use our hands.

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 10:30 3

18. MEeee (Posts: 189; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Apple Awarded Slide-to-Unlock Patent. More lawsuits are coming to Androids.

www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2395316,00.asp#fbid=x2E_1d3pXKJ

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 11:45

21. Evooo (Posts: 3; Member since: 28 Oct 2011)


Ouch...rotten apple.

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 11:20

19. ledbetterp3 (Posts: 466; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)


I wonder what material they will use to make bendable hardware? Bendy phone chips, bendy battery, bendy processors, and bendy fortified glass?

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 11:44

20. roscuthiii (Posts: 1717; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


Galaxy Flex, coming your way!

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 13:00 2

25. joejoe509 (Posts: 4; Member since: 28 Oct 2011)


Galxaxy Flexus? haha

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 13:59

26. roscuthiii (Posts: 1717; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


Damn, that's even better!

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 12:59

24. joejoe509 (Posts: 4; Member since: 28 Oct 2011)


I could care less for bendy phones. To be honest those are probably a year or two off. I'm more intruiged in how INCREDIBLY THIN those OLED screens are!!!! WOW! I'm thinking of a next-gen Nexus with a super thin, curved OLED screen. MMMM... Tasty.

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 14:11

27. ash29 (Posts: 55; Member since: 28 Oct 2011)


Wow would love to have such a phone.After all its unbreakable.But wont fit my budget...

posted on 13 Nov 2011, 07:38

30. asderin (Posts: 1; Member since: 13 Nov 2011)


Just amazing what they can develop these days oled tv

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