Samsung Galaxy Round could be announced this week, first smartphone with flexible display
0. phoneArena 07 Oct 2013, 01:54 posted on
Korean media is reporting that Samsung is to announce a curved display smartphone as soon as this week, with the tentative name Galaxy Round. It is aimed to be the first commercially available phone with a plastic, instead of glass substrate, meaning the panel is much more durable, and will, ultimately, be cheaper to produce...
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3. joey_sfb (Posts: 5180; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
Samsung is really a force to be reckon with. I really do hope the rest of the tech companies could do as well.
And the rate that they launch their product, i will be dead broke if i want to be a Samsung fanboy. So practise moderation...
6. Feanor (Posts: 650; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)
Samsung is a bizarre mix of innovation and lack of inspiration. So many new technologies, and highly accomplished products, and at the same time so many cheap designs, and such lack of personality from their devices. Like the Galaxy Gear; they packed more technology than necessary, in order to beat everyone else and released a half-baked product. Same with the S4; Impressive technology in a mundane 'me too' design with crazy innovations that 99% of the people will never use or even know that they exist in their phone. This could be the same; a crazy innovative screen that may be in all our future devices, but how useful will this first iteration be? I don't understand why they need to be the first in everything, and in the process forget the actual functionality or desirability of the product?
10. joey_sfb (Posts: 5180; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
Actually Samsung did improve over time. There was a time where I would root their phone to put other Roms but I only use their touchwiz.
Based on your past posting I know you would never get it because you lack the openness to try their product not that it matters because the world also took notice. They are not the best selling android brand for nothing.
7. _Bone_ (Posts: 2154; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
Try to bend your current screen... and there you have it, you're walking to warranty service right now.
All phones break when dropped on their face with a luck few surviving "drop tests", flexible displays however take frontal, side and pressure damage extremely well. They also reduce screen thickness and weight by 75% and have much lower reflectability using less energy.
It's simply the future of gadgets, even for non-flexible ones, the flexible display will come very handy.
9. cc3493 (Posts: 158; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
But how am i supposed to use a bendy screen? Its not really practical...
Sure, they wont break and may use less energy and etc.
but how am i supposed to text on that? or call someone? or play a game without bending the screen? If you put another layer of something behind or around to stop the bending, then whats the point of the bendy screen?
Plus, im pretty sure the bending has a limit, it wont be able to bend like 180 degrees or something and im pretty sure it will wear over time.
One more issue:
what if i put it in my bag or in my pockets? wont it bend really badly? does it bend back? (as in to a flat position)
and if yes, doesn't that mean too much bending is bad for the screen?
11. tedkord (Posts: 9671; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
He just answered that. A flexible screen in a non flexible device. Put this tech into your current phone and you suddenly have an unbreakable screen.
2. yadu004 (Posts: 72; Member since: 26 Apr 2013)
"if the screen didn't support Samsung's S-Pen functionality" I think screens have nothing to do with stylus functioning. The functioning of the stylus is controlled by a digitizer .
4. amats69 (Posts: 1358; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
Looking forward for this flexible display..i just hope samsung will not ruin the new screen technology with some crappy and ugly phone design...
8. hrasda (Posts: 4; Member since: 27 Sep 2013)
The Galaxy Round will be part of Samsung premium lineup of smartphones codename "Project F" we can expect more at the announcement event of the new Galaxy S5 amongtech.com/project-f-samsungs-premium-lineup-of-smartphones/