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Samsung Galaxy Skin concept combines flexible AMOLED display with bendable batteries for twisted fun

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Samsung Galaxy Skin concept combines flexible AMOLED display with bendable batteries for twisted fun
Now don't raise your hopes too high that we will be seeing such a phone in the near future, but the designer Heyon You has drawn a pretty great concept of what Samsung might do with its flexible AMOLED displays one day.

The concept is called Samsung Galaxy Skin, since it flexes, bends and adjusts to the task at hand. There are two fairly rigid sides, and a flexible screen in the middle, so that a number of shapes and poses variations are possible, depending whether you are listening to music, using the GPS in your car, or projecting images from the phone.

The Samsung Galaxy Skin is also meant to be super thin and to use a special version of Google's mobile OS, called Android Flexy, which adjusts the interface according to the phone's current position and the app it is running, as in the renders below:

Samsung Galaxy Skin concept combines flexible AMOLED display with bendable batteries for twisted fun
Samsung Galaxy Skin concept combines flexible AMOLED display with bendable batteries for twisted fun
Samsung Galaxy Skin concept combines flexible AMOLED display with bendable batteries for twisted fun
Samsung Galaxy Skin concept combines flexible AMOLED display with bendable batteries for twisted fun

Samsung Galaxy Skin concept combines flexible AMOLED display with bendable batteries for twisted fun
Samsung Galaxy Skin concept combines flexible AMOLED display with bendable batteries for twisted fun
Samsung Galaxy Skin concept combines flexible AMOLED display with bendable batteries for twisted fun
Samsung Galaxy Skin concept combines flexible AMOLED display with bendable batteries for twisted fun

Samsung Galaxy Skin concept combines flexible AMOLED display with bendable batteries for twisted fun
Samsung Galaxy Skin concept combines flexible AMOLED display with bendable batteries for twisted fun
Samsung Galaxy Skin concept combines flexible AMOLED display with bendable batteries for twisted fun
Samsung Galaxy Skin concept combines flexible AMOLED display with bendable batteries for twisted fun

We'd straight out dismiss this concept as the usual designer daydreaming, not so much because of the extended flexible display radius shown in the concept (we are sure Samsung will be improving on that more and more), but mainly because we thought that batteries will be rigid in the foreseeable future. Flexible printed circuits are finding their way both in the lab and in real life applications, but batteries?!

Flexible transparent Li-Ion battery

Flexible transparent Li-Ion battery

Now Stanford university came out with a transparent Li-Ion battery that is also quite flexible, and will be perfect for placing into a phone like the Samsung Galaxy Skin one day.

The good part is that these flexible batteries retain capacity almost as good as the metal collector-based ones we use in our smnartphones now, and are not going to cost much more to manufacture either. Watch the transparent flexible batteries demo in the Stanford video below, and dream of the times we will have phones like the Samsung Galaxy Skin concept in our hands.

source: Yankodesign & Ubergizmo


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posted on 27 Jul 2011, 08:33

1. Galen20K (Posts: 512; Member since: 26 Dec 2008)


wow, interesting.

posted on 27 Jul 2011, 08:34 1

2. vantenkiest (Posts: 308; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)


this is what im waiting for :P

posted on 27 Jul 2011, 08:44 1

3. ihatelie (unregistered)


dot is noice

posted on 27 Jul 2011, 08:52 2

4. jthiagesan (Posts: 104; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)


Samsung is going to rule the cellphone world in near future :)

posted on 27 Jul 2011, 09:09 5

5. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4003; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


I bet Apple now wishes they didn't sever the partnership they had with Samsung! lol

posted on 27 Jul 2011, 12:07 3

16. Laurynas (unregistered)


What partnership?
Apple was just buying manufacturing services from Samsung.

posted on 28 Jul 2011, 14:44

21. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4003; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


By working together in any aspect or form, makes them business partners. The iPhone 4 is a Samsung phone with an LG screen. (Retina display)

posted on 28 Jul 2011, 14:55

22. Laurynas (unregistered)


Why do you say that iPhone 4 is Samsung phone?

posted on 29 Jul 2011, 06:46

23. Laurynas (unregistered)


@SuperAndroidEvo

"By working together in any aspect or form, makes them business partners."

Samsung and Apple is not a business partners because they are two separate companies and each of them work for themselves.

In current situation Samsung is seller of manufacturing services and Apple is a client who buys thise manufacturing services.

For example if I buy milk from supermarket, that doesn't mean that I and supermarket are business partners...

posted on 15 Sep 2011, 09:04

28. sabarish (unregistered)


Apple's Iphone4 use Samsung owned Hummingbird processor which are nothing but the same used in Galaxy S, Wave S8500 and S8530. But, Apple did some minor tweaks in it, renamed it and calls it as A4 processor. Also, the memory modules used in iphone4 are brought from two companies: Samsung and Toshiba.

posted on 27 Jul 2011, 09:27

6. oddmanout (Posts: 435; Member since: 22 May 2009)


lol his name is He-On-You. Had to take a double take at that. But i'm looking forward to the day this concept becomes a reality. Let this be a lesson to HTC, Apple, Moto, etc... TAKE RISKS! Its 2011 and we have a hundred of the same devices with "upgraded" tech. I'd like to see more than just an upgrade. I want an overhaul.

posted on 27 Jul 2011, 09:32 1

7. MarcACraw (unregistered)


smnartphones lol

posted on 27 Jul 2011, 09:38 1

8. protozeloz (Posts: 5375; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


that looks quite awesome

posted on 27 Jul 2011, 09:44

9. kcombs (Posts: 245; Member since: 15 Dec 2010)


not going to lie that's freaking cool!

posted on 27 Jul 2011, 10:25

10. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


thats pretty cool.

anyone remember the flexible stretchable nokia concept from a few years ago? kinda reminds me of that but with an actual display lol

posted on 27 Jul 2011, 10:28 7

11. alecgale (Posts: 55; Member since: 29 Jun 2011)


they did patent this right? we don't need apple acting like they rule the smartphone world again

posted on 27 Jul 2011, 13:02 1

17. christianqwerty (Posts: 460; Member since: 05 May 2011)


Nothing in this article had anything to do with Apple. geeze

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 11:05

29. ElStellino (Posts: 1; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


True, nothing in this article has to do with Apple, but let me slice down thinner what alecgale said and why:
Apple is notorious for patenting stuff that already exists and try to pass themselves as the inventors of it. Even their iPhone was a copy of the LG Prada on the market one year later.
Apple, enforcing this stupid patents doesn't allow other producers to market their products.
So, did Samsung patent this (before Apple does it and then sues them)?
Claro?

posted on 27 Jul 2011, 10:50

12. xenover (Posts: 172; Member since: 27 May 2011)


Meh, I'll stick with fully solid phones

posted on 27 Jul 2011, 10:59 1

13. rican (Posts: 132; Member since: 02 Jul 2011)


this is pretty sweet but can you imagine the price tag!

posted on 27 Jul 2011, 11:08

14. Peep (unregistered)


yawn. Saw this aaaaaaaaaaaaaaages ago on recombu.
http://recombu.com/news/samsung-galaxy-skin-new-phone-concept-imagines-a-super-thin-flexible-future_M14577.html

posted on 27 Jul 2011, 12:04

15. Laurynas (unregistered)


OLED technology is relatively young and screens based on OLED technology have some really essential disadvantages. My advice would be to improve OLED technology before releasing more OLED technology based screens into the wide world.

posted on 27 Jul 2011, 15:46

18. rameezstar4783 (Posts: 3; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


I phone isnt the smart phone king but it is completely different and special from others

posted on 27 Jul 2011, 15:48

19. rameezstar4783 (Posts: 3; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


This will never happen in this century

posted on 27 Jul 2011, 22:44

20. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


I smell cancer causing chemicals in that fragile lithium ion battery. ;)

posted on 29 Jul 2011, 17:40

24. protozeloz (Posts: 5375; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


then NFC wont allow it to pass.....

posted on 08 Sep 2011, 10:38

26. Jean-Luc (unregistered)


Omg im gonna have to re-buy all my apps when i migrate =(

posted on 08 Sep 2011, 17:44

27. banurx (unregistered)


Nokia has very similar concept ages ago NOKIA 888 but this one is much cooler and working on Android OS. So this could be next marketing bulls eye :)

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