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Samsung brands its flexible AMOLED screens as “YOUM”

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Samsung brands its flexible AMOLED screens as “YOUM”
We’ve been hearing about Samsung’s flexible AMOLED screens for a while now. Samsung even showed them off at last year’s CES. Back in June, the company promised that commercial production of flexible AMOLED displays would commence in Q2 of 2012, so it is fitting that Samsung has finally decided to call it something other than “flexible AMOLED.”

Samsung recently filed for a trademark on “YOUM” and has now updated its website referring to its flexible AMOLED technology as YOUM. Samsung also filed for trademarks on WAMOLED, FAMOLED, PAMOLED, and TAMOLED.

Samsung’s display does not consist of any glass; rather it is comprised of TFT Film, an Organic Layer, an Encap Film, and a Polariser. Samsung describes YOUM as “thinner, lighter, and unbreakable.”

While we’re sure the “unbreakable” part could probably be challenged, it is still a product that will be very interesting see come to market. Now that Samsung has finally named its creation, we hope that it is close to integrating YOUM into some upcoming gadgets.

Samsung brands its flexible AMOLED screens as “YOUM”
Samsung brands its flexible AMOLED screens as “YOUM”


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posted on 07 Apr 2012, 22:14 1

1. JSern (Posts: 282; Member since: 22 May 2011)


What if this is used on the coming Google Glass project, you know, just saying

posted on 08 Apr 2012, 00:45 2

5. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


talk about burning your eyes off... they would be constantly focusing on something that close which would strain them and make for a horrible experience if worn for long durations... idk what the googlasses do but they dont have a screen

and what is the point of flexible displays for smartphones? i know for a lot of other stuff its great.. but i dont want my phone bending all the time..

posted on 08 Apr 2012, 08:13 6

8. Bangthering_007 (Posts: 36; Member since: 21 Feb 2012)


The whole point of flexible AMOLEDS is not bendable screens but thinner, lighter and more durable OLED screens!! As these screens dont use the traditional glass substrates they can be made more thinner with polymer substrates. ofcourse you get an additional benefit of flexibility but thats not the reason behind the research of these flexible OLEDs.

posted on 08 Apr 2012, 15:04 2

11. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


ah that makes sense!-- they could also make for some really cool large billboard things on objects

posted on 08 Apr 2012, 17:10 2

12. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


Billboard things on objects? That would be so futuristic man!

But do you remember the "chameleon phone" project? Where the phone's body changes color and matches it's surroundings? I think they can also use the glass for the body and they'll have the entire phone as a screen (there still should be a main screen though). That way it would trully b a chameleon phone!

posted on 08 Apr 2012, 22:24 1

14. KIANO (Posts: 67; Member since: 13 Feb 2011)


Speaking of flexibility of screens. Probably no more worries of phone in back pocket when seating.

posted on 07 Apr 2012, 22:17 7

2. BattleBrat (Posts: 1070; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


YES YES OH GOD IN HEAVEN YES, GIMMIE MY FLEXIBLE GALAXY S IV!!!

posted on 08 Apr 2012, 08:38 2

9. Walter.D.DROID (Posts: 25; Member since: 01 Apr 2012)


Well BattleBrat i think I want the same and in 2013 we'll see that come true +.+

posted on 07 Apr 2012, 22:19 6

3. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5591; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


i think Super AMOLED Flex continued with Super AMOLED Flex+ would've been better.
what if the Galaxy S III uses one of these displays? Samsung will be so ahead of the curb! o:

posted on 08 Apr 2012, 06:18

6. Jonathan41 (Posts: 527; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)


...for about a month lol

posted on 08 Apr 2012, 10:31 5

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


wheb it comes to display tech no one is close to Samsung .. the only way the competition keeps up is through espionage.

posted on 08 Apr 2012, 21:57 3

13. a_tumiwa (Posts: 264; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


Amoled > Super Amoled (sgs1) > Super Amoled Plus (sgs2) > Super Amoled Plus HD (sgs3) > Super Amoled Plus HD Flex/Youm (sgs4)

10 years later...

Hyper Super Duper Amoled Plus HD Extra Flex Core

posted on 07 Apr 2012, 22:41 1

4. TROLL.ISAHA (banned) (Posts: 535; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


AMAZING
Looking forward to this!

posted on 08 Apr 2012, 07:56 1

7. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


YOUMMMY!

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