Samsung brands its flexible AMOLED screens as “YOUM”
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.
1. JSern (Posts: 282; Member since: 22 May 2011)
What if this is used on the coming Google Glass project, you know, just saying
5. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; 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..
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.
11. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)
ah that makes sense!-- they could also make for some really cool large billboard things on objects
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!
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.
2. BattleBrat (Posts: 1055; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
YES YES OH GOD IN HEAVEN YES, GIMMIE MY FLEXIBLE GALAXY S IV!!!
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 +.+
3. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5558; 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:
10. remixfa (Posts: 13902; 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.
13. a_tumiwa (Posts: 239; 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
4. TROLL.ISAHA (banned) (Posts: 535; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)
Looking forward to this!