Samsung contest pays $10,000 for best business plan using a flexible display
Samsung is not requiring that entrants put a timeline in their plan. If you do use one, it can be a simple T+6months, for example. Samsung also is not asking you to make assumptions on what your idea would cost. Instead, they want you to figure out what value your business plan creates and compute how much you could pay for flexible displays to make your business plan commercially viable.
At the sourcelink is a number of rules that you need to read before submitting your business plan. If you get your plan in by September 15th, you will be eligible to receive feedback from Samsung about your plan. The final submission date is October 6th. The best business plan wins $10,000 while there is a $5000 second place prize and $2500 for third place. Good Luck!
source: SamsungFlexibleFuture via SamsungHub
3. promise7 (Posts: 507; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)
flexible display technology is very innovative and futuristic, but i can't find a useful, practical purpose for a flexible screen on a smartphones other than showing off.
4. Tcool (Posts: 39; Member since: 20 Oct 2012)
A 7" flexible screen can be rolled into a pen size gadget. Can you imagine how convenient it is to carry it anywhere? That's one idea to change people's lives.
6. thequota (Posts: 37; Member since: 02 Apr 2013)
and the battery life is going to be how long?
23. AwesomestMaximuss (Posts: 139; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)
depends on the size of the battery,,not flexible display,,,with some of the new battery technologies,u would be surprised to see what they say about the battery life.Btw u can still fit a pretty decent battery(normal ones that r being used today) in something a bit larger than a pen..
8. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1125; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)
I agree its truly innovative
and i like Samsung's contest. By setting this conduct they can understand what customers want and probably make good of this screen tech.
how about a traditional book type tablet? I think it would be cool
15. pwnarena (Posts: 1007; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)
well they've just run out of viable ideas that they're resorting to crowdsourcing of sorts.
not bad considering that 10 grand is small money to pay for an idea that could be profitable to other companies.
16. _Bone_ (Posts: 2145; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
For starters flexible displays are much thinner and take heavy top, side and bending damage, which means the most vulnerable part of your phone will be resistant to most drops and you'll spare the size and weight of the thick gorilla glass.
But that's just to kick things off, moving away from traditional gadgets, and there come the foldable, wearable devices, flexible screens at home, work, in vehicles, at stores and offices, in medical and police use, on clothes and why not?
7. mottykels (Posts: 372; Member since: 15 May 2013)
I have no idea, beauce this is useless without flexible battery and other material >.
24. AwesomestMaximuss (Posts: 139; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)
not necessarily,,,for eghttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v
u see both of the concepts use a non flexible battery,,,first one is really thin,,and the with the second one,the non flexible part contains the battery.
10. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1163; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
soooooooooo samsung made a flexible display. now they dont know what to do with it.
13. Tcool (Posts: 39; Member since: 20 Oct 2012)
You can search YouTube: "Samsung flexible AMOLED display" and be amaze.
26. Tcool (Posts: 39; Member since: 20 Oct 2012)
Yeah, that is shown in Samsung's presentation at CES 2013. That just tell they know what to do with it.
11. Tcool (Posts: 39; Member since: 20 Oct 2012)
In this world of technology, nothing is imposible. Welcome to the new era.
12. Trex95 (Posts: 577; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)
Samsung galaxy T-shirt with flexible display instated of pics Lol.
18. UdhaiyaPrasanth (Posts: 75; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)
I'll be happy if manufacturers are able to produce something that will be really useful to their customers rather than inventing something and then searching for ways how it can be used!
19. softfurryanus (banned) (Posts: 232; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)
Does anybody else remember Samsung's presentation at CES 2013? "Phone. And tablet. Now that's flexibility." I want something like that!
20. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3264; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
Sammy has earned lots and lots of money.
22. RockerC (Posts: 1; Member since: 14 Aug 2013)
This could be a great opportunity for Oculus VR to get Samsung to make a custom flexible display for Oculus Rift VR HMD (Virtual Reality Head Monuted Display)!
Winning this contest with a Oculus Rift prototype for flexible display in a HMD would be great press for Oculus VR.
This technology might not be mature for first-generation Oculus Rifts, so they could be the future for high FOV HMD.
You still just use one panel like Oculus Rift, but instead, the display would be bent in a half-circle around you head.
This way the HMD headset could achieve a much more sleek profile, like the very first Oculus Rift design concept.
25. taikucing (unregistered)
Why don't they make flexibe monitors? I hate triple monitors, there are too many cables. I just want a single ultra wide monitor that can be bent. It's very useful for playing racing games like project CARS & rfactor or working with many windows. Give me an ultra wide flexible monitor.
27. AwesomestMaximuss (Posts: 139; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)
Oh man that stuff wud be orgasmic..lol..really playing multiplayer with no annoying bezels...EPIC..