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Samsung debunks the myth that the flexible Galaxy Skin phone is anything but a concept render

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Samsung debunks the myth that the flexible Galaxy Skin phone is anything but a concept render
Oh, come on now! It looks that International Business Times has been engaged in some wishful thinking about the Samsung Galaxy Skin flexible phone concept, when it said Samsung is preparing it for launch in Q2 of 2012. 

That's the period when Samsung plans to have production-ready flexible OLED screens, so the publication probably engaged in some extrapolating to tie this timeframe with the launch of a flexible phone from Samsung.

After the news circled around the blogosphere, the Korean company's PR was forced to come up with an official statement that the Galaxy Skin is merely a concept render, created as a project in a Seoul university school of design, and allegedly shown to Samsung representatives when it was taking part in an exhibit:

It is a project that has been carried out by design students and is just a concept product. Samsung was not involved in the project. The students used the name Galaxy Skin and the Samsung logo in their concept to make it look more like a commercial product.

We are at least two years away from designs similar to the Galaxy Skin concept, but Samsung could definitely take note of the naming and the eventual Android Flexy platform idea for bendable handsets. The fact that Samsung researchers managed to create a bendable display that doesn't leave a crease in the middle when folded gives us hope... for 2013.

source: T3

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posted on 28 Sep 2011, 06:31

3. lol just not gomnna happen (unregistered)


ok were does the battery go?? lol

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 20:15

6. Leodrade (Posts: 87; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)


either it would be in that hump in the bottom or it would use some sort of flexible battery which has already been shown in other concept phones

posted on 30 Sep 2011, 02:07

9. battery-concept (unregistered)


Some really thin and flexible battery has been proven concept. The only problem is companies that will be investing on it.

Here's the video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaMqioCWf5M

Here's the Samsung Flexible Amoled Screen that will be used in that design shown at CES 2011.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJEHp15Hoo0

Combine the two and you have a phone.

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 07:02

4. SoyCider (Posts: 18; Member since: 28 Sep 2011)


meh no one laughs

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 21:45

7. Goldendick (unregistered)


Maybe your mom is the battery, I know I gave her quite a charge last night.

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 01:12 3

8. Ivan6479 (Posts: 243; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Maybe it's solar powered?

posted on 30 Oct 2011, 20:03

10. NeXoS (Posts: 277; Member since: 03 May 2011)


Samsung needs to patent that sh!t before Apple steals it and patents it themselves.

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