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Samsung flexible display patents include pull-out and rollable concept units

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Samsung flexible display patents include pull-out and rollable concept units
Samsung flexible display patents include pull-out and rollable concept units
 Remember that amazing TAT concept video where the guy wakes up and stretches the screen out of his seemingly compact smatphone unit to read the news easier? If you don't we are embedding it below. Well, we are nearing reality with this one, as Samsung's flexible display patents show.

The Korean conglomerate has filed for patents depicting a pull-out, rollable and bendable screens for flexible display gadgets. The pull-out stuff is rather interesting, as it essentially has to combine a rollable portion as well, in the section where the sensor, power supply and control units are, in order for you to pick one side of the screen and stretch the whole gadget from a smartphone to a 7" tablet, for example.

Samsung flexible display patents include pull-out and rollable concept units
It will also have to be a rather thin yet sturdy display, allowing you to use it as a touchscreen when extended without flexing too much under your digits.

The bendable concept is also pretty interesting, as it allows you to just fold a 7-incher in two, for example, achieving a much smaller, eventually pocketable footprint. For this one we know for sure that Samsung's R&D has cracked the code, as it outed a paper last year explaining how it achieved that without crease in the middle to degrade the image on the screen with visible "seams".

We can't wait for the first flexible display gadgets from Samsung - the screens themselves are supposed to enter mass production in Q3, and by that time Samsung should already have a few prototypes that will utilize them. We fully expect a few leaks here and there that will shed some light on the mystery patent schemes above as well.

source: PatentBolt


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posted on 07 Mar 2012, 08:19 5

1. android_hitman (Posts: 591; Member since: 07 Jul 2010)


i bet apple already patented that in 1997 when SJ was smoking... so tough luck sammy...

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 08:20

2. tacohunter (Posts: 408; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)


I can't watch the video, it's blocked for copyright infringement in my country. Contains content from RTBF.

any alternatives?

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 08:23 4

3. android_hitman (Posts: 591; Member since: 07 Jul 2010)


yeah, find another country and F***ck off ACTA

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 10:07 1

11. protozeloz (Posts: 5369; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


here

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctxLW43nSeM

its not the complete video, but gives you an idea, sorry

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 11:09 1

12. tacohunter (Posts: 408; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)


thx, it works.

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 08:23 1

4. Hmong_Xiong (Posts: 32; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


Saw the Mac keyboard and stopped the video. We're still gonna use keyboards in 2014?

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 08:25 1

5. jacko1977 (Posts: 384; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


they couldnt coz apple only copys old tech & patents it and says that did it so good luck with that

that was an answer to no 1

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 08:32 4

6. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


U know, after snapping an HTC LCD screen this morning while trying to replace the glass touch front, I am even more excited for flexible LCD technology. lol.

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 08:44 3

7. windowsRocks (Posts: 148; Member since: 28 Oct 2011)


After watching this video I felt like am i living in 30th century?? Awesome concept i must say. GO SAMMY

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 09:07 2

8. shadez10 (Posts: 395; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


Nokia is already developing this kind of technology...

remember the concept nokia 888?.. and also they are currently working on nano technology...

nokia is kinda ahead of samsung...

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 09:22 2

9. plgladio (Posts: 311; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


All the very best for the team behind this.

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 09:23 3

10. PhoneLuver (Posts: 463; Member since: 05 Jul 2010)


Awesome concepts! Kind of takes the wind out of standard tablets.

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 11:13 1

13. gallitoking (Posts: 4682; Member since: 17 May 2011)


wont sell...

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 14:54 4

14. Mandroid (Posts: 209; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


Just like your mom on a busy street corner. Shut it.

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 19:17

16. gallitoking (Posts: 4682; Member since: 17 May 2011)


wow.. personal attacks.. how old are you again...

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 17:34

15. Baseballer (Posts: 131; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


this is cool!

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