Samsung may deliver flexible displays as soon as next year
9. JonBjSig (Posts: 176; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)
When you don't have to worry about transparency there are plenty of materials that can protect the phone better than aluminosilicate glass.
14. MeoCao (unregistered)
That sounds pretty cool, but I really prefer Sony new glass that has 10 times more tension strength than Gorilla. This would help protect the phone even better especially against scratching.
Touching the soft screen does not really appeal to me
23. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
Waiting more news about Sony Odin. :)
29. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1236; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)
May i just say that this is real innovation...not perfect but its a start and Sammy is really brining it!
32. MeoCao (unregistered)
Agree, it may have other application that we yet to find out.
But I think as of now flexible screen is not the best solution for phones.
36. schinnak (Posts: 93; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
Well, we said big screens and less buttons are not practical for mobiles. Look where we are now. Given enough support, flexible screens can be the next big thing on mobiles and tabs.
47. pliskin1 (Posts: 59; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)
I think these flexible displays paired with Cornings upcoming willow glass would be a good combination.
18. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
No one says that this display from beginning will be for a phones, there is more devices in a world than only a phones.
Using OLED technology make flexible display relatively isn't so hard, better news would be if they could improve organic compounds.
42. Ivan6479 (Posts: 249; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
The article clearly states "we still don't have flexible motherboards, or flexible batteries, so don't expect fully flexible phones just yet." as for the body/casing of phones there are plenty of materials on the market which could be used to make a flexible body. The big plus here is finally having a display, which we won't have to worry about getting cracked, when our lovely devices get dropped. We all know what a pain this can be.
44. nasznjoka (Posts: 402; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)
laumia z gon be with the flexible body too
48. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)
That would be disgusting. Sorry to say that bro.
8. asulect (Posts: 131; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)
who said you have to use a flexible screen for a phone? Maybe someone can use it to make single sheet flexible e-reader someday.
16. MeoCao (unregistered)
The article says SS will make the flexible screen for phones.
19. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
First of all the article don't say that Samsung will make flexible display for a phone. Where do you see that?
Primary source is Samsung not author of the article and Samsung did not made any official statements that first device with a flexible display will be a phone.
27. MeoCao (unregistered)
"but Samsung could be the first to make a flexible smartphone display"
Here it is.
31. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
And where it says that Samsung will make flexible display for a phone?
It only says that it COULD BE that...
33. MeoCao (unregistered)
I see, you are right. This is only rumor so of course noting is confirmed just yet.
24. asulect (Posts: 131; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)
Let's be serious, is a flexible phone more useful or a flexible sheet reader more useful? I serious doubt people will pay good money so that they can have a bendable to show off. Companies will be better off spending their R & D on bendable paper instead.
45. Ivan6479 (Posts: 249; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Last time I checked paper was already bendable. LOL Having this technology could change mobile tech as we know it man. The possibilities are truly endless!
20. jpmcnown (Posts: 34; Member since: 03 Jul 2012)
Sounds like something Steve Jobs would ask. Why do you need a flash for a camera phone? Why do you need a larger display on a phone? Why do you need a tablet smaller than 9.7"? The answer to all of these questions is, because, with the exception of iPhone owners, consumers typically know what they want, more than an arrogant CEO.
46. pliskin1 (Posts: 59; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)
Well some CEO's like to shove crap down our throats too.
3. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)
This will be awesome I just hope they put it in their SGIV next year. This is the phone I've been waiting for OLED. organic light-emitting diodes. hopefully it will be better and sharper than the AMOLED PLUS
4. AstronautJones (Posts: 303; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)
Don't even know that the phone does need to be flexible. Biggest draw of this type of display would be as Michael said-more durable, scratch and impact resistance.
But, a phone with a flexible body/keyboard would be more durable as well..
30. Droiddoes (unregistered)
Holy crap it is a micheal h article. I didn't realize since the words "cupertino" "apple" and "iphone/pad/pod" were not heavily inserted.
5. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
And Samsung should get ready to be sued by Apple as they already have a patent for flexible screens. And it's not just smartphone or tablet with flexible screens but just about any ELETRONIC Devcie.
7. alouden (unregistered)
You beat me to it. I was going to say that surely there is a lawsuit coming because of this. Anything with a screen is patented by apple....