x PhoneArena is hiring! Reviewer in the USA
  • Options
    Close






Samsung may deliver flexible displays as soon as next year

0. phoneArena 30 Nov 2012, 18:00 posted on

We've been hearing promises and seeing demos of flexible displays for a while now. So long that it seems as though the tech may never arrive, but a new report is saying that we could actually see flexible displays as soon as next year, and that Samsung could be leading the pack...

This is a discussion for a news. To read the whole news, click here

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 18:11

1. rgxVOiD (Posts: 440; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


But what about the phone's body then?

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 18:35 8

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.

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 18:44 10

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

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 19:03 8

23. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Waiting more news about Sony Odin. :)

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 20:24 14

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!

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 21:01 2

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.

posted on 01 Dec 2012, 02:38 2

36. schinnak (Posts: 98; 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.

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 01:33

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.

posted on 01 Dec 2012, 10:13

39. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


HURRY UP!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 18:50 2

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.

posted on 01 Dec 2012, 15:13 2

42. Ivan6479 (Posts: 250; 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.

posted on 01 Dec 2012, 15:18

44. nasznjoka (Posts: 402; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)


laumia z gon be with the flexible body too

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 03:29

48. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)


That would be disgusting. Sorry to say that bro.

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 18:14

2. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Why would you want a flexible phone?

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 18:34 4

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.

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 18:46 1

15. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Exactly!

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 18:47

16. MeoCao (unregistered)


The article says SS will make the flexible screen for phones.

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 18:56 1

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.

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 19:16 5

27. MeoCao (unregistered)


"but Samsung could be the first to make a flexible smartphone display"

Here it is.

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 20:47

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...

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 21:03 1

33. MeoCao (unregistered)


I see, you are right. This is only rumor so of course noting is confirmed just yet.

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 19:04 1

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.

posted on 01 Dec 2012, 15:19

45. Ivan6479 (Posts: 250; 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!

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 19:00 3

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.

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 01:31

46. pliskin1 (Posts: 59; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


Well some CEO's like to shove crap down our throats too.

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 18:21 2

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

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 18:21

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..

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 20:33

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.

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 18:22 6

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.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57521482-37/apple-patent-roundup-siri-and-flexible-displays/

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 18:34

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....

Want to comment? Please login or register.

Latest stories