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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...

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posted on 30 Nov 2012, 18:38 2

10. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Only in the US of A. Rest of the world they get spanked badly ... remeber UK recently ... there it was double spank ...

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 19:01

21. alouden (unregistered)


Patent law is not my specialty. I am quite ignorant to be honest. But isn't the idea to patent the process and not the idea?

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 19:14 1

26. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


No longer. Patent is a piece of creative writing submittable and endorsed by patent office.

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 18:30

6. mydi.maus (unregistered)


huuh?!where the battery/headphone jack gonna be @?? i dont think we have reach there yet..

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 18:44

13. 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.

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 18:40

11. someones4 (Posts: 625; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)


Doesn't the display have to be protected by another sheet of glass? If so, then there will be no difference to regular displays. if not, then how durable is the display?

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 18:49

17. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Samsung loves plastic ... or cheap plastic as guys from other side of fence shout from rooftop. So display also would go plastic
http://online.wsj.com/article_email/SB10001424127887324556304578116392091283994-lMyQjAxMTAyMDEwMzExNDMyWj.html

And when Apple clones it then plastic (only Apple's version) would become premium...

posted on 01 Dec 2012, 08:19

38. someones4 (Posts: 625; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)


Plastic is good. plastic is strong and light. polycarbonate is plastic. Couple that with carbon fibres and it is almost perfect.

posted on 01 Dec 2012, 15:00

41. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


yes this is known to those who are on this side of the fence ... on the other side glass and aluminium rules at least as of now :)

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 18:42

12. imkyle (Posts: 1076; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


That would be sick.

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 19:02

22. bluescreen (Posts: 154; Member since: 22 Nov 2012)


how much are they gonna want for this....2fingers and ur big toe?

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 19:11

25. lukasound (Posts: 152; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


There are no flexible displays on the market yet because they still had enough improvements to include in every new generation of product. Resolution, size, brightness... when they spend all those steps of visible improvements, they will need to have their screens flexible or add shaving blades to a phone.
As far as technology is concerned, we could have had full hd flexible displays years ago, just like we could have had monochromatic displays on phones today if there was less competition... It's all about the money.

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 20:08

28. lyndon420 (Posts: 4565; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Wrap that sucker completely around the phone with the seam at the back where it could meet up with a long thin customizable L.E.D. right in the center for notifications etc.

(i think I just peed a little)

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 21:22

34. WirelessCon (Posts: 311; Member since: 11 May 2010)


lyndon420, that would be so cool. I bet it could happen by 2014. 2013? If the Corning/Samsung partnership made some breakthroughs last year like some old rumors said, then...maybe.

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 21:28

35. WirelessCon (Posts: 311; Member since: 11 May 2010)


You know what? I wouldn't mind a 5.3 inch flexible shatter resistant 1080p display on one side and a 5.3 inch flexible shatter resistant e-ink display with glow light on the other side with extremely thin bezels. Throw in Samsung's 128gb flash storage and we have a monster multi-media device. What the Hell, toss an S-pen in there.

posted on 01 Dec 2012, 03:30

37. tec-seeker (Posts: 4; Member since: 01 Dec 2012)


I wonder how will a phone with that display look like

posted on 01 Dec 2012, 15:14

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


the s4

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 12:25

49. Rayvelynn (Posts: 124; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Samsung better hurry up & patent that if that haven't already. Need to beat Apple to something.

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 10:36

50. molanjames (banned) (Posts: 80; Member since: 11 Oct 2012)


If this makes phones much less prone to damage when dropped, and if they make them waterproof too, this is a big step forward in general phone durability

posted on 07 Dec 2012, 18:08

51. zegarek (Posts: 6; Member since: 02 Oct 2012)


Well, flexible, full colour and even mid-dpi displays would make possible things like this:
1.The e-book reader can be folden into a shape suitable for your pocket.
2.The qwerty keys can turn into specific games' buttons, app icons or change alphabets while covered with the display and transparent rubber, not font paint and rubber.
3.Snap-on smartphone cases can change colours and patterns, can display 'live' patterns.
4.You can change the picture on your t-shirt
5.Products with animated labels.
6.You can drop or throw someone your phone not being scared of scrathing or cracking.
7.Animated banners hools-proof.
8.Sails with animated banners.
9.A tent with a build-in TV.
10.Screens everywhere, on everything (current ones are to heavy and sensible to build them into bus' walls, and these ones would be even the same shape as the vehicle)
11.You can fold your 50-inch telly and take it to the toilet with you, no need to stop the movie.
12.You can tie a robber with your tablet.

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