Samsung might release first smartphone with flexible screen this week, unveils 5.7" unbreakable bendable display
The new alleged flexible screen will be extremely lightweight at just 5.2 grams, lighter than LG’s 6” display. It will also be remarkably thin at just 0.12mm. The screen will support the full 1080 x 1920 pixel full HD resolution, just as the current AMOLED on the Note 3.
The curved-screen Galaxy Note 3 is expected to run on a quad-core chip (likely the Snapdragon 800).
An interesting new measure to compare flexible screens is just how much they bend. Samsung’s display is the champion in that regard as it sports a curvature radius of 400mm, more than twice that of LG’s rival technology.
Right now, Samsung Display confirmed its using its 5.5-Gen line for making the screens. Its monthly capacity is limited at around 1 million screens per month.
source: ETNews via OLED-info
1. mr.techdude (Posts: 263; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)
I don't care about this cause it has no practice use unless if it manages to consume much less battery power then why not. I just want OEMS or someone to make battery's that are thin and small but can last for a whole day non-stop high graphic games I mean that's how I want a battery to last in general.
2. NexusPhan (Posts: 296; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)
You don't care about having a phone with an unbreakable screen?
5. asulect (Posts: 130; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)
Display screens usually don't break, it's the touch screen above the screen that break most of the time.
17. raunak (Posts: 458; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)
No one cares if it's the display that breaks or the touch panel. When he said screen, he meant the whole setup. So yes, flexible displays have the advantage of being tough.
22. asulect (Posts: 130; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)
If there's a technology available to put the "whole setup" including both touch screen and display onto the same package and the phone will be releasing soon, don't you think people are already demoing that now instead of just showing a non touchable display?
21. alila2 (Posts: 115; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)
i'm pretty sure the what you call touch screen will also be a flex screen otherwise it wont make sense to have a flex screen with a solid one on top , it wont be called flex screen after all and it wont act like one.
23. asulect (Posts: 130; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)
Sometimes companies will push technology that sound cool to consumers, but in reality they are nothing more than a gimmick. Just look at how hard company tried to push 3D TVs and cameras to us the last few year. Bendable and unbreakable may sound cool, but are they really that practical that you rather companies be pushing now than them spending their research on battery life instead?
27. McLTE (Posts: 590; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
When you buy one and drop your phone face down.. on a rock.. and NOTHING happens, you'll be glad you have one.
If you don't buy one and drop your phone and shatter your screen, you'll wish you did!
I just hope these flexible screens are as scratch resistant as the current gorilla glass displays and have the same feeling as glass as well.
Those of you who think this is a gimmick or not innovative, you are very short sighted.. this is a significant thing for our phones!
30. almostdone (Posts: 61; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)
Another advantage apart from being almost impossible to break it's extremly thin. This can only be a good thing to allow for larger battery, better camera modules (larger) and thinner phones.
What's wrong with that?
7. _Bone_ (Posts: 1750; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
You don't care cause you don't know crap about it. Flexible display takes face, side and bending damage supremely well, it's 80% lighter and thinner to current display+digitizer+glass, uses less energy and has less reflectibility.
10. asulect (Posts: 130; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)
They didn't mention how they are going to implement the touch sensor on that plastic display yet. We will have to see.
28. Shatter (Posts: 1658; Member since: 29 May 2013)
Also it should help kill off whole screen replacements. For example phones that use OGS usually require the entire screen to be replaced $200 vs just the glass $20.
11. fanboy1974 (Posts: 826; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)
I disagree. I just watched a video that just transformed something the size of a three musketeer candy bar into a 7 inch tablet. That's Avatar sci-fi tech if you ask me. Can you imagine fitting a 10 tablet in your pocket or having a wallet size foldable phone with unbreakable 7" display?
And here I thought Apple would have a good year in 2014. This tech will just be all over the place in 2014. The first time regretting my iphone 5s purchase. I don't see Apple doing this.
12. asulect (Posts: 130; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)
Hmm. I believe bendable and foldable are not the same. I don't see how they can let you fold the display without you getting ugly fold marks on the screen.
13. JunBringer (Posts: 85; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)
I think it'll roll up onto some sort of cylinder, so no fold marks, assuming they release something retractable like that.
14. asulect (Posts: 130; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)
How is carrying a rolled up phone any more comfortable than a flat one?
19. hassoups (Posts: 27; Member since: 06 Jun 2013)
Well the only way you'll see this tech in an iPhone is if they abandon lcd and go for amoled... Highly unlikely if you ask me
3. emadshiny (Posts: 763; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)
how can the screen bend while other parts of phone (body, battery, processor) are not bendable?
6. Tcool (Posts: 38; Member since: 20 Oct 2012)
You have to accept the fact that in this world of technology, nothing is impossible.
8. asulect (Posts: 130; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)
or you have to accept the fact that samsung may be releasing another galaxy gear like product.
32. shuaibhere (Posts: 593; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
Or you've to accept you're jealous that your beloved company(whateva it may be) isn't releasing this product first...
16. synot (Posts: 79; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)
because it will work like polaroid camera where the screen slides out of the phone for usage and slides back in after use (if i am correct)
24. asulect (Posts: 130; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)
I guess slide out screen is very practical and you will buy your phone based on this feature.
33. shuaibhere (Posts: 593; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
i guess how useful it maybe you'll never buy it...because you hate samsung....stop trolling..
29. McLTE (Posts: 590; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Is it so hard to understand here that the main purpose of this bendable screen RIGHT NOW is for durability? We aren't going to have phones we can fold up for a long, long time.
Also, phones will curved displays will be more common, as shown by the Samsung Round.. screens that wrap the display.
I'll repeat.. NO PHONES THAT ACTUALLY BEND.
The thing to get excited about is being able to drop your phone and feel confident that it won't shatter.
4. good2great (Posts: 953; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
rushing to be the first again huh sammy?
37. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1334; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Yep you know how they like to copy Apple *cough* buggy iOS 7 *cough*
9. vijaysivakula (Posts: 113; Member since: 17 Aug 2011)
Umm.... Be prepared for some more law suits. I am sure some one at Apple will bring out an old toilet roll that says Steve Jobs dreamt of something like this while pooping.
18. yadu004 (Posts: 47; Member since: 26 Apr 2013)
Don't worry the screen is for viewing and not for wiping som1's ass.. :)
26. tedkord (Posts: 3414; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
34. shuaibhere (Posts: 593; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
I just can't take it...they patent every thing to sue others..
38. jacko1977 (Posts: 336; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)
funny the date is after the announcement of the sammy screen at the show they get on stage with
31. moroninc (Posts: 141; Member since: 14 Jul 2012)
Didnt he want a gadget to browse the net while 'doing the business' in the toilet?
15. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 1548; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
Good competition. 4.7" updated to 5.7" great PA. :D
20. Dizpha (Posts: 5; Member since: 15 Sep 2013)
They say good things comes to those who wait... Thank God i didn't buy the #iphone_5same.,
25. wrm2013 (Posts: 109; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)
You can bet at apple head quarters right now their lawyers are drafting the lawsuit filings.
35. PorkyBurger (Posts: 28; Member since: 18 May 2013)
NO SAMSUNG, DON'T RUSH IT, PLEASE! DON'T, JUST DON'T!
HAVEN'T YOU LEARNED FROM GALAXY GEAR? GODDAMNIT, SAMSUNG!
36. Epicness1o1 (Posts: 80; Member since: 30 May 2013)
They have chosen a really good video for the flexible screens