Samsung’s display division, Samsung Display Co., has entered the last phase of the development of flexible displays. It is not yet clear how much Samsung has invested in the technology, but it is coming up.
Probably the best thing about plastic flexible screens is that they are much harder to break than brittle glass.
As we are starting to reach a point when resolution on screens becomes more higher than the human eye can discern, phone makers will certainly look for new and different ways to bring innovation and extra value, and finally margins to their products.
The new Samsung displays will use the OLED technology, layered on top of a plastic foil. While Samsung is the first, it is not the only one that is doing research in flexible screen. LG, Sony and Sharp are also developing similar solutions.
source: WSJ, Total Telecom