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Samsung's new AMOLED display is seamless, can be folded

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Samsung's new AMOLED display is seamless, can be folded
A while back ago, we showed you some of the ways that Samsung was working on its AMOLED displays to make them able to twist and turn. But besides this research into more flexible displays, the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology has developed a seamless display that allows you to fold the screen in half without a crease. This could allow for future production of a phone with a huge display that the user unfolds to use. When done using the display, the user simply folds up the AMOLED screen. This will allow the Korean based manufacturer to produce a phone with a large sized screen, but with small measurements.

The seamless display is made from two AMOLED panels, a glass cover, silicone rubber and a modular case. Even when folded 100,000 times, the brightness at the center of the display where the two panels meet, decreased by an amount too small to be noticed by the human eye.

Don't expect to see this technology on a Samsung handset soon. The company says it will take about two years to be used on a new phone as the process needs to be perfected.

source: OLED-Info

Samsung has developed a process to make an AMOLED screen that folds without creases

Samsung has developed a process to make an AMOLED screen that folds without creases


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posted on 12 May 2011, 20:45

1. belovedson (Posts: 832; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


wow amazing

posted on 12 May 2011, 21:01

3. AppleForever (Posts: 7; Member since: 12 May 2011)


retina display is better

posted on 12 May 2011, 21:04 8

4. vantenkiest (Posts: 308; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)


dude really this is tech in the making.. when this comes out.. retina will be dead.

posted on 12 May 2011, 22:16 10

7. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


Retina is useless when one drop can break it xD iphones suck!

posted on 13 May 2011, 01:16 4

15. clevername (Posts: 1428; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


You're retarded. Apple fanboys like you are a shame. Retina is great, I love the display. But this is a leap in technology that will allow for concepts we haven't thought of and thought were only SciFi. Retina just looks good. Fan boys like you are the reason droid fanboys have ammo. And btw I love the iPhone. I'm just not an idiot. Oh and Lopez, retina is amazing, and it doesn't break in one drop. It took dozens of drops to shatter my screen. But that was the glass the retina display still looked sharp, didn't leak, and touch still worked.

posted on 14 May 2011, 12:07 1

33. spectre1006 (Posts: 54; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)


Troll.....

posted on 14 May 2011, 15:45

34. messiah (Posts: 433; Member since: 19 Feb 2010)


bend your retina display, dumbass

posted on 13 May 2011, 16:16

28. Sellcell (Posts: 118; Member since: 16 Mar 2010)


This seems to be about the right amount of time for phone evolution. Think about it, first came the iphone which set the standard for smart phones. Then came the HTC EVO which was another evolutionary jump in cell phone technology. Now phones will increasingly get better processors, cameras, and displays, but nothing to amazing. So when Samsung comes out with these displays that fold, bend or what not, this should be the next evolutionary jump for cell phones. The time frame tends to be about 3-4 yrs for every astonishment.

posted on 12 May 2011, 20:45 1

2. vantenkiest (Posts: 308; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)


ive been hearing about the works of this.. very nice technology. there were some tests done with OLEDs at one point to see if this could be done.. im happy its going somewhere.

posted on 12 May 2011, 21:51 1

5. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


ya. seems pretty cool... but they need to figure everything else out too if they want it to be truly bendy... but i can see how a folding tablet could be a smartphone/tablet combo with this tech.. that cud be a pretty sweet device right there

posted on 12 May 2011, 22:53 1

9. vantenkiest (Posts: 308; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)


ah yes that would be nice. and think of pc tablets too. so cumbersome that it makes them hard to use. this should allow them to be lighter and easier to mannage. also think of the gaming industry can you imagine FPS on a curved screen surrounding you making you actually turn your head to see whats next to you.. Real line of sight

posted on 12 May 2011, 23:04 1

10. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


ya... idk i think that is gonna take at least five years... at least... they cant even do that with tvs right now... i mean practically they cant

posted on 12 May 2011, 23:12

12. vantenkiest (Posts: 308; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)


shhhh I can dream damnit lol

posted on 13 May 2011, 09:57

25. protozeloz (Posts: 5372; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


don't remember if phone arena reported this
http://goo.gl/isuVZ

my guess we may see this real soon, I would like to see a tab that folds in half to fit on a small backpack or a phone that bends on my pocket making it more comfortable to wear.... again batteries are stopping us

posted on 13 May 2011, 23:45

30. america123jeff (Posts: 36; Member since: 14 Apr 2011)


not if we use solar power

posted on 14 May 2011, 07:38

32. protozeloz (Posts: 5372; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


but sun its not there 24/7 :( plus you will need a battery to store the power.... lucky i heard bendable batteries are on the works they work in a cool new way but we may not see them on a phone till 2013

posted on 12 May 2011, 21:57

6. Meha (unregistered)


Look how fast generations of tech are leaping forward :)

posted on 12 May 2011, 22:20

8. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


After all phones manufactures get it like 3 years after samsung gets tired of it, the iphone 10 / 11 will use it and say it was the first xD... the only problem i have against fordable screens are: at the end there will be a hard thick strip of plastic that will hold the battery camera and chips. and no more physical qwertys -__- it will all be touch screen.

posted on 12 May 2011, 23:05

11. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


i would say u r wrong... there are screen tech just as good as the samoled... look at lg phones... and nobody matches the iphone retina diplay ppi... so who exactly did they get that from if nobody has done it...

posted on 13 May 2011, 00:11

13. ap (unregistered)


Samsung is already creating 300+ppi display for devices next year....so Retina display won't be a big deal by next year....and luis_lopez you're right screens like this will eliminate the use of physical qwertys (unless they too can be folded like paper)

posted on 13 May 2011, 00:16 1

14. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


yes, so basically samsung is "copying" apple... i just wanted to get across to this norcal person that apple didnt copy anyone, they actually did it themselves... oh shocker

posted on 13 May 2011, 01:29 2

17. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


Im talking about foldable screens here not retina idiot. i swear lucas you be stalking my comments

posted on 13 May 2011, 10:07 3

26. ap (unregistered)


what is the matter with you??? Why is there something about apple that you drag on in every discussion??? We were talking about foldable displays....theres nothing about displays that Samsung has to copy from Apple....every company wants to have better res displays and they're working hard for it.....

posted on 13 May 2011, 01:22

16. clevername (Posts: 1428; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


I wouldn't count the physical qwerty out just yet. Human ingenuity is determined enough to make a foldable screen. People want real buttons sometimes, so someone will make a qwerty that works.

posted on 13 May 2011, 01:30

18. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


but then the qwerty also has to be very flexable??? and also the sliding mechanism would get stuck alot unless the screen is able to stretch back to straight and smooth.

posted on 13 May 2011, 02:39

19. ogre150 (Posts: 22; Member since: 16 Apr 2010)


What if you have a regular phone sized that folds out the screen, like a clamshell, and one side still just has a regular old sliding keyboard.

Then you could flip the screen out and slide out your keyboard. Kind of like the kyocera echo (I think that's the right phone, it was on Fringe), just a sliding keyboard under one side.

posted on 13 May 2011, 10:59

27. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


but then you cant fold it smaller unless again the qwerty is also very flexible? :\

posted on 13 May 2011, 06:13 1

20. andro (unregistered)


Apple will no doubt try to buy these screens off samsung and claim they are 'changing everything again again again' with it. That or else samsung won't supply them with it and apple will get all angry again and try suing like sulking kids again

posted on 13 May 2011, 06:56

21. IOS5 (unregistered)


cool but Super Amoled still not the best display around, cause still has unreal color and low pixel that looks like old 2D effect! stil prefer IPS panel cause it has better color it least its real that look like 3D. Samsung has good staff but does not has quality and looks fake and ugly!.

posted on 13 May 2011, 09:25 2

24. ChrisTheTechGuy (Posts: 84; Member since: 04 Nov 2010)


I can haz sentences that make sense?
"looks fake and ugly"?
your technical argument is the equivalent of Charlie Sheen's sobriety.

posted on 13 May 2011, 08:34

22. ryq (unregistered)


apple will use this for their iphone 20 in 2013.

posted on 13 May 2011, 09:18

23. IOS5 (unregistered)


Haha funny ryq!

posted on 13 May 2011, 21:06

29. um (unregistered)


um last time i checked apple does not make screens they buy them. is apple not a software company just saying

posted on 13 May 2011, 23:56

31. america123jeff (Posts: 36; Member since: 14 Apr 2011)


i want a 60" tv that i can roll up and put in my backpack. or a tablet computer that i put in my pocket. how about a phone that can be put in a wallet. the possibilities are endless. however we still need flexible batteries, cameras, and and other stuff

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