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Samsung's new AMOLED displays might be a tough nut to crack

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Samsung's new AMOLED displays might be a tough nut to crack
Well, finally the dream to sit with your phone in the back pocket might be coming to fruition courtesy of the brainiacs from Samsung Mobile Display. By changing all layers of an AMOLED screen to plastic, and using a material called polyimide (PI), they aim to have a bendable, but unbreakable display shipped to OEMs in two year's time.


A quick look at Wikipedia reveals that PI is a polymer, which “often replaces glass and metals, such as steel, in many demanding industrial applications”. The sheer thought of not having to worry about cracking the most fragile part of our smartphones makes us want to go and dance in the rain. The bendable display (sans the circuit board) gets smacked in the video below, along with a current generation of feeble AMOLED, so head over to satiate your appetite for destruction.


source: OLED-Display via BGR






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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:47 1

1. Pr0cl1v1ty (Posts: 60; Member since: 26 Oct 2008)


That awesome.

posted on 21 Jul 2010, 04:43 1

18. mcmkone (Posts: 54; Member since: 24 Mar 2009)


They should of tried that with an iPhone 4 screen lol, i wounder how apply would respond... Steve Jobs - Ummm.. did you not see the video from our recent conference, sing with me, if you don't got a problem with the iPhone 4 , DON'T BUY IT...! That was such a classic up yours to everyone who had a problem with the so called death grip and design of the phone lol.. you gotta love that guys ego...

posted on 20 Jul 2010, 10:35 1

2. Rock-X (Posts: 14; Member since: 11 Mar 2010)


hahaha when they showed broken AMOLED screen 2nd time I burst into laughters. Great technology. Hope it ll come soon.

posted on 20 Jul 2010, 10:41 1

3. cadetz (unregistered)


now i wonder if Jobs will say something about their screens too... hmmmmm samsung awesome!

posted on 20 Jul 2010, 15:46

9. Fanboys Suck (Posts: 609; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


Why the hell do you need to bring in Steve Jobs and Apple on a freakin' Samsung AMOLED Screen Article... People need to stop this insanity.... Sounds pretty sick though!

posted on 20 Jul 2010, 18:21 1

11. matt1q2aw3 (unregistered)


Why do you need to bring up, bringing up steve jobs.. Samsung is a company of true genious and innovation...I would like to see Samsung not license this product....

posted on 21 Jul 2010, 09:12 1

19. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


whats he gonna say? "our non breakable screen breaks with twice the ease of amoled"?! LOL. The iphone4 fails droptests like crazy.

posted on 21 Jul 2010, 19:57

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


He would prob say, "your hitting it in the wrong spot."

posted on 20 Jul 2010, 10:57

4. ilia1986 (unregistered)


This is downright incredible! But what will be the implications of such a thing on the phone industry? I wonder if we're going to see another revolution here, on the same scale as was with touch-screens.

posted on 20 Jul 2010, 11:37

5. zerglisk (Posts: 544; Member since: 09 Feb 2010)


These高麗幫的is too crazy

posted on 20 Jul 2010, 11:49

6. fsjon (Posts: 119; Member since: 03 Sep 2009)


Love the AM...OLED bgm, haha! AM...OLED, AM AM AM, AM...OLED

posted on 20 Jul 2010, 13:05

7. jrcrow79 (Posts: 477; Member since: 02 May 2008)


the hammers NOT hitting the bendable screen..BUT bending it makes sense as to it not breaking though...hmmm

posted on 20 Jul 2010, 15:25

8. networkdood (Posts: 6267; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


I have the super-AMOLED screen with my CAPTIVATE - stunningly awesome....and an awesome phone.

posted on 21 Jul 2010, 09:52

20. DonkeyPunched (Posts: 321; Member since: 10 Jan 2010)


I just returned mine. Had problems with the death grip, which is much worse than anticipated, the freezing, lagging, and incompatibility to actually sync the phone with a computer, since Samsung hasn't released software for the phone. Fail.

posted on 21 Jul 2010, 17:54

21. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


uhh.. yea.. exept 1) the "deathgrip" is false on the vibrant/captivate. Unlike iphone's lie, it really is a missreading on the graphic at the top. going into the developer menu shows true signal. It will still make calls even when it says no signal. A patch will fix that. the developer mode can be accessed by calling #*#something. Its on the xda forums. 2)samsung did a full galaxy/vibrant/captivate software dump a while ago. mods are in the works 3)apps take care of syncing. download one from the market instead. 4)any lag isnt from the phone, its from samsung's overlays. an easy root and a flash of any rom without touchwiz cures it fast. You have to try damn hard to make that phone chug.

posted on 20 Jul 2010, 17:49

10. xmguy1 (Posts: 68; Member since: 04 Nov 2009)


wow super cool!

posted on 20 Jul 2010, 18:39

12. wade1968 (Posts: 224; Member since: 12 Apr 2010)


Won't do you any good unless the glass is flexable.

posted on 20 Jul 2010, 19:50

14. THEOG (Posts: 20; Member since: 12 Jul 2010)


this is true.

posted on 20 Jul 2010, 20:28

15. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 851; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)


I'm glad somebody here was smart enough to say that. All it means is that maybe it won't crack when you drop it, but instead the glass covering it will.

posted on 20 Jul 2010, 21:05

16. underwood2012 (Posts: 49; Member since: 12 Sep 2009)


From what I understand of the article, This will not need glass on top of the AMOLED screen? Sans, It will not break. I do want to dance in the rain! :P But I am not an expert on screen mechanics, so I do not know if it needs the glass to function. Feel free to correct me if I am wrong.

posted on 21 Jul 2010, 17:56

22. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


if it needed glass to function it would have glass on it. im assuming it would need something to strengthen it so it doesnt bend whenever you touch it, but a thin metal frame behind the screen could do that with no chance of cracking. and btw, the hammer hit that screen many times right through the middle. so whoever thinks it didnt needs to rewatch it.

posted on 20 Jul 2010, 18:47

13. jack395 (Posts: 23; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


Flexible OLED was invented 10+ years earlier along with COLED (Clear OLED), the latter being designed for transparent heads-up display on car windshields. COLED and FOLED were developed not by Samsung.

posted on 20 Jul 2010, 21:50

17. dramadawgz (unregistered)


From the look's of it I don't think it would need glass... I think it would defeat the purpose of the flex screen....I don't know but that's just my thinking i could be wrong.

posted on 24 Jul 2010, 13:32

24. PHONE_GEEK (Posts: 52; Member since: 01 Feb 2010)


im thinking thats good for a concept like nokia morph

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