The people have spoken: flexible screens are here to stay... probably
Perhaps most importantly, most of you definitely thought that flexible screens will be useful. Notice the past tense? That one is because of the newly announced Samsung Galaxy Round has kind of failed to excite, and we can tell that from the feedback the curvy phone got on PhoneArena and elsewhere. Of course, the optimistic among you still have something to look forward to – who knows, perhaps you'll deem LG's offering more worthy, though for now there's no reason to believe it'll be something drastically different from its local rival.
About a third of you erred on the side of caution, admitting that there's simply no telling whether flexible screens are here to stay just yet. Smart, and probably the wiser thing to do.
Lastly, a quarter of those that took part in the poll pulled the trigger rather instantaneously and called flexible screens a gimmick, a possibility not a hundred percent out of the question. That being said, even if the dream of truly useful flexible (and we mean actually flexible) displays doesn't come to fruition in the near future, we still think that there are plenty of reasons to be excited about the new tech.
1. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8922; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Just give me a flagship phone with an unbreakable screen, large lasting battery and the latest version of Android and you'll have my money.
5. _Bone_ (Posts: 2140; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
And that's flexible display for your, unbreakable screen, thinner lighter profile that allows larger battery. We only need Sammy to do a Flexus.
13. SAYED-EJAZ (Posts: 224; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)
Flexible is usefull when a 5inch phone can make it to 10inch tablet because of flexibility . :)
19. Miracles (Posts: 560; Member since: 31 Aug 2013)
They probably already have something like that. But I doubt they'd put it out in the market, cuz people won't buy another phone after that. It'd only hurt their business.
So that why we saw Samsung put out the 'Round'. Its not fooling nobody.
23. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6737; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
i LOVE OLED unbreakable SCREENS
24. techaman (unregistered)
its foled flexible organic light emitting diodes i remember the first time i seen them in mit and other places amazed that was 10 years agolove wear we are going with this tech, i think it needs to be on a arm band.
2. sss_ddk (Posts: 62; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)
what if we start using our phones as an ashtray!
3. cameogt (Posts: 88; Member since: 18 Oct 2012)
i love the idea of "flexible" display. but not the likes of Galaxy Round. i thought it's a gimmick.
21. Tommy1960i (Posts: 102; Member since: 11 Oct 2013)
Well, I kind agree so we will see ho they will perform on market.
6. SonyFindOneDroidple (Posts: 502; Member since: 11 May 2013)
Flexible display.. The meaning of such that people really want to see isnt yet achievable.!!
We need flexible battery too we need flexible parts more and more! Just accept that for now only durability is lifted
7. Diazene (Posts: 129; Member since: 01 May 2013)
some people thought 3D phone screens would be useful as well
flexible screens sure are useful, not because of their physical flexibility, but because of the flexibility of their use, I mean, they're thin and light
but I still don't like OLED
8. Diazene (Posts: 129; Member since: 01 May 2013)
I wonder why some people think flexible screens are unbreakable?
9. JMartin22 (Posts: 1245; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)
It's a gimmick or it's practical, it all depends on how manufacturers tread when incorporating it into applicable use. If the aspect is geared more towards flashy marketing sensationalism and less towards thought and concept; then we'll have our answer.
10. abhijithkumar.nit (Posts: 44; Member since: 09 Apr 2013)
This technology has great prospect but samsung's execution is bad to say the least!
12. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2866; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
Yes...Its definitely looks useful for durable, stronger, cheaper screens, allow larger batteries, different new hardware inside and lighter phones.
14. wando77 (Posts: 326; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)
Can't wait for apple to invent flexible screens in 3 years time
27. fanboylemonkiller (Posts: 15; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)
samsung makes apple screens so its not really apple who invents anything
15. brober (Posts: 3; Member since: 05 Sep 2013)
Need to distinguish between "flexible" meaning consumer can manipulate the shape and "curved" or "shaped" meaning the manufacturer manipulated the shape.
17. Chris.P (Posts: 309; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)
It's a topic of discussion at the office already. I agree, at this point it appears we may have to go with curved or whatever, since flexibility communicates a rather different (and cooler) concept ;).
18. silencer271 (Posts: 231; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)
Love it. The people think its worth it vs isheep websites thinking it was a horrible idea because its not made by apple. Stick it!
20. Tommy1960i (Posts: 102; Member since: 11 Oct 2013)
How are we going to use this phone, I mean its cool but is it practical?
22. djripster (Posts: 133; Member since: 10 Dec 2011)
I can see how the Galaxy Round is easy to hold because of the curved display, but I feel portrait texting will be hard with these ergonomics...