Bend it like Samsung: 5.5" flexible HD screen on tap for CES 2013
posted by Daniel P. / Dec 20, 2012, 2:16 AM
Not that we are belittling the flexible display achievements, but with today's rigid smartphone screens clocking HD or even Full HD resolutions for the high-end spectrum, the WVGA unit didn't stand much chance in that respect.
Enter CES 2013 in just two short weeks, where Samsung is said to showcase a 5.5" 1280x720 HD screen that can bend and do yoga exercises. Awesome, ain't it? The company will also reportedly bring a 55" flexible screen that is aimed for TVs and such, indicating that the work on actual devices with its bendy panels is progressing nicely.
Samsung had mentioned that the 5.5" yogi can bend until the edges meet, but can't be rolled, but since we can't roll the other electronics in a smartphone either, it's no biggie, just bring it to market in a handset already - at this size the HD resolution means 267ppi, which will be more than decent for a durable, flexible OLED display already.
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As long as it doesnt scratch like resistive screens.
posted on Dec 20, 2012, 2:35 AM 4
i dont get it.......how is that going to be of any use when it will be in a phone or tv that doesnt bend??? what are we going to be able to take it out and play with it or something?
posted on Dec 20, 2012, 2:37 AM 7
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It probably won't break as easy if dropped
posted on Dec 20, 2012, 2:50 AM 9
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this is the start. Others have already bent batteries. Also, there's a wire that's stretchable. Wait a couple of years and we might see a bendable phone. But what I want is a bending phone when you want it to bend and stays sturdy when you want it to stay that way.
posted on Dec 20, 2012, 3:15 AM 2
i mean its cool and all but its these types of things that samsung focuses on that are specifically the "gimmicks" that was talked about sometime ago............they're "cool" but are they "necessary" is the question.....one thing it sure is doing is getting people to believe that, what we "want" is what we need! ...When what we NEED is certainly not what we want..... :( and one thing you mentioned was "the future" ....well thats correct but just like what they're doing now.......are these things aiming for things we will NEED in the future rather than what we are just simply selfish about and think we need them? And in reality we are just being tech hogs or just flat out greedy for more of what we "want"....
posted on Dec 20, 2012, 4:52 AM 0
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Stop bashing Samsung for once and freaking use your brain! Since this tech is bendable, it makes the screen basically unbreakable in everyday situations - if the glass cover cracks, the screen bellow will stay usable and you won't have to pay for the entire digitizer! To put it easy for you - this means a MUCH CHEAPER AND EASIER REPAIR
posted on Dec 20, 2012, 9:22 AM 4
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i just don't understand one thing the display can band so far so good but a phone isn't made just from a display there is the battery which is not bendable there is the body that is not bindable there are many things that can not band on a phone so what is all that excitement about a bendable display
posted on Dec 20, 2012, 7:15 AM 0
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what's the use of this bendable screen anyways? will they make a bendable phone??
posted on Dec 22, 2012, 8:08 PM 0
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