Can't touch this (yet): Samsung's transparent, flexible screen envisioned on video

Can't touch this (yet): Samsung's transparent, flexible screen envisioned on video
Wondering about possible use cases for futuristic tech like transparent and flexible screens? Samsung might have a few in mind, or at least, that is what we make of this new demo video, which features some completely ordinary people, using tech that obviously doesn't belong to their time.

Basically, the video shows us how, in future times, the transparent and flexible screens that Samsung is working on will be used in all kinds of stuff like super-thin tablet-like devices, watches, smart refrigerators, desktop workstations, vehicle navigation systems, credit cards and so on. While this is all very cool, we can't help but notice how everything else in Samsung's video has stayed exactly the same as we know it today, making the ultra-futuristic gadgets envisioned by Samsung appear a bit out of place. But maybe this is on purpose? A hint that such kind of technology is not that far? Who knows, maybe it's just that Samsung didn't want to waste too much resources on this concept video.

There are some other things that bother us in this video, like why does everyone act so artificially, but that is another story. Do you like the concepts that are showcased in this video? Do you think such devices will find their usage in real life? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments!



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33 Comments

2. bayhuy

Posts: 320; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

Stupid...still I can't see useful implementation of this technology...

5. Daca01

Posts: 10; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

Agree ... no useful at all,cellphone should be personal thing no transparent.Imagne someone watching naced girls or porn.

17. groupsacc

Posts: 232; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

Lightbulbs, PCs, and microchips were all thought useless at the time of invention. There are always people with negativity and never develop.

18. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

tell me please, do you have an iPhone or iPad?

25. rembo65

Posts: 58; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

How do you not see that pen, with pull-out screen, being freaking awesome??

31. zibbyzib2000

Posts: 221; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Lol at 0:57 he's using his pen screen thing to look at an iPad :p

6. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Sammy...Leading Innovation...as always!

16. shy2papa

Posts: 336; Member since: Jan 23, 2010

The Future looks bright indeed, Tony stark aka "iron man" would really like that.

20. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

yeah but it would be really cool if sammy came up with the display tech portrayed in iron man...c'mon sammy Godspeed!

7. mydi.maus unregistered

weve seen this kind of ad way before,so when is samsung releasing flexi thing 2016?samsung makes the ad,apple will design it way better than this crap..

22. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Except Apple don't really innovate on anything and take ideas from others. Samsung will be the first and then Apple will patent it saying it was their invention so the tech dumb public and mainstream media outlets won't know a damn thing and assumed it was the brainchild of our time, Steve Jobs. Don't believe half the crap you are told by Apple, it is nothing but pure marketing BS and hype which sells itself to gullible people like you.

28. Jobes

Posts: 364; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Since when does Apple ever make their own screens?

29. mrllano

Posts: 91; Member since: Aug 20, 2012

Yeah they take ideas from other and sue them

33. Googlethis

Posts: 179; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Its more of they see there compition making something inovative then they patent they use and wala the company cant use the technology they spent money and time on devoloping. Apple+patent system at its best .

10. byazatt

Posts: 316; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

mydi.maus is you thinking inverted or is it just me? sounds like the fruit should not even be mentioned in any news involving screen manufacturers. which screen type is produced by the fruit tree again?

12. eyup_aydin unregistered

Iron MAN :)

13. iameer

Posts: 6; Member since: Apr 17, 2012

common...... can't be just swiping around with just a piece of display.... where are the chips, processors, batteries etc... for goodness sake..... don't tell me, even the battery and chips will be 'CLOUD" based in the future.... ROFL...

14. Mfa901

Posts: 291; Member since: Jul 14, 2012

If my phone will become transparent than it will lost in on time

15. byazatt

Posts: 316; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

The year is 1990: Geek : they have a prototype of a smartphone that whose ram is 4gb Retro : anything bigger 4 kilo bytes is useless in computer ram.

19. XaErO

Posts: 353; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

I've seen some similar videos; and If I'm right those are from the "Corning Gorilla Glass". Just check it out. Its just a thought (yet to be implemented for real life) .. But if it making to our real life, then it can simply be very useful and wonderful. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=LE50vaI1ZeI

21. Aeires unregistered

Where's my flying car that was promised a good 3 or 4 decades ago?

23. atsamman

Posts: 74; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

I would wait for at least 5-10 years for something like that to become really practical

24. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

imposibruu!!!

26. jdep1

Posts: 26; Member since: Nov 06, 2012

That technology has been on the works for over 5 years ago I believe LG started but I could be wrong. The problem is that there is no flexible batteries yet but maybe Samsung found a way. I personally like the idea of the flexibility.

34. Googlethis

Posts: 179; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Ever pull apart a droid razr the battery is pretty flexible for the most part.

32. JunkCreek

Posts: 407; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

must have ALL OVER WIRELESS CHARGER for flexible screen to use to act as a "paper". still A WAYS to go. The power and the mainboard as transparent/flexible is A MUST for act like a paper.

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