Flexible Samsung tablet concept out with specs, bottom part folds to a stand and keyboard


Samsung showed working prototypes with its YOUM brand of flexible displays at the CES expo this year, but besides a dreamy concept video there haven't been much news on its alleged tablet with bendable AMOLED panel so far.

This just changed as a flexible 10" tablet render has leaked, and some specs are thrown in for a good measure. The bendy panel is supposed to sport Full HD 1920x1080 pixels resolution, lit up by a 1.6 GHz Exynos 5 Octa processor, paired with 2 GB of RAM, 16/32 GB of storage, and microSD card slot for more. A 3 MP front camera plus a beefy 8000 mAh battery are supposed to round up the flexible Samsung tablet.

Of note is the lack of a rear camera, as the top part of the slate is seemingly thinner than the bottom, which can bend, thus serving as both a stand, and maybe a keyboard half when the need arises, though the space seems too tight to fit a decent QWERTY.

The render looks like the patent sketches below that Samsung filed not long ago, so it might be partially based on them, but mum's the word on when or whether are we going to see it in flesh and blood. What do you think, would you have a use for such a bendable tablet concept?

source: Mobileaks.nl

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28 Comments

1. hateftotti

Posts: 231; Member since: May 03, 2011

Awesome ...

26. AnTuTu

Posts: 1620; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Hands down ^.....^

27. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

soon day will come that we can carry 11 inch tablet by folding it in half and keeping it smaller pockets.

2. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

Nice :)

8. syedej123

Posts: 71; Member since: Jan 08, 2013

We should be with samsung instead of nokia last 15 years..when things came to the right hands technology started flying than time... Long live samsung..we all are with you . With love .

12. rcl4444

Posts: 48; Member since: Oct 06, 2012

Guys, starting to sound like some of those blindly faithful Apple fans here. I have (and really like) SGS1,2 & 3 plus Samsung TV's and monitors, but I'm not about to buy everything Samsung nor believe they are all wonderful, best at everything they do or even care about me as a consumer! Neither them nor ANY corporation are worthy of love or blind devotion. They're all in it for our money and profits, not for our well being. I value fellow Android supporters for their objectivity (as compared to many Apple fans)... hope this isn't changing.

17. SPASE

Posts: 261; Member since: May 03, 2013

I like the concept and I really hope Samsung goes with it. doesn't make anyone a fanboy!!!

20. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 913; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

I've shared the same sentiments with many other fellow Android users. Well said rcl4444.

3. thethird

Posts: 72; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

Samsung can take my money any time soon. Bring this on! [+]

4. decent4u

Posts: 75; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

wouldn't it be better if this folded vertically not horizontally this way it will also have a more DECENT QWERTY (its so fun typing qwerty) qwerty qwerty qwerty qwerty hehe ;p

6. starandmountain

Posts: 53; Member since: Apr 01, 2012

i agree with you, they should fold it vertically. If you want to watch a serie you can use it as tablet and if you want to use it as a laptop. that would be the ultimate device! It does look nice too as it is now ghehe:P

5. Kurai unregistered

it looks elegant and beautiful!

7. Silencerzzz

Posts: 21; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

This one definitely way more innovative than useless boom sound and blinfeed.

13. LukeTT

Posts: 13; Member since: May 03, 2013

Your sentence would've sufficed if it ended at "innovative". I agree that it's innovative, but I just don't think you need to go around bashing other companies for making their own technologies. Fanboyism won't make the world any better.

15. Silencerzzz

Posts: 21; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

My comment came with the existing red thumb from other ignorant fanboy who thumbs down other's comment.

22. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

There is nothing innovative about boom sound, its still horrible phone speaker quality. Go get a pair of real speakers + a subwoofer if you want good sound quality. Blink feed is a ripoff of flipboard and is worse.

9. Doctor.Who

Posts: 5; Member since: May 23, 2013

Pretty nice :)

10. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Now this is what i call INNOVATION

11. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

Nice move again !

14. poping unregistered

. pls patent this before the evil fruit copies it and sues everybody... .

16. Diego!

Posts: 876; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

Stunning design!!!

18. tokuzumi

Posts: 1923; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

I wonder how well this will hold up. While it's only a rendering, if you bend plastic back and forth enough times, it eventually stresses, and breaks. If this is a real device, I will be curious to see how this is addressed.

21. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

The problem of samsung is the part where the display is bending gets lesser brightness over the period of usage.. Lets just wait and rely on these tech wizards

19. lhtbinh1909

Posts: 94; Member since: Apr 02, 2013

Physical button (most likely capacitive buttons too) and onscreen buttons, just a concept that never come true!

23. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

On custom roms its a true concept.

24. BigBoss10

Posts: 279; Member since: Aug 31, 2012

SAMSUNG CAN..... APPLE CANT : D

25. _PHug_

Posts: 482; Member since: Oct 11, 2011

That's hot

28. Jermainesmit

Posts: 43; Member since: May 01, 2014

Always great to see my old concepts back. But yes this was based on does patents. I felt having 2 different colors made it stand out more. Lucky i know how to make things better now and of course getting better angles. Anyway thank you for sharing! (sad that they guy from Mobi removed my name and logo on more concept ugh)

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