Handheld gadget with flexible display poses for the camera, carries a Samsung logo

Handheld gadget with flexible display poses for the camera, carries a Samsung logo
Flexible AMOLED displays made by Samsung are something that we have already heard about. We have even been presented with awesome looking concepts showing off how the technology could make our lives better one day. But how many times have we seen an actual working device with a bendable display? 

Well, the gizmo that you see in the images could very well be the first one on the list. From the looks of it, however, the Samsung-made device in the photos is more likely to be a media player of some kind and not a smartphone, but its curved display sure looks intriguing.

Last year, Samsung made a promise that it will bring consumer products with flexible displays to market by the end of 2012. And with today's leak, we can already imagine getting our itchy hands on one of them. That is, of course, unless the images we have here are fake, but since the screen displays a different image in every shot, we can assume that the gadget is indeed a working unit and not a mere dummy. Or could it just be something that some bloke photoshopped in their spare time? Feel free to share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

source: XDA.cn (translated) via Sammy Hub


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23 Comments

1. Arpad

Posts: 40; Member since: Jan 05, 2012

I doubt the entire phone is bendable. Probably only some "bending zones" do bend. Where the cpu, memory is wont bend. I also doubt it can bend over 90 degrees.

15. cheetah2k

Posts: 2271; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

They would have non bend zones that are generally flat, and interconnect all components with the flexible ribbon wiring. It's been demonstrated possible before by Samsung.

21. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

Galaxy Flexus?

23. LoneShaolin

Posts: 307; Member since: Jan 14, 2012

Nice.....

2. arcq12

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

what is the point of bending the phone though? I'm not getting it..

8. kainy

Posts: 165; Member since: Aug 10, 2011

Nokia did have a demo of bending display and navigation trough menus and zooming on pics and stuff you should check it ;)

13. warrenellis

Posts: 102; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

more bendable screens = less broken screens

14. BioTek

Posts: 53; Member since: Jan 23, 2012

Some enjoyable entertainment for a couple of minutes.

17. wright

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 14, 2012

yeah seems cool and all but im not getting it either

3. simplyj

Posts: 406; Member since: Dec 23, 2009

looks stupid

4. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

bend it around ur wrist? like a watch maybe....

6. buggerrer

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

its not a phone, more like a media player

7. solidsnakeduds013

Posts: 221; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

who wants that?

9. bikerbill12

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

its real we make material that they use to make the display.They sputter the metal we.make onto a flexible laminate and use surface mount to make the display totally flexible And they are making 60" screens that fold up into your pocket for TVs . Those should be showing up by the end of the year . Samsung has kept us busy for the last year and his year too

10. IgorEfremenko

Posts: 108; Member since: Nov 30, 2011

Usually, it's soft and bendable. All you need to make a call is just to stroke it a little to get it hard... Sorry guys, I couldn't resist :)

11. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

did we get Samsunged or is that the Galaxy flexi ?

20. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

You mean the Galaxy Flexus?

12. dejahu

Posts: 35; Member since: Feb 01, 2012

Oh how slap bracelets have evolved from the late 80's / early 90's.

16. Hildy

Posts: 34; Member since: Nov 23, 2011

If I can stick it in my back pocket and sit on it, great. Otherwise, why?

18. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

The picture has the device open to a phone dialer. Looks cool. I'd like to see apple Sue over a design like that.

19. ilani

Posts: 90; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

I Miss my Flip-Phone! can you imagine a Flip-SmartPhone?

22. OpTiKaWn

Posts: 10; Member since: Oct 30, 2011

IF u look its in the exact same position in every single picture its probly just a curved screen at least for this model here, I do know for a fact there is bendable screens even Sony had workable demos years ago.... but I doubt the one here bends up it looks solid just made into that position to show off the flexability. Who knows it may bend but UN till they show more pictures in different position or a video then womp wimp who cares... this is one thing with about 2 uses 1 is to prevent screens from breaking and 2 would be to have a small device with a giant fold out screen, other wise not much use maby to make things with weird shaped screens around it like a globe or cylinder or something but really nothing of super use u know...

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