Samsung Galaxy Skin concept combines flexible AMOLED display with bendable batteries for twisted fun
posted by Daniel P. / Jul 27, 2011, 8:22 AM
The concept is called Samsung Galaxy Skin, since it flexes, bends and adjusts to the task at hand. There are two fairly rigid sides, and a flexible screen in the middle, so that a number of shapes and poses variations are possible, depending whether you are listening to music, using the GPS in your car, or projecting images from the phone.
The Samsung Galaxy Skin is also meant to be super thin and to use a special version of Google's mobile OS, called Android Flexy, which adjusts the interface according to the phone's current position and the app it is running, as in the renders below:
We'd straight out dismiss this concept as the usual designer daydreaming, not so much because of the extended flexible display radius shown in the concept (we are sure Samsung will be improving on that more and more), but mainly because we thought that batteries will be rigid in the foreseeable future. Flexible printed circuits are finding their way both in the lab and in real life applications, but batteries?!
transparent Li-Ion battery that is also quite flexible, and will be perfect for placing into a phone like the Samsung Galaxy Skin one day.
The good part is that these flexible batteries retain capacity almost as good as the metal collector-based ones we use in our smnartphones now, and are not going to cost much more to manufacture either. Watch the transparent flexible batteries demo in the Stanford video below, and dream of the times we will have phones like the Samsung Galaxy Skin concept in our hands.
source: Yankodesign & Ubergizmo
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I bet Apple now wishes they didn't sever the partnership they had with Samsung! lol
posted on Jul 27, 2011, 9:09 AM 5
What partnership? Apple was just buying manufacturing services from Samsung.
posted on Jul 27, 2011, 12:07 PM 3
@SuperAndroidEvo "By working together in any aspect or form, makes them business partners." Samsung and Apple is not a business partners because they are two separate companies and each of them work for themselves. In current situation Samsung is seller of manufacturing services and Apple is a client who buys thise manufacturing services. For example if I buy milk from supermarket, that doesn't mean that I and supermarket are business partners...
posted on Jul 29, 2011, 6:46 AM 0
Apple's Iphone4 use Samsung owned Hummingbird processor which are nothing but the same used in Galaxy S, Wave S8500 and S8530. But, Apple did some minor tweaks in it, renamed it and calls it as A4 processor. Also, the memory modules used in iphone4 are brought from two companies: Samsung and Toshiba.
posted on Sep 15, 2011, 9:04 AM 0
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lol his name is He-On-You. Had to take a double take at that. But i'm looking forward to the day this concept becomes a reality. Let this be a lesson to HTC, Apple, Moto, etc... TAKE RISKS! Its 2011 and we have a hundred of the same devices with "upgraded" tech. I'd like to see more than just an upgrade. I want an overhaul.
posted on Jul 27, 2011, 9:27 AM 0
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they did patent this right? we don't need apple acting like they rule the smartphone world again
posted on Jul 27, 2011, 10:28 AM 7
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Nothing in this article had anything to do with Apple. geeze
posted on Jul 27, 2011, 1:02 PM 1
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True, nothing in this article has to do with Apple, but let me slice down thinner what alecgale said and why: Apple is notorious for patenting stuff that already exists and try to pass themselves as the inventors of it. Even their iPhone was a copy of the LG Prada on the market one year later. Apple, enforcing this stupid patents doesn't allow other producers to market their products. So, did Samsung patent this (before Apple does it and then sues them)? Claro?
posted on Dec 07, 2011, 11:05 AM 0
yawn. Saw this aaaaaaaaaaaaaaages ago on recombu.http://recombu.com/news/samsun
posted on Jul 27, 2011, 11:08 AM 0
OLED technology is relatively young and screens based on OLED technology have some really essential disadvantages. My advice would be to improve OLED technology before releasing more OLED technology based screens into the wide world.
posted on Jul 27, 2011, 12:04 PM 0
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I smell cancer causing chemicals in that fragile lithium ion battery. ;)
posted on Jul 27, 2011, 10:44 PM 0
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