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Samsung and Corning strike a deal over OLED glass

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Samsung and Corning strike a deal over OLED glass
Just as the first images of a purported Samsung device with a flexible displays leak out, news arrive that the Korean company has reached a deal with Corning, makers of Gorilla Glass, over a joint project, possibly for a flexible OLED glass.

The project will combine Samsung’s expertise in making OLED displays with Corning prowess as a glass maker and particularly its Lotus Glass screen. The latter is a glass substrate that is placed above the traditional display, but differs in that it can easily flex and doesn’t break easily. Of course, this open the path to curved phones, of which Samsung already has three models - the Nexus S, the Galaxy Nexus and the Galaxy S Advance.

Previously, we’ve also heard about the possibility of seeing the first screen with a bendable display in 2012.

This year, expectations are that OLED technology will start appearing more in smartphones as phone makers look to improve the color reproduction on their displays. OLED is also more energy-savvy than traditional LCD.

source: Corning via SlashGear

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posted on 02 Feb 2012, 08:41 6

1. solidsnakeduds013 (Posts: 219; Member since: 20 Oct 2010)

ok I like to see technology move forward and new creative, technologies but someone tell me why would someone want a screen that bends? Maybe its just me but can someone tell me why you would want a screen thats flexible?

posted on 02 Feb 2012, 08:48

2. atheisticemetic (Posts: 377; Member since: 18 Dec 2011)

so we can put it in our pocket easier *snicker*

posted on 03 Feb 2012, 16:25

10. Mario1017 (Posts: 336; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)

flexible screens would make breaking the screens practically impossible. that's their goal

posted on 02 Feb 2012, 09:03 1

3. Arpad (Posts: 40; Member since: 05 Jan 2012)

The most realistic use of this is as mentioned Samsung nexus that is curved.

So the consumer wont be able to bend the screen but the screen will be more curved.

I am just waiting for the super curved banana phone!

posted on 02 Feb 2012, 11:03 1

4. asimo (Posts: 41; Member since: 05 Jan 2012)

Neo can help!

posted on 02 Feb 2012, 11:41

5. Arpad (Posts: 40; Member since: 05 Jan 2012)

Good one! :)

posted on 02 Feb 2012, 14:59 2

6. Cwebb (Posts: 501; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)

What makes flexible glass better? Anyone? It sounds like wasted money, not even a gimmick. Silly crapsung

posted on 02 Feb 2012, 20:36 2

7. UltraElectroMagneticPOP (Posts: 49; Member since: 30 Aug 2011)

I'm not an expert at this, correct me if I'm wrong, but wouldn't a flexible screen make the phone sturdier? I mean the screen would have flex and not get easily crushed by pressure and impact. That's how I see this being somewhat practical. Imagine the iPhone 4/4s having both front and back glass panels flexible. Then it wouldn't be so freakin fragile.

posted on 03 Feb 2012, 06:33

8. Cwebb (Posts: 501; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)

I agree, but I just don't want my bending all over the place, it seems like it could get annoying. And other than that I haven't seen any advantage, nor would I say that that would work entirely.

posted on 03 Feb 2012, 07:03

9. spiderpig2894 (Posts: 597; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)

i dont like the feeling of a screen that is capacitive with this bendable screen. it is like a resistive touch screen.

posted on 03 Feb 2012, 19:52

11. DigitalBoy05 (Posts: 234; Member since: 04 Jun 2011)

for the record the samsung illusion is a phone that features a curved glass display.

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