Samsung announces energy-saving Green LCD display, Youm flexible OLED panels at CES

Samsung announces energy-saving Green LCD display, Youm flexible OLED panels at CES
Ever since we first saw those flexible OLED displays by Samsung we've been wondering when we might see them used in an actual product. As in a handheld device one can actually buy and use. Well, perhaps those days are nearing as Samsung just showed off its bendy panels during its CES keynote. The potential of the company's Youm flexible panels, as they are called, was demonstrated both in conceptual videos and on a prototype device.

One of the possible uses for a flexible display panel is on a tablet that can be folded in half, thus becoming a smartphone that one can fit in their pocket. Another way to take advantage of this technology is to have a smartphone with a screen extending to the sides where notifications can be displayed even when the handset is lying down on a flat surface. Of course, these are merely possibilities rather than practical real-world applications of the Youm flexible screens. But since we know that this innovative tech is almost ready for prime time, it will be interesting to see what kind of smartphones and tablets Samsung and other OEMs might implement bendable screens in.

In addition to all this, Samsung made the announcement of another display technology it is currently working on. It is called Green LCD and it has been developed with power efficiency in use. According to Samsung, the new tech requires 25% less energy to operate, although what kind of displays the Green LCD is being compared to isn't clear. Samsung hinted that we might one day see a 10.1-inch Green LCD screen in use on a mobile device. 

source: Samsung; photos courtesy of Engadget

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26 Comments

1. MeoCao unregistered

They must think of new device class for this screen. I think SS will not use this for GS4.

9. emes360

Posts: 13; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

calling samsung ss is kinda wierd.. some of you will know why

12. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2359; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

If you are referring to German history, then I understand what you are saying. However, if you are referring to something else then I have no clue.

15. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

the note 3 will be a perfect candidate though and this will truly expand the Note experience :)

18. MeoCao unregistered

I think if they can fold the phone and open it like a notebook then this will be big as you can double or triple... the screen size for a small phone size. Currently they just can't do that yet.

19. OHaZZaR

Posts: 131; Member since: Aug 19, 2011

That sort of is true, but won't it make holding the phone a bit more uncomfortable? Obviously I never did hold one but shouldn't the phone be curved downwards instead of upwards? I'm sure the engineers will come up with a brilliant solution until then though, but as far as the prototype is concerned, holding it will be rather difficult.

20. MeoCao unregistered

Not really, it's like a clamshell phone. And when the screen is so thin we can always have a 2nd small screen for quick use.

21. bluescreen

Posts: 154; Member since: Nov 22, 2012

they have already state it wont be in the gs4

2. tusshharish

Posts: 342; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

finally.......

3. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

I really like that seeing on the device that looks like an S3... Who knows.... Maybe turns into an S4 with a bit of development

4. chasetorres125

Posts: 22; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

Aaah samsung

10. easymomo

Posts: 91; Member since: Jul 04, 2012

Too many good news are coming from CES, but where is Apple ??? Wait, no Apple, that's a good news too ...

5. SellPhones82

Posts: 569; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

The Galaxy S Note Tab...coming to a pocket near you in mid-2014! Man, if I can get this along with the Exynos 5 I'd be set till they release something better!

6. phljcnth

Posts: 556; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

That phone-turning-into-tablet concept is so cool!

8. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

The phone is turning into a tablet. This is the only way we'll expand beyond 7 inches and call it a hybrid device unlike that massive thing, the Ascend Mate and the rumoured Note 3 at 6.3 inches.

7. scsa852k

Posts: 331; Member since: Oct 16, 2012

Wow.. tablet or note folded in half??!!! It's too good to be true!!

11. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

this will bring a new wave of devices.

13. drnggaj33

Posts: 127; Member since: Feb 29, 2012

samsung chips and displays ....keeps on getting better as apple trys to take from everyone not making anything great

14. bucky

Posts: 3784; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Why bring apple into this thread??

16. JGuinan007

Posts: 699; Member since: May 19, 2011

Don't think we'll see this for a few more years in an accual device

17. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

S5 will have it for sure ...who knows there is chance for s4 too...

22. swapnilaxn

Posts: 5; Member since: Dec 20, 2012

Are they going to make Battery flexible too?????............ i think with such screens we have to get a Battery dock as well :)

23. takay0

Posts: 144; Member since: Mar 25, 2012

when it soppuse to reacht the market

24. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Patent this before apple steals it samsung. Ill wait for this. thing over the gs IV

25. bohannibal

Posts: 27; Member since: Aug 17, 2009

I want one

26. CMonster

Posts: 7; Member since: Dec 04, 2012

Is there any info on the phone that the guy in the pictures actually had (not the fake phones in the commercial), other than that it is a prototype?

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