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Samsung bringing its flexible and transparent AMOLED displays to CES next week

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Samsung bringing its flexible and transparent AMOLED displays to CES next week
Samsung's Mobile Display division will be at CES next week to show the fruits of its labor, and it is certainly going to be exciting. After stunning us with the Super AMOLED screen on the Samsung Galaxy S, which immediately turned into the phone's most distinctive feature. Samsung will also feature a 7" Super AMOLED screen with 1200x600 pixels of resolution - probably the largest it can currently mass produce, before the new factory kicks in this summer.

Samsung's transparent AMOLED display

Samsung's transparent AMOLED display

The quality of the view on a S-AMOLED display is amazing, but what about AMOLED's other qualities, like simplified circuitry, allowing for screens you can bend with your two fingers to half inch radius? Fret not, Sammy is bringing such a wonder as well - a 4.5" flexible AMOLED display, and, unlike the previous 240x400 pixels attempts, this one sports a quite decent 480x800 resolution.

Samsung says that ghosting is almost negligible on the flexible display with 0.4" (1cm) radius. The screen has a quick response time, low power consumption, and a thin profile. The usual rigid glass substrate is swapped for a special plastic one, with some of the technology coming from the Galaxy S's screen. The existing plastic substrates melt at 350-400 degrees, so no circuitry could be implemented in them.

To top it all off, Samsung Mobile Display will let us literally peak through a 19" transparent AMOLED screen, which sports 30% transparency. Not only is the size the biggest so far, but the transparency level is also incredible - three times what was possible so far. Numerous applications come to mind, but the one most appealing to us is as HUD displays in our cars' windows, now that would be sci-fi finally coming true. A 14" transparent display will also be demonstrated, destined for laptops and the like.

We will be on the floor at CES next week, so we should know more about these puppies pretty soon.

source: OLED-Display

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posted on 02 Jan 2011, 14:32

1. therygy (Posts: 94; Member since: 24 May 2010)

what it that picture of? im so confused

posted on 02 Jan 2011, 15:41

2. Phullofphil (Posts: 805; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)

i was excited about this when i first saw it. i hope they incorperat this into a tv with four or more layers with the back being super amoled and the front however many spaced apart and are transparent. giving a possible real 3d effect

posted on 02 Jan 2011, 16:51

4. triatan (unregistered)

The vibrant STILL doesn't have 2.2?!

posted on 03 Jan 2011, 05:06

8. ricking (Posts: 59; Member since: 10 Nov 2010)


posted on 02 Jan 2011, 17:14 1

5. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)

I'm so excited. I can't wait for this to come out so I can start bending my phone in all directions when I am bored.

posted on 03 Jan 2011, 05:07

9. ricking (Posts: 59; Member since: 10 Nov 2010)


posted on 02 Jan 2011, 23:18

6. Dangerdave (unregistered)

You guys should press them on the 2.2 update for galaxy S phones. A Sprint employee told me that the EVO would get 2.3 before my Epic would get 2.2.

posted on 03 Jan 2011, 05:05

7. ricking (Posts: 59; Member since: 10 Nov 2010)


posted on 03 Jan 2011, 07:24

10. Kakarotto (Posts: 254; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)

Well... SAMOLED sucks because of Pentile Matrix.

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