Samsung flexible display patents include pull-out and rollable concept units

Samsung flexible display patents include pull-out and rollable concept units
 Remember that amazing TAT concept video where the guy wakes up and stretches the screen out of his seemingly compact smatphone unit to read the news easier? If you don't we are embedding it below. Well, we are nearing reality with this one, as Samsung's flexible display patents show.

The Korean conglomerate has filed for patents depicting a pull-out, rollable and bendable screens for flexible display gadgets. The pull-out stuff is rather interesting, as it essentially has to combine a rollable portion as well, in the section where the sensor, power supply and control units are, in order for you to pick one side of the screen and stretch the whole gadget from a smartphone to a 7" tablet, for example.

It will also have to be a rather thin yet sturdy display, allowing you to use it as a touchscreen when extended without flexing too much under your digits.

The bendable concept is also pretty interesting, as it allows you to just fold a 7-incher in two, for example, achieving a much smaller, eventually pocketable footprint. For this one we know for sure that Samsung's R&D has cracked the code, as it outed a paper last year explaining how it achieved that without crease in the middle to degrade the image on the screen with visible "seams".

We can't wait for the first flexible display gadgets from Samsung - the screens themselves are supposed to enter mass production in Q3, and by that time Samsung should already have a few prototypes that will utilize them. We fully expect a few leaks here and there that will shed some light on the mystery patent schemes above as well.

source: PatentBolt


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16 Comments

1. android_hitman unregistered

i bet apple already patented that in 1997 when SJ was smoking... so tough luck sammy...

2. tacohunter

Posts: 408; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

I can't watch the video, it's blocked for copyright infringement in my country. Contains content from RTBF. any alternatives?

3. android_hitman unregistered

yeah, find another country and F***ck off ACTA

11. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctxLW43nSeM its not the complete video, but gives you an idea, sorry

12. tacohunter

Posts: 408; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

thx, it works.

4. Hmong_Xiong

Posts: 32; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Saw the Mac keyboard and stopped the video. We're still gonna use keyboards in 2014?

5. jacko1977

Posts: 428; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

they couldnt coz apple only copys old tech & patents it and says that did it so good luck with that that was an answer to no 1

6. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

U know, after snapping an HTC LCD screen this morning while trying to replace the glass touch front, I am even more excited for flexible LCD technology. lol.

7. windowsRocks

Posts: 155; Member since: Oct 28, 2011

After watching this video I felt like am i living in 30th century?? Awesome concept i must say. GO SAMMY

8. shadez10

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

Nokia is already developing this kind of technology... remember the concept nokia 888?.. and also they are currently working on nano technology... nokia is kinda ahead of samsung...

9. plgladio

Posts: 314; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

All the very best for the team behind this.

10. PhoneLuver

Posts: 481; Member since: Jul 05, 2010

Awesome concepts! Kind of takes the wind out of standard tablets.

13. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

wont sell...

14. Mandroid

Posts: 209; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

Just like your mom on a busy street corner. Shut it.

16. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

wow.. personal attacks.. how old are you again...

15. Baseballer

Posts: 132; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

this is cool!

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