Samsung might release first smartphone with flexible screen this week, unveils 5.7" unbreakable bendable display

Samsung might release first smartphone with flexible screen this week, unveils 5.7" unbreakable bendable display

Minutes after LG unveiling its 6” flexible screen, Samsung confirms that it will outpace its Korean rival with a 5.7” flexible screen of its own and with a real device featuring the technology. Good news is that Samsung’s first flexible screen smartphone is expected to launch… this week, according to Korean media reporting on the flexible display unveiling.

Chances are that Samsung will unveil the rumored special limited edition Galaxy Note 3 with a bendable display. Yes, that means Samsung Display is already mass producing the 5.7” displays.

The new alleged flexible screen will be extremely lightweight at just 5.2 grams, lighter than LG’s 6” display. It will also be remarkably thin at just 0.12mm. The screen will support the full 1080 x 1920 pixel full HD resolution, just as the current AMOLED on the Note 3.

The curved-screen Galaxy Note 3 is expected to run on a quad-core chip (likely the Snapdragon 800).

An interesting new measure to compare flexible screens is just how much they bend. Samsung’s display is the champion in that regard as it sports a curvature radius of 400mm, more than twice that of LG’s rival technology.

Right now, Samsung Display confirmed its using its 5.5-Gen line for making the screens. Its monthly capacity is limited at around 1 million screens per month.


source: ETNews via OLED-info 

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Galaxy Note 3
  • Display 5.7" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 3200 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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39 Comments

1. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

I don't care about this cause it has no practice use unless if it manages to consume much less battery power then why not. I just want OEMS or someone to make battery's that are thin and small but can last for a whole day non-stop high graphic games I mean that's how I want a battery to last in general.

2. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

You don't care about having a phone with an unbreakable screen?

5. asulect

Posts: 131; Member since: Aug 27, 2012

Display screens usually don't break, it's the touch screen above the screen that break most of the time.

17. raunak

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 12, 2011

No one cares if it's the display that breaks or the touch panel. When he said screen, he meant the whole setup. So yes, flexible displays have the advantage of being tough.

22. asulect

Posts: 131; Member since: Aug 27, 2012

If there's a technology available to put the "whole setup" including both touch screen and display onto the same package and the phone will be releasing soon, don't you think people are already demoing that now instead of just showing a non touchable display?

21. alila2

Posts: 166; Member since: Nov 01, 2011

i'm pretty sure the what you call touch screen will also be a flex screen otherwise it wont make sense to have a flex screen with a solid one on top , it wont be called flex screen after all and it wont act like one.

23. asulect

Posts: 131; Member since: Aug 27, 2012

Sometimes companies will push technology that sound cool to consumers, but in reality they are nothing more than a gimmick. Just look at how hard company tried to push 3D TVs and cameras to us the last few year. Bendable and unbreakable may sound cool, but are they really that practical that you rather companies be pushing now than them spending their research on battery life instead?

27. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

When you buy one and drop your phone face down.. on a rock.. and NOTHING happens, you'll be glad you have one. If you don't buy one and drop your phone and shatter your screen, you'll wish you did! I just hope these flexible screens are as scratch resistant as the current gorilla glass displays and have the same feeling as glass as well. Those of you who think this is a gimmick or not innovative, you are very short sighted.. this is a significant thing for our phones!

30. almostdone

Posts: 423; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

Another advantage apart from being almost impossible to break it's extremly thin. This can only be a good thing to allow for larger battery, better camera modules (larger) and thinner phones. What's wrong with that?

7. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

You don't care cause you don't know crap about it. Flexible display takes face, side and bending damage supremely well, it's 80% lighter and thinner to current display+digitizer+glass, uses less energy and has less reflectibility.

10. asulect

Posts: 131; Member since: Aug 27, 2012

They didn't mention how they are going to implement the touch sensor on that plastic display yet. We will have to see.

28. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Also it should help kill off whole screen replacements. For example phones that use OGS usually require the entire screen to be replaced $200 vs just the glass $20.

11. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

I disagree. I just watched a video that just transformed something the size of a three musketeer candy bar into a 7 inch tablet. That's Avatar sci-fi tech if you ask me. Can you imagine fitting a 10 tablet in your pocket or having a wallet size foldable phone with unbreakable 7" display? And here I thought Apple would have a good year in 2014. This tech will just be all over the place in 2014. The first time regretting my iphone 5s purchase. I don't see Apple doing this.

12. asulect

Posts: 131; Member since: Aug 27, 2012

Hmm. I believe bendable and foldable are not the same. I don't see how they can let you fold the display without you getting ugly fold marks on the screen.

13. JunBringer

Posts: 138; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

I think it'll roll up onto some sort of cylinder, so no fold marks, assuming they release something retractable like that.

14. asulect

Posts: 131; Member since: Aug 27, 2012

How is carrying a rolled up phone any more comfortable than a flat one?

19. hassoups

Posts: 473; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

Well the only way you'll see this tech in an iPhone is if they abandon lcd and go for amoled... Highly unlikely if you ask me

3. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

One question: how can the screen bend while other parts of phone (body, battery, processor) are not bendable?

6. Tcool unregistered

You have to accept the fact that in this world of technology, nothing is impossible.

8. asulect

Posts: 131; Member since: Aug 27, 2012

or you have to accept the fact that samsung may be releasing another galaxy gear like product.

32. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Or you've to accept you're jealous that your beloved company(whateva it may be) isn't releasing this product first...

16. synot

Posts: 277; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

because it will work like polaroid camera where the screen slides out of the phone for usage and slides back in after use (if i am correct)

24. asulect

Posts: 131; Member since: Aug 27, 2012

I guess slide out screen is very practical and you will buy your phone based on this feature.

33. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

i guess how useful it maybe you'll never buy it...because you hate samsung....stop trolling..

29. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Is it so hard to understand here that the main purpose of this bendable screen RIGHT NOW is for durability? We aren't going to have phones we can fold up for a long, long time. Also, phones will curved displays will be more common, as shown by the Samsung Round.. screens that wrap the display. I'll repeat.. NO PHONES THAT ACTUALLY BEND. The thing to get excited about is being able to drop your phone and feel confident that it won't shatter.

4. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

rushing to be the first again huh sammy?

37. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1770; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Yep you know how they like to copy Apple *cough* buggy iOS 7 *cough*

9. vijaysivakula

Posts: 229; Member since: Aug 17, 2011

Umm.... Be prepared for some more law suits. I am sure some one at Apple will bring out an old toilet roll that says Steve Jobs dreamt of something like this while pooping.

18. yadu004

Posts: 72; Member since: Apr 26, 2013

Don't worry the screen is for viewing and not for wiping som1's ass.. :)

26. tedkord

Posts: 17093; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

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