Samsung purported to reveal new Galaxy smartphones with flexible screens at MWC 2017
The smartphones probably won't be part of Samsung's flagship Galaxy S series, rather they could form a new Galaxy X series. They have flexible organic light-emitting diode (OLED) displays, with 4K resolution rumored for at least one of the new devices. According to IBK analyst Lee Seung Woo, the company had to ensure that the thin, flexible transparent plastic substrates that hold the OLED layer are also durable enough.
edge of a touchscreen. The so-called "sensor pads" can be mapped to different functions, for example allowing buttons on the side of the phone that don't occupy physical space around the screen.
Samsung isn't the only prolific smartphone maker flexing its screens. Rival LG apparently cracked the bending display code at the beginning of 2016, and is mulling commercial applications for its plastic OLED screens. Additionally, Apple which is being supplied with OLED displays from both companies is also experimenting with the technology for the 2018 iPhone, said to introduce a significant redesign alongside its cutting-edge features.