Samsung shares specifics about its stretchable display, see how this technological wonder works

A few days ago, we reported that Samsung is planning to unveil the world's first stretchable display at SID's Display Week held in Los Angeles. The tech giant certainly did not disappoint, as it indeed showcased the ultra-modern panel at its booth, while also presenting a paper labeled "9.1-inch stretchable AMOLED display based on LTPS technology" at the exhibition. 

So far, we knew that this new screen can expand and retract like a balloon while retaining a high resolution, but we had no information on how far these capabilities can go. Apparently, the display can achieve both convex and concave shapes (up to 10mm or 0.39-inch expansion for the former, 12mm or 0.47-inch retraction for the latter), with more complex curvatures also possible. 

In layman's terms, the incredible flexibility of these panels comes from a selective patterning technique. Stretchable areas are placed as a buffer zone of sorts between pixels.

Initially, there was information that the stretchable displays will be used in the wearable and automobile industry, artificial intelligence, and Internet of Things. However, Samsung claims that the possibilities are nearly limitless, as these displays are not restricted by shape in any way. Thus, they can be used in clothing and even strapped on as an accessory.  

Sadly, we aren't likely to see this technological marvel mass produced anytime soon, as the company is heavily involved with perfecting its full-screen technology for future Galaxy S flagships. However, this demonstration pretty much cements Samsung's role as an absolute leader in the OLED display segment.



1. Phonehex

Posts: 768; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

Amazing ! can't wait to see what superb uses this has in the future!

9. bucknassty

Posts: 1392; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

15. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

And that's why Nokia failed. Living in an imaginary world while they tried to sell phones like this:

14. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

user could know when his battery started to swell.. so it can be replaced ASAP before it goes boom.. jk

2. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Beautiful tech..

3. techbuttcheex

Posts: 205; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

Sorry but I'll pass until they make a chewable display. I'm not sure of the point in buying a new smartwatch if you can't put it in your mouth.

4. FluffyBled unregistered

Rather go back to the stone age!

5. dmakun

Posts: 382; Member since: Jun 06, 2011


6. turk_az

Posts: 75; Member since: May 11, 2012

by the look of it, it stretch the image also but i think they will find a solution by stretching screen, image don't deform but background get larger and give us more space on the screen

8. bucknassty

Posts: 1392; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

Lets see where this takes us

10. Luuthian

Posts: 332; Member since: Sep 09, 2011

This is awesome... until that eubstrate breaks down and you need a new display

11. dmitrilp_

Posts: 330; Member since: Sep 12, 2016

The only leader.

12. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 745; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

So this condom version 2 can go concave, convex, and flat whenever it is used? How about the impact thou?

13. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

This meens we could doo cool things like: Have one of these on both sides of a blimp. Or mounted in clothing like shirts where maybe if your tummy got bigger, the screen anf stretch with it.

16. M.O.A.B

Posts: 323; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

meanwhile some companies are marketing pressure sensitive screens as innovative technology

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