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Samsung shows off its flexible OLED displays

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Samsung shows off its flexible OLED displays
If there is one commonality that all high-end smartphones embody, it has to be none other than the fact that they're all simple pieces of slabs at their core – and nothing more than that! However, every now and then, we are greeted with a kind of device that manages to stray from the tried and true design of today's contemporary smartphones. Even before the first official day of CES kicked off, we were able to check out Samsung's booth during Pepcom's event and witnessed something truly imaginary that makes you wonder about the endless possibilities that can grace future smartphone designs.

On hand at their booth were a variety of flexible OLED displays that indeed captured the attention of our gaze since it's not too often you come across something so far fetched. Now even though it's rather difficult to see ourselves using a curved touchscreen of some sort, and we mean curvy, there are some areas where we can see this technology becoming extremely useful. However, we were impressed when they demonstrated their flexible OLED panel which wasn't encased by something – which made it look more impressive since it's able to function even when it's twisted or bent.

Samsung shows off its flexible OLED displays
Samsung shows off its flexible OLED displays
Samsung shows off its flexible OLED displays

Not only did it radiate almost perfect viewing angles, but its overall luminance and sheer vivid colors managed to enthrall us to its galvanizing beauty. Moreover, the Samsung rep even mentioned that the flexible OLED display is unbreakable since there is no glass used whatsoever and is constructed out of plastic. Finally, it's stated that battery life offered by these flexible OLED displays are more advanced than what's currently offered by some of their existing display technologies.

Samsung shows off its flexible OLED displays
Samsung shows off its flexible OLED displays
Samsung shows off its flexible OLED displays

Samsung shows off its flexible OLED displays
Samsung shows off its flexible OLED displays
Samsung shows off its flexible OLED displays

Granted that the units we checked out were still prototypes, it does provide a footprint on what to expect down the road when so many devices still resort to the usual tried and true form factors. It's not to say that we'll see flexible OLED displays replace the traditional set we're accustomed to using, but its can greatly add to it – such as using one for an extension for a regular panel.  In any event, they're naturally impressive at the surface, but it'll be more interesting to see how engineers and designers can implement this technology into future devices.

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posted on 10 Jan 2011, 15:00 1

1. mmgbmt (Posts: 18; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)

Look at the asian girl in the backround lmao.... typical

posted on 10 Jan 2011, 16:47

2. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)

how will a touch screen version work when you fold it :O???

posted on 10 Jan 2011, 17:55

3. MATOZ (unregistered)

I'll wait for the next 46'' Flexible LCD Display for my bedroom... jejeje

posted on 10 Jan 2011, 19:11

4. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

you could have the moto V4 RAZR smartphone as a flip phone....lol

posted on 10 Jan 2011, 20:29

5. jack395 (Posts: 23; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)

This screen technology is already 10 years old - OLED, COLED (Clear OLED) and FOLED (Flexible OLED). A Nokia 2110 was used to demo the OLED whereas a wired FOLED screen flexed between 2 fingers was shown running a movie Calamity Jane. The COLED was shown as HUD on car windshields. The question is why only now?

posted on 10 Jan 2011, 22:56

6. shayan (Posts: 159; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)

maybe becuz nokia didnt have the resourses too expand their technology.
I always imagind a phone/ tablet. ofcourse, I didnt know the name" tablet". but I remmeber when I saw a nokia E series, you know, the mini laptop shape, I thought, If display screens can be curved, they can produce a phone, in the size of nokia 1100, that a secendery screen pops out of it...
I would defenetli buy somthing like that.

posted on 12 Jan 2011, 01:39

8. rufflesraffles.com (unregistered)

this would be great on a tablet but probable flimsy if it was touch screen, at least with multitouch, I personally have a vibrant which is a galaxy s phone which has a amoled and it looks great, used to have a hd2 and it beats it all the way- camera sucks though. Any ways it would be great if samsung made a bigger galaxy tab with an amoled discplay that curved with like the shape of your hand or something and was super thin. I guess maybe it would look cool in design but not so great in function idk...

posted on 15 Jan 2011, 02:12

9. andromeda (unregistered)

Omg my boss is going be sooo pissed at me for crashing my disc at roswell. :( I am so depressed right now.

posted on 17 Jan 2011, 18:39

13. mansoom (unregistered)

it is costly or cheeply muche cost

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