Samsung wants to produce bendable displays in the US, files patent


Samsung is one of the many companies in the smartphone industry that is trying to innovate all the time. Although the changes it brings are not always obvious, the South Korean company couldn't have become world's largest smartphone makers without creating some of the technology in its own labs.

Rumors about a foldable smartphone made by Samsung date from years ago, but aside from the Galaxy Round, which wasn't really a failed attempt, the South Korean company did not push this particular technology.

However, it looks like Samsung might be willing to take some risks, as the company has reportedly registered for a patent for technology that will allow it to produce bendable displays in the United States.

According to industry sources, the technology behind this patent would allow the organic light-emitting diode displays to be folded and bent inwards. This isn't the first time that Samsung files patents for foldable or bendable displays, but the recent report is more important since it follows another report that claims Samsung was granted a patent for software that could be used to power this type of displays.

On top of that, reputable sources say Samsung plans to launch two new smartphones next year at Mobile World Congress, which will benefit from the bendable technology. One of the phones will fold in half, whereas the other one may unfold from a 5-inch form factor into an 8-inch size.

Although it's hard to believe that the only two high-end smartphones that Samsung launches every year at Mobile World Congress will include foldable, bendable displays, it's worth noting that the South Korean company is trying hard to come up on the market with something really revolutionary. It remains to be seen whether or not these reports hold true.

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4 Comments

1. manojmcn

Posts: 634; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

The hardware lead is what keeing Samsung ahead among many smartphone manufacturers. Even though Note7 battery issue was huge, one significant advantage that makes their product stand out are the displays. Add to that the exynos 8. Bendable displays may help them to keep the lead for some more years.

11. AmirBudi

Posts: 88; Member since: Mar 21, 2014

scratch resistant ?

12. obedchuni

Posts: 338; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

well I think they can but it wont be such a rage among the consumers,

14. srgonu

Posts: 566; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Samsung is copying again. Apple introduced bendable phones (not just display) sometime back ;)

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