Samsung's new AMOLED displays might be a tough nut to crack

Samsung's new AMOLED displays might be a tough nut to crack
Well, finally the dream to sit with your phone in the back pocket might be coming to fruition courtesy of the brainiacs from Samsung Mobile Display. By changing all layers of an AMOLED screen to plastic, and using a material called polyimide (PI), they aim to have a bendable, but unbreakable display shipped to OEMs in two year's time.


A quick look at Wikipedia reveals that PI is a polymer, which “often replaces glass and metals, such as steel, in many demanding industrial applications”. The sheer thought of not having to worry about cracking the most fragile part of our smartphones makes us want to go and dance in the rain. The bendable display (sans the circuit board) gets smacked in the video below, along with a current generation of feeble AMOLED, so head over to satiate your appetite for destruction.


source: OLED-Display via BGR






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24 Comments

1. Pr0cl1v1ty

Posts: 60; Member since: Oct 26, 2008

That awesome.

18. mcmkone

Posts: 54; Member since: Mar 24, 2009

They should of tried that with an iPhone 4 screen lol, i wounder how apply would respond... Steve Jobs - Ummm.. did you not see the video from our recent conference, sing with me, if you don't got a problem with the iPhone 4 , DON'T BUY IT...! That was such a classic up yours to everyone who had a problem with the so called death grip and design of the phone lol.. you gotta love that guys ego...

2. Rock-X

Posts: 14; Member since: Mar 11, 2010

hahaha when they showed broken AMOLED screen 2nd time I burst into laughters. Great technology. Hope it ll come soon.

3. cadetz unregistered

now i wonder if Jobs will say something about their screens too... hmmmmm samsung awesome!

9. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Why the hell do you need to bring in Steve Jobs and Apple on a freakin' Samsung AMOLED Screen Article... People need to stop this insanity.... Sounds pretty sick though!

11. matt1q2aw3 unregistered

Why do you need to bring up, bringing up steve jobs.. Samsung is a company of true genious and innovation...I would like to see Samsung not license this product....

19. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

whats he gonna say? "our non breakable screen breaks with twice the ease of amoled"?! LOL. The iphone4 fails droptests like crazy.

23. Sellcell

Posts: 118; Member since: Mar 16, 2010

He would prob say, "your hitting it in the wrong spot."

4. ilia1986 unregistered

This is downright incredible! But what will be the implications of such a thing on the phone industry? I wonder if we're going to see another revolution here, on the same scale as was with touch-screens.

5. zerglisk

Posts: 544; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

These高麗幫的is too crazy

6. fsjon

Posts: 120; Member since: Sep 03, 2009

Love the AM...OLED bgm, haha! AM...OLED, AM AM AM, AM...OLED

7. jrcrow79

Posts: 477; Member since: May 02, 2008

the hammers NOT hitting the bendable screen..BUT bending it makes sense as to it not breaking though...hmmm

8. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

I have the super-AMOLED screen with my CAPTIVATE - stunningly awesome....and an awesome phone.

20. DonkeyPunched

Posts: 321; Member since: Jan 10, 2010

I just returned mine. Had problems with the death grip, which is much worse than anticipated, the freezing, lagging, and incompatibility to actually sync the phone with a computer, since Samsung hasn't released software for the phone. Fail.

21. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

uhh.. yea.. exept 1) the "deathgrip" is false on the vibrant/captivate. Unlike iphone's lie, it really is a missreading on the graphic at the top. going into the developer menu shows true signal. It will still make calls even when it says no signal. A patch will fix that. the developer mode can be accessed by calling #*#something. Its on the xda forums. 2)samsung did a full galaxy/vibrant/captivate software dump a while ago. mods are in the works 3)apps take care of syncing. download one from the market instead. 4)any lag isnt from the phone, its from samsung's overlays. an easy root and a flash of any rom without touchwiz cures it fast. You have to try damn hard to make that phone chug.

10. xmguy1

Posts: 68; Member since: Nov 04, 2009

wow super cool!

12. wade1968

Posts: 224; Member since: Apr 12, 2010

Won't do you any good unless the glass is flexable.

14. THEOG

Posts: 20; Member since: Jul 12, 2010

this is true.

15. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009

I'm glad somebody here was smart enough to say that. All it means is that maybe it won't crack when you drop it, but instead the glass covering it will.

16. underwood2012

Posts: 58; Member since: Sep 12, 2009

From what I understand of the article, This will not need glass on top of the AMOLED screen? Sans, It will not break. I do want to dance in the rain! :P But I am not an expert on screen mechanics, so I do not know if it needs the glass to function. Feel free to correct me if I am wrong.

22. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

if it needed glass to function it would have glass on it. im assuming it would need something to strengthen it so it doesnt bend whenever you touch it, but a thin metal frame behind the screen could do that with no chance of cracking. and btw, the hammer hit that screen many times right through the middle. so whoever thinks it didnt needs to rewatch it.

13. jack395

Posts: 23; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Flexible OLED was invented 10+ years earlier along with COLED (Clear OLED), the latter being designed for transparent heads-up display on car windshields. COLED and FOLED were developed not by Samsung.

17. dramadawgz unregistered

From the look's of it I don't think it would need glass... I think it would defeat the purpose of the flex screen....I don't know but that's just my thinking i could be wrong.

24. PHONE_GEEK

Posts: 52; Member since: Feb 01, 2010

im thinking thats good for a concept like nokia morph

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