The people have spoken: flexible screens are here to stay... probably
posted by Chris P. / Oct 11, 2013, 3:25 AM
Perhaps most importantly, most of you definitely thought that flexible screens will be useful. Notice the past tense? That one is because of the newly announced Samsung Galaxy Round has kind of failed to excite, and we can tell that from the feedback the curvy phone got on PhoneArena and elsewhere. Of course, the optimistic among you still have something to look forward to – who knows, perhaps you'll deem LG's offering more worthy, though for now there's no reason to believe it'll be something drastically different from its local rival.
About a third of you erred on the side of caution, admitting that there's simply no telling whether flexible screens are here to stay just yet. Smart, and probably the wiser thing to do.
Lastly, a quarter of those that took part in the poll pulled the trigger rather instantaneously and called flexible screens a gimmick, a possibility not a hundred percent out of the question. That being said, even if the dream of truly useful flexible (and we mean actually flexible) displays doesn't come to fruition in the near future, we still think that there are plenty of reasons to be excited about the new tech.
Are flexible screens going to be something useful, or just another gimmick?
A gimmick for sure
It definitely looks useful
Can't tell just yet
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Just give me a flagship phone with an unbreakable screen, large lasting battery and the latest version of Android and you'll have my money.
posted on Oct 11, 2013, 3:28 AM 21
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They probably already have something like that. But I doubt they'd put it out in the market, cuz people won't buy another phone after that. It'd only hurt their business. So that why we saw Samsung put out the 'Round'. Its not fooling nobody.
posted on Oct 11, 2013, 8:19 AM 0
i LOVE OLED unbreakable SCREENS
posted on Oct 11, 2013, 9:28 AM 0
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i love the idea of "flexible" display. but not the likes of Galaxy Round. i thought it's a gimmick.
posted on Oct 11, 2013, 3:47 AM 1
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Flexible display.. The meaning of such that people really want to see isnt yet achievable.!! We need flexible battery too we need flexible parts more and more! Just accept that for now only durability is lifted
posted on Oct 11, 2013, 4:01 AM 0
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some people thought 3D phone screens would be useful as well flexible screens sure are useful, not because of their physical flexibility, but because of the flexibility of their use, I mean, they're thin and light but I still don't like OLED
posted on Oct 11, 2013, 4:16 AM 0
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It's a gimmick or it's practical, it all depends on how manufacturers tread when incorporating it into applicable use. If the aspect is geared more towards flashy marketing sensationalism and less towards thought and concept; then we'll have our answer.
posted on Oct 11, 2013, 4:22 AM 0
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Can't wait for apple to invent flexible screens in 3 years time
posted on Oct 11, 2013, 5:17 AM 2
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Need to distinguish between "flexible" meaning consumer can manipulate the shape and "curved" or "shaped" meaning the manufacturer manipulated the shape.
posted on Oct 11, 2013, 5:18 AM 0
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Love it. The people think its worth it vs isheep websites thinking it was a horrible idea because its not made by apple. Stick it!
posted on Oct 11, 2013, 7:54 AM 0
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