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Samsung Bendable Screens To Be On Smartphones In 2013 - All AMOLED, All Stretchy!

Question asked by Ankita Katdare in #Gadgets on Nov 25, 2012
Ankita Katdare
Ankita Katdare · Nov 25, 2012
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We've been hearing it for over an year now. In early 2011, we told you about possibilites of Samsung's Flexible Display possibilities and pretty soon there was news about foldable AMOLED displays from the company. And here we are, with the tech town all abuzz with the news about Samsung Bendable Screens entering mass production lines. The Samsung Display Co., the display unit of the company is now amidst the final phase of development of these flexible displays and though there is no release date announcement just yet, we may expect to see these phones hit the showcases right the first half of next year. More interestingly, Samsung has decided to make use of plastic instead of glass to produce these OLED displays, thus rendering them unbreakable. Famous for its AMOLED screens, Samsung made a choice of OLEDs here again instead of Plasma or LCD because they can be made flexible and transparent.

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Sony, the other popular smartphone manufacturer says it has been doing research on flexible displays for almost a decade now, but they still don't seem to have any plans of commercializing their technology. Lee Chang-hoon, the vice president of Samsung's display unit, on the other hand, said the company is currently sampling the displays with a few customers.  In the following video put up by the WSJ, Yun-Hee Kim talks about Samsung's experiment with flexible technology and why this can lower costs. Check it out and let us know what you feel about it in comments.

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Via: Wall Street Journal Posted in: #Gadgets

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