Samsung YOUM: bendable AMOLED displays officially branded

Samsung YOUM: bendable AMOLED displays officially brandedWe've already seen the cool bendable AMOLED displays Samsung has teased us with. Now, it's officially launched the brand that'll make them up: it'll be known as YOUM and has been registered as a trademark too.

As well as being thinner and lighter than what's gone before, Sammy promised the screens will be 'unbreakable'.

Here's the techie bit: it's all about lawyers. Normally, an LCD screen would have six layers (four actual layers plus two glass layers). An OLED panel would have four (two consisting of the glass.)

The glass keeps them rigid but also means there is more scope for damage. The YOUM panels will, instead use film-based encapsulation and TFT layers meaning they're a little more durable.

We're told the first bendable products will land later this year. Can't wait.

Via Slashgear

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spelling123  Apr. 9, 2012 at 15:04

it's all about lawyers!!??

Pondlife  Apr. 9, 2012 at 15:10

Hmm what the S3 is waiting for?

Pondlife  Apr. 9, 2012 at 15:36

Or could this see the return of clamshell phones or a tablet in the style of the Sony P but more usable.

jaybear88  Apr. 9, 2012 at 17:11

A galaxy note that can fold in two so it looks like a phone when you want it to be used as such. Gimme, gimme, gimme!

shuwaz  Apr. 9, 2012 at 17:16

Oh dear Apple, I hear a lawsuit coming. Apple after all did invent sand and glass.

jmarcelino  Apr. 10, 2012 at 16:30

Oh dear Apple, I hear a lawsuit coming. Apple after all did invent sand and glass.

There is not even sand or glass on this display, so why the comment?

Pondlife  Apr. 10, 2012 at 16:34

As Apple use their screens in the ipad (well some of them) then this could debut in next iphone..

shuwaz  Apr. 10, 2012 at 17:20

Oh dear Apple, I hear a lawsuit coming. Apple after all did invent sand and glass.

There is not even sand or glass on this display, so why the comment?


It was a joke dude.

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