We’ve heard plenty about Samsung and its flexible display plans over the past few months. First, flexible AMOLED was delayed, then it was, uhm, still delayed. Then we got a video-based glimpse of a flexible transparent AMOLED future.
Now we’re hearing that Samsung is cranking its flexible display plans up a notch, lest rival manufacturers beat it to the proverbial punch.
That’s the story according to The Wall Street Journal, with thanks to an anonymous “person familiar with the situation”.
We’re told that Samsung is in “the last phase of development”, and that its flexible displays will make an appearance in “the first half of next year”. That seems helluva vague.
Indeed, WSJ concedes that it’s entirely unclear when Samsung’s first flexible devices will become commercially available, or how many dollars its invested in the stuff.
Flexible displays will - when they finally land - offer increased durability, but we’ll inevitably see gimmicky phones that are balls-out bendy. I hate them already.
Don’t be surprised to see more on the nascent technology at CES and/or MWC in January and/or February respectively.