Samsung pushing ahead flexible display plans?

Samsung pushing ahead flexible display plans?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.

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Pondlife  Nov. 15, 2012 at 18:11

The return of flip phones?

matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 15, 2012 at 18:15

The return of flip phones?
Or technology for technologies sake?

Pondlife  Nov. 15, 2012 at 18:21

which is arguably most of it..

JanSt / MOD  Nov. 15, 2012 at 19:54

+1 (to both)

SpeedyG  Nov. 16, 2012 at 00:13

This flexi-tech has made me flaccid.

Don't see it been put to its best use like some have said.

Stelph  Nov. 16, 2012 at 06:27

You fool, balls out bendy phones are the future. Not all of us want to carry around man bags to put the modern 4.5-5" phones in, so considering how smartphones size seems to be exponentially expanding each generation the only way we will be saved is when a smartphone with a folding touchscreen is created so we can fold the blinking thing in half and carry it around

Pondlife  Nov. 16, 2012 at 07:04

Sounds like flip phone then...

hard123  Nov. 16, 2012 at 08:32

Why the hate?

a galaxy note sized device that had some elasticity - protecting the screen etc would be revolutionary. Your not talking about much bend there, a matter of mms but the point still stands.


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