Samsung to show off bendy displays at CES 2013

Samsung to show off bendy displays at CES 2013South Korean manufacturer Samsung has already done a spot of official CES 2013 teasing, with a video simply promising “something new”. Eh, tell us something we don’t know, guys.

We’re not sure what exactly to expect from Samsung in terms of new devices, but it sounds like bendy display demos are firmly on the cards.

That’s the story according to the lovely Jessica Dolcourt at CNET, with credit going to “company representatives”.

Attendees will reportedly be wowed by a 5.5in (same size as the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, incidentally) flexible display intended for use in smartphones, with a 1280 x 720 resolution yielding a PPI of 267.

Samsung’s flexible displays are said to curve quite happily, though we’re not quite at the stage of rolling them into tubes and pretending to play the trumpet.

The South Koreans recently churned out an interesting video giving a glimpse of a flexible AMOLED future, and a couple of weeks ago we heard that the Samsung Galaxy S IV might have a flexible display.

There are two trains of thought with regards to flexible displays, one offering balls-out bendiness (sweet Moses), with a more practical - and welcome - advantage being increased durability.

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matt101101 / MOD  Dec. 20, 2012 at 14:46

I don't really see the point in flexible displays, they're not flexible enough to be bent in half and it's not usually the display that breaks on a phone, it's the glass which covers it.

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