Samsung’s flexible displays are on track for the first half of 2013

Mobile tech giant, Samsung, has always been one to push the envelope when it comes to developing exciting new advancements in technology, but its latest plans just might alter the future of the modern smartphone as we know it. According to the Wall Street Journal, Samsung is now in the final phase of development for its new flexible display technology, with plans to use them in consumer products in the first half of 2013. Samsung has accomplished this amazing feat by opting for plastic over glass, which not only makes the displays flexible, but lighter and less likely to shatter. The new screens are said to use Samsung’s OLED Technology which it is currently using in its top tier devices such as the Galaxy S III.

Samsung hopes to gain an edge on the competition who are also beginning to use new and innovative technology in their screens, such as LG’s Liquid Crystal displays and In-Cell touch technology. Samsung is more than likely investing big bucks on these flexible screens hoping that they will literally re-shape the way that we use our smartphones. Imagine a 4 inch smartphone that you use while walking to the subway, but that quickly unfolds to become an eight inch tablet while you sit aboard your train waiting for your next stop. The future is really exciting!

What do you think? Are you excited about Samsung’s new flexible displays? Or do you think they’re just a gimmick? Would you buy a phone that unfolds into a tablet? Let us know in the comments!

Source: Wall Street Journal

About the Author: Alexon Enfiedjian

Alex Enfiedjian is an Android enthusiast and tech journalist from Central California.

  • Seth

    Making screens more durable is a plus but otherwise I don’t see an advantage to flexible screens.

  • yarrellray

    Hard to say as of today. I am a proud owner of the Galaxy S3 and about to purchase the Galaxy Note 2 on Thursday. So let’s see what the future holds. I roll with all things Samsung..

  • Doug

    Looks like Samsung guys are always one step ahead. This Is nike sci fi

  • RTWright

    The only screens I would see an advantage of being flexible would be large screen LED Monitors and Televisions. Monitors of 30″ or wider and Televisions 50″ and wider. Reason is, you could really enjoy getting surrounded by the visuals of some aspects of entertainment. 3D Gaming on PC’s, 3D Movies as well and especially on a wide screen TV. Imagine an 80″ Screen with it slightly curving to bring you into the scene more.

    That’s really the only reason for it, other than maybe making those Android Watches, that’s really the only logical uses for them. I don’t care to have my device be flexible, I would rather not to be honest. Trying to use a touch screen that constantly gives way to pressure and movement would be something I’d not be pleased dealing with.

  • meherzaan daruwala

    Learn APPLE learn….

  • Mark Packham

    what is the point of having a small screen bendy ? Fair enough if it was 40″ plus . Apple all the way. They lead the way in design and quality !