[Rumor] Samsung Plans to Launch a Bent Display This Year & a Bendable One Next Year

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  1. dgstorm

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    According to recently released intel out of Korea, Samsung plans to launch a mainstream smartphone this year using their YOUM flexible display technology. Supposedly, this device will only be a "bent" display, and the "bendable" one won't show up until next year. This latest rumor also indicates that this newer "bent" display device will only ship out in small quantities to fill a niche market, just as they did with the Galaxy Round device. The main difference is that this new bent phone will include a more pronounced “curve” on one edge of the display (as pictured in the prototype above).

    Perhaps their launch slogan for the device will be, "Get bent!"

    Source: TalkAndroid
     
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    I can't imagine what it would be useful for. I'm not saying it wouldn't be good for something, I just can't figure out what.
     
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    I agree jspradling7
    the only thing I can think of is for an complete screen immersion reality. Such as a dome that a user can sit in that has a 360° field of view in every direction. This could be the next step toward VR.
    On phones.... not so much.