Samsung Demos Rollable OLED Prototype Display

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  1. dgstorm

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    It looks like Samsung is getting close to the bendable smartphones of the future. Above is a video demo of a Samsung made OLED prototype display. As is obvious, this tech is more than just flexible and bendable, it is actually demonstrated rolling like a sheet of wallpaper.

    It's probable this tech will make its debut in smartphones and other mobile devices, but eventually we can expect to see flexible displays gracing walls, refrigerators, billboards, windows and more. We may one day be surrounded by constantly moving visual advertisements throughout our city environments. What do you folks think of that possibility?
     
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    I can see a "tape measure" display being something more useful to transform a "typical" 5.5" diagonal smartphone display in portrait orientation into a quasi-tablet in landscape orientation when extended or "unrolled" from the side. That would be neat for watching videos as well as for working on spreadsheets. You could also turn it for reading e-books, Bring it on, Samsung!


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    Good points. Other than that, I can't see something like this being practical for everyday use. Still, the more things like this we see, the better the chances of getting some kind of new form factor for devices.
     
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    Imagine an E-Reader the size of a fat pencil?
     
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    I'm not carrying that in my pocket. Guess it's a matter of how you commute/etc. If I rode a bus or train to work and carried a bag, that'd be great, but I don't.

    Good use case for the tech though.
     
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    Imagine that it's small enough to fit behind your ear? WHo COULDN'T commute with that. IMAGINE dude.

    It's like...it's like...
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    ROFL!

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    Bendable displays means no broken glass so even if they use the technology for nothing more than a smartphone screen there are advantages. Love to see what they come up with.

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    Imagine staying in a hotel with a crappy, if any view, and being able to "change the channel" on your window to a beautiful one. I don't remember the name of the movie (maybe tv show?) but I saw it once where they were able to change the view from their giant picture (literally) window. To be able to do that with even bay windows would be pretty neat. Put a solar panel/battery unit (between the panels) on the reverse side and it'd be able to power itself.

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    You mean like the Motorola Droid Turbo 2?

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    To get the full realistic effect it would have to be a true 3D display that is viewable without glasses (like the HTC EVO 3D).

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    Yea but it wouldn't need to bend like that.

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