Samsung May Still Use Flexible OLED Tech on Galaxy Note 3 in Limited Areas

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  1. dgstorm

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    Last week we shared some intel suggesting Samsung had some issues to work out with their flexible OLED technology and wouldn't be able to include it in their Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Today's newest news suggests that will only be partially true. Apparently, the primary problem Samsung is facing results in a lowered supply rather than completely shutting it out all-together.

    Supposedly, they plan to launch the Galaxy Note 3 with the flexible display tech, but because of a low yields, will only be able to offer it in a few select markets. Additionally, this info confirms earlier reports that this version of the technology will not be intended to showcase curved or bendable displays just yet. The primary advantage of the technology initially will be that it is thinner, lighter, uses less power and is unbreakable (because it is plastic).

    Because it is thinner and lighter, this would allow manufacturers to include larger batteries without sacrificing the slim & light form factor. It's obviously taking a bit longer for the new tech to fully mature, but it's good to know it is evolving and should soon see retail production.

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    How much bigger can the battery really get with an extra 1/20th of an inch?
     
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    Can be pretty big if they are using Si nanowire anodes, because they are at most, 100nm long, so in that 1/20 of an inch, they can fit ~635 stacks more.
    But obviously that is wishful thinking that they are going to use the state-of-the-art Batteries; it's more likely that they are just going to go with a cheap polymer/carbon Li-Battery and in that case, it's not that much of a difference, it would give you about 200mAmps more
     
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