Samsung Moves Forward with Flexible Displays for Gadgets; Coming First Half 2013

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    It's been a while since we have heard any cool news about Samsung's flexible OLED display technology. Today the dry spell ends, and the news is very exciting! According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, Samsung has worked out several of the problems they were having meeting deadlines with their new flexible display tech. In fact, they are now in the last phase of development for the technology and will likely bring devices to market in the first half of next year.

    As we reported previously, this same report re-confirms that Samsung will first introduce the technology in devices that are not flexible. Instead they will come with a thin layer of glass on top inside traditional mobile devices. Here's a quote with more details on why that will be the case,

    Additionally, it will take time for Samsung to revamp their production line for the new technology, and they need to gradually ease off from their current display technology so as not to shoot themselves in the foot.

    Source: WSJ
     
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    I just don't get the need.
    A flexible phone? If it helps regular phones have screens that don't break as easy, cool. But an actual flexible display? What are the practical applications of that?
     
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    So that is your pocket bends so will the phone thus not breaking the screen.
     
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    Then you need bendable plastic and bendable batteries.
    Besides, let's be honest, phones don't crack because they are in your pocket. They crack when you drop them.
    Having broken 3 phones, an ipad and my Android tablet... I know. lol
     
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    exactly this .. what good is a bendable screen if the rest of the parts are solid ?
     
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    When people do their phone the thing that breaks 99% of the time is the screen. This would eliminate that. Also a slightly more flexible build material for the phones case and they could probably do some interesting things with this.

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    There are flexible plastics (they are the base of the flexible screens) and flexible batteries but they are not too efficient.
    The flexible displays are not such a big deal as a consumer, but they are a great step-technology wise.
    If this paves up the road for the flexible organic solar cells, I'm ok with it.
     
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    Willow glass is flexible too.. how much.. idk.

    This opens up a wide variety in designs.. who knows what phones will look like in the near future.
     
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    flexible.... that kind of stuff is on the horizon with technology like flexible screens
     
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    bbetween this kind of display and that microscopic coating that water-proofs a phone, there will be MUCH less need for replacement. I love it
     
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    unless they intentionally leave a few flaws that will make you upgrade/replace. Another great piecer of tech to use on our phones would be the healing plastic. Anytime you get a nick, scratch, or scuff, it will heal every time you plug your phone in to charge.
     
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