Samsung To Introduce New Flexible 4.5inch Display At CES

Discussion in 'Android News' started by WenWM, Jan 1, 2011.

  1. WenWM
    Offline

    WenWM Premium Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2010
    Messages:
    642
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Minnesota
    [​IMG]

    You might have missed this in the news, but Samsung has a new display that might be of interest to you. Samsung, the leader in Smartphone display technology, just recently brought out their next screen technology. This new technology is a flexible AMOLED display that’s only 2mm thick and 4.5 inches big. This means if you are in the market for a new phone that’s screen is larger than 4.3 inches, Samsung can provide you that soon from what we can tell. This Flexible screen technology seems to be the same thing we have on the Nexus S (curved display), and this is either a more advanced display or the previous technology was simple limited to 4.0 inches.

    Here is the press release:
    Source (Samsung Mobile Display to showcase 4.5-inch flexible AMOLED, 19-inch transparent AMOLED displays at CES | BGR | Boy Genius Report)
  2. tiggerxplur
    Offline

    tiggerxplur New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2010
    Messages:
    654
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Phoenix AZ
    im not really sure how these would be useful on a phone or tv unless the whole device was flexable
  3. WenWM
    Offline

    WenWM Premium Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2010
    Messages:
    642
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Minnesota
    Well the Nexus S has something similar on it. If the screen wasn't flexible, it wouldn't be able to curve...
    So that's how it can be used in phones.
  4. Rhino413
    Offline

    Rhino413 New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2010
    Messages:
    204
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    what does having a curved screen on the nexus S actually do for you as
    a consumer? Having a convexed screen seems more like a marketing gimmick. old CRT screens where convexed and I hated it. in fact i'm sure most people hated it thats why everyone switched to flat screens. And other than rolling up you cell phone I don't see much use for this tech when its installed in a rigid frame like a phone or TV.
  5. SSHGuru
    Offline

    SSHGuru New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2009
    Messages:
    3,839
    Likes Received:
    30
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Fort Lauderdale
    A curved screen has nothing to do with flexibility, they are manufactured that way.
  6. WenWM
    Offline

    WenWM Premium Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2010
    Messages:
    642
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Minnesota
    Well gingerbread does have a CRT screen off effect.
    And the covered display is to fit your face better, and something else... Who knows. When I used it, it didn't feel different at all.
  7. Rhino413
    Offline

    Rhino413 New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2010
    Messages:
    204
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I guess one could say that the screen tech would bring a higher level of screen life as the screen would not be so sensitive to damage IE phone is tight pants pocket. but again this would really depend on the whole device being flexible. for this tech to even be useful. and there is no mention of this new tech providing greater impact protection. because even if the screen can bend and roll can it take a direct jab from lets say a pen or small object with out damaging the pixels. and the screen res is low one would thing samsung would push for all screens to be at or above what apple is shipping right now. so for now im not sold on this idea. Does the nexus S have gorilla glass??
  8. Rhino413
    Offline

    Rhino413 New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2010
    Messages:
    204
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0

    To fit your face better HMM. i think you are mistaking Curved with concaved. because a concaved screen that didnt blur or distort would be cool as that would fit your face better.
  9. WenWM
    Offline

    WenWM Premium Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2010
    Messages:
    642
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Minnesota
    Yes you are right... Concaved display is what the nexus s has.
  10. Rhino413
    Offline

    Rhino413 New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2010
    Messages:
    204
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    OK then that is cool and I think that would provide some ergonomic designs in cells phones to come about. I love my Droid X but it being flat as a table on my face isn't always the most comfortable thing. so having the ability to concave a screen and not loose picture quality is nice as well. Also I thought about this for a sec I have a case for my droid X and when ever you click it on or off of the device it puts a considerable amount of stress on the screen for those few secs you are putting on or off. having a flexible screen even just a little bit would be nice as that would allow some Play in the screen so you don't stress it in situations like this or like i said earlier when you have your 500 dollar smart phone in your jeans and you bend down to get something and the jeans tighten on the phone like a death grip.
  11. diverbelow
    Offline

    diverbelow New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2010
    Messages:
    342
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Vancouver WA
    Here is a of a hammer hitting either a LCD or AMOLED and this flexible screen.
  12. diverbelow
    Offline

    diverbelow New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2010
    Messages:
    342
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Vancouver WA
    Did not know the video will be displayed. It should have said: "Here is a video of a hammer hitting either a LCD or AMOLED and this flexible screen."
  13. tiggerxplur
    Offline

    tiggerxplur New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2010
    Messages:
    654
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Phoenix AZ
    wonder what would have happened if they didnt use a rubber hammer like the did the first screen
  14. REMilk
    Offline

    REMilk New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009
    Messages:
    764
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    On a Cribbage board
    Maybe the flexible screens will reduce screen breakage.
  15. ruthless101901
    Offline

    ruthless101901 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2011
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I have the Fascinate and love the screen so far. A flexible, durable screen would be great. So far Samsung is very impressive, except in the software department.

    Sent from my SCH-I500 using DroidForums App
  16. kodiak799
    Online

    kodiak799 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2010
    Messages:
    4,779
    Likes Received:
    209
    Trophy Points:
    63
    One step closer to an expandable rollable-type screen which will probably lead to a merging, of sorts, of the tablet and cell phone.
  17. anno
    Offline

    anno New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2011
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Flexeble, means more durable.

    I see 2 things that's good for concumer:
    1. more durable (I think everybody has device with broken screen)
    2. changable screen size (some years ago there was anounce with rollable
    Like

    Only one problem I see. How to attach new type of multitouch screen(resistive) to new flex LCD.
  18. anno
    Offline

    anno New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2011
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Only one problem I see. How to attach new type of multitouch screen(resistive) to new flex LCD.[/QUOTE]