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Samsung moves forward with plans to mass produce flexible displays

By Shawn Knight
Nov 15, 2012
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  1. Samsung is in the final development stage for their flexible display for mobile devices. The component is being built using special plastics rather than glass, a move that will ultimately make the screen more resilient to damage and weigh less...

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  2. VitalyT

    VitalyT TS Evangelist Posts: 1,823   +546

    They say computer screens are bad on your eyes. What looking at these screens will do to you - pupils disproportion?
  3. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 1,916   +365

    What happens when you accidentally tear your bendable phone? the screens seem like they will be immensely easier to scratch. I feel like these will integrate in the future into homes, but I dont feel lke curved screens will catch on quickly on phones and such
  4. Depending on how flexible the screens turn out to be, you could be looking at your first flip smartphone. Being able to cut my phones size in half would be useful since screens are getting larger again as time goes on and are harder to fit in a pocket.
  5. dcnc123

    dcnc123 TS Member Posts: 52

    That's a good thing.... are these touch screens too?
  6. Zoltan Head

    Zoltan Head TS Enthusiast Posts: 268   +27

    I suspect they won't last very long if folded into a u-bend each time they're put away!
    Not sure of the advantage of a bendy phone, either?
    Should be good for domestic applications & packaging if the price is right? :)
  7. sambob

    sambob TS Rookie

    And In unsurprising news Samsung will be selling these to everyone...but, Apple.
    Paybacks a *****.
  8. ..err, Japan has made cellphone with flexible display years ago, one of my friend had one, her phone is just like chocolate bar then you can just snap it on your wrist, it will bend just like flexible wristband on your wrist
  9. avoidz

    avoidz TS Maniac Posts: 454   +54

    I can see flexible displays have a use somewhere, but for personal phones I'm not so sure. Isn't it a good thing mobile phones are made rigid and not flimsy? I'd like to see some prototypes anyway.


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