Ongoing advancements in display technology have seen several prototypes being shown off recently, from HP’s flexible display made almost entirely out of plastic, to Philips’ transparent OLED concept and a bendable, stretchable screen prototype developed by researchers at the University of Tokyo. Samsung Mobile Display has been doing some progress on this front as well, announcing today a new 6.5-inch flexible AMOLED prototype.
According to the company, this prototype is the most flexible one they're done so far and lowers manufacturing costs significantly – helping them near mass production. The technology is still young, but promises faster response times and lower power consumption compared to traditional LCD technology. While Samsung wouldn’t confirm any shipping estimates for production panels, the company expects the technology to find its way into e-passports, military maps, watches, cell phones and more.