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  (Source: CNET)
Samsung to have flexible displays at CES 2013

Flexible screens are interesting for a number of reasons including the ability to have curved designs or possibly even folding smartphones and still have a large screen. The biggest benefit of the flexible smartphone screen is likely to be the ability to resist damage compared to a rigid screen that is prone to breaking when dropped.

CES 2013 kicks off in a few weeks and CNET reports that Samsung Display will be showing off a pair of flexible screens at the show that could appear in smartphone or TV designs.
 
One of the screens is a 5.5-inch flexible unit with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels (267 PPI). The other screen is a much larger 55-inch unit designed specifically for use in TV sets.
 
Designing a smartphone screen that can flex requires more than simply creating the main components of the screen. Researchers for Samsung Display also have to develop a touch panel and screen covering that are flexible as well. 

Source: CNET



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RE: Not enough flex
By jimbojimbo on 12/20/2012 10:08:41 AM , Rating: 2
OK. You enjoy your rigid phones with shatter prone screens while we use this new technology and enjoy it for years before you're remotely interested. Dummy.

Some day soon: A battery technology comes out that'll allow for 4 days of constant use without any additional size or weight
You: "Call me when a battery will last me a two weeks of use."

The advent of a flexible screen is huge and people can and should enjoy it without having to wait for every other part of a phone to become flexible.


RE: Not enough flex
By Jeffk464 on 12/20/2012 12:55:42 PM , Rating: 2
They went glass(shatter prone) so the screen doesn't scratch.


RE: Not enough flex
By lagomorpha on 12/20/2012 1:30:24 PM , Rating: 2
I wonder if artificial sapphire will ever be cheap enough to replace glass. Talk about scratch resistant...


RE: Not enough flex
By JediJeb on 12/21/2012 10:54:16 AM , Rating: 2
My friend is working for a company in Russia that is working on things like that. They currently make the largest sapphire wafers for PV and Semiconductor use. www.monocrystal.com


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