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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: EFC Global
By Jeffk464 on 12/20/2012 12:51:42 PM , Rating: 2
Wow, that's really cool but who has a flexible phone?


RE: EFC Global
By Jeffk464 on 12/20/2012 12:53:10 PM , Rating: 2
If its flexible that means the return of an easily scratched plastic phone screen right?


RE: EFC Global
By boeush on 12/20/2012 2:33:15 PM , Rating: 2
Not necessarily. Add a polyurethane layer as the top surface, and you get a pretty scratch-proof design. Make that layer user- or service-replaceable, and you get an even more "scratch-proof" design... Screen skins are cheap.


RE: EFC Global
By retrospooty on 12/20/2012 5:32:12 PM , Rating: 2
I see it more as a break resistant screen, but it will still have to have a Gorilla Glass cover like any phone.


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