Come the smartphones that bend
The Korean company Samsung showed at an event with the shareholders of the company its advances in flexible displays. After years of research, suppliers of components for the telephone industry are about to change the design of smartphones, with the launch of the first flexible OLED screens.
The Korean automaker, which has long tried his luck with curvilinear Galaxy Round and recently launched the first phone with the first screen of both sides with the Galaxy Note Edge, plans to start production of flexible OLED panels in 2015. The strategy of Samsung passes for taking the lead to take as soon as possible with a market share, since the company does not expect its rivals can catch him until 2016. Logically, the range of non-smartphones or tablets is closed, but opens the door to countless wearable devices that will draw most out of this feature.
Both Samsung and LG have spent years experimenting with flexible displays, but the main result of this work have been curved screen TVs. Although curvature, the screens of these devices remain rigid, inter alia by the difficulty of mass produce a display technology that has not left the lab. For now, Samsung believes that is sufficient to produce between 30,000 and 40,000 flexible screens a month, you hope to accomplish during the next year to launch first smartphone that can bend. It is hoped that flexibility is limited to a single point, as in his promotional video, as the fact that the screen twice does not mean the rest of the electronics can do it too.
Samsung’s promise of a folding screen comes just days after LG projected future plans. Apparently the Korean rival Samsung also intends to develop increasingly flexible screens and by 2017 expects to have deployed the necessary to implement screens capable of being folded first, and then rolling devices completely technology. These OLEDs would be able to withstand high temperatures and reduce the thickness enough to be able to hold this folded and flexibility.