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A look at Samsung's new flexible OLED phone prototype

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 10 Jan 2013 11:24 User comments (10)

A look at Samsung's new flexible OLED phone prototype Yesterday, Samsung showed off its impressive new flexible OLED phone prototype at CES to much attention.
The displays can be rolled up into a circle without cracking or losing any details.

Although Samsung's prototype could not be fully rolled, the phone had a 5-inch, 16:9 resolution screen that curved around the edge of the phone without any loss of image.

Of course, there is no real practical reason for a curved phone design at this time, but the tech is still extremely impressive and shows that Samsung remains on the forefront of mobile innovation.

Check some pictures via Verge's hands-on:




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10 user comments

110.1.2013 11:36

Well so much for finding a case that wont block part of the screen. And screen protectors would be a bitch to keep on.... Other than looking pretty I hope this phone is just a demo.

The tech demo yesterday however showed how the screen now uses a flexible polymer and not glass, so shattering or breaking it would be much harder, or "unbreakable" as samsung put it.

210.1.2013 11:45

this tech may be really useful if you keep the phone inside, say, a backpack, and the damage would be prevented if pressure (accidental) would tend to break the phone, impressive.


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310.1.2013 11:53

nice looks great!

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410.1.2013 11:59

I'm thinking of something that wraps around you wrist or forearm like in alot of scifi films.

511.1.2013 8:03

Originally posted by jaydubva:
I'm thinking of something that wraps around you wrist or forearm like in alot of scifi films.
A watch phone.

:/

611.1.2013 11:09

Originally posted by NHS2008:
Originally posted by jaydubva:
I'm thinking of something that wraps around you wrist or forearm like in alot of scifi films.
A watch phone.
Something like this,
http://www.engadget.com/2013/01/08/e-in...thinnest-watch/
I'm still debating the $130 investment...

711.1.2013 11:35

Originally posted by Qliphah:
Originally posted by NHS2008:
Originally posted by jaydubva:
I'm thinking of something that wraps around you wrist or forearm like in alot of scifi films.
A watch phone.
Something like this,
http://www.engadget.com/2013/01/08/e-in...thinnest-watch/
I'm still debating the $130 investment...
that would have looked cool in 60s Sci-fi movie!
Too big for me..

:/

811.1.2013 11:35

I'll still use my phone to look at the time.

911.1.2013 11:43

Yeah. But watch is still useful when you are working or in hurry..
a quick glance to wrist compared to pulling it out of your pocket and unlocking it.


:/

1011.1.2013 15:40

Given the rectangle with rounded corners farce this will be more for patent protection than anything else.

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