Samsung have long been teasing the idea of flexible displays and have recently created a subsidiary, Samsung Display, which will showcase a couple of their flexible displays at CES 2013 (Consumer Electronics Showcase). Reportedly the first will target smartphone users, with a 5.5 inch 1280 x 720 HD screen, while the other will be a massive 55 inch screen, obviously for television use.
According to Samsung Display, these screens curve without rendering, but don’t yet roll up. The men in white coats in the lab developed the touch panel and cover lens in addition to creating the material that becomes the main substance of the screen.
The electronics giant has long been accused of merely copying and refining in the smartphone market and this kind of innovation would surely silence their critics. If Samsung Display can perfect this kind of technology, we could see another radical shift in smartphone trends in the years to come, just like we saw after the introduction of the iPhone.
CES is kicking off in about three weeks and we can’t wait to see what kind of devices and technologies get unveiled. If these are the kind of new technologies we can expect from CES 2013, it will be a fantastic show!