New Samsung AMOLED touch-capable display folds flat without creasing

Samsung has “created a bendable AMOLED screen which won’t crease, even after it’s been folded 100,000 times,” Kate Taylor reports for TG Daily.

“The display has a folding radius of just one millimeter, meaning that one panel lies almost completely flat on the other when folded up,” Taylor reports. “The glass cover, as well as preventing scratches, can act as a touch screen.”

Taylor reports, “The researchers say that the display remained uncreased even after 100,000 cycles of folding and unfolding – and that the relative brightness along the fold fell by only six percent. This drop in brightness is almost imperceptible to the human eye, they claim… The researchers say that they believe the displays could go into commercial production ‘soon.'”

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MacDailyNews Take: The mind reels at the possibilities, especially if the quality and cost are reasonable.

22 Comments

  1. “MacDailyNews Take: The mind reels at the possibilities, especially if the quality and cost are reasonable.”

    Too bad Samsung won’t know what to do with it until Apple shows them.

    1. I can see it now: “Man rolls iPhone into joint, smokes it”

      Followed by: “Man sues Apple for failing to warn him not to smoke his iPhone joint”

  2. Courier… The Apple Way!… A finished working product available for sale to the masses within a short period of time after Steve’s introduction…

  3. Sounds awesome until you read the fine print.

    It’s not TOUCH or MULTI-TOUCH. Everything requires you to BEND the paper or add buttons. Lots of obvious limitations.

    I’m also willing to bet the refresh rate is to low for movies or to replace a lot of conventional computing products.

    Sounds like an awesome e-book reader but it won’t be replacing any iPods, iPhones or iPads soon.

    It does sound wonderful though. Sure it will have many applications.

    But the real innovation this month is Metallic Glass, that doesn’t shatter and is stronger than metal. This will make the iPad the true PAD from Star Trek. No more cracked screens.

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