by Stephen Schenck | April 25, 2013 4:05 PM
Of all the technologies we're expecting to one day come to smartphones, there may be none that raises more questions than flexible screens. Could we see full-on bendable phones? Is this just going to help make regular smartphone designs less prone to accidental screen damage? Time will eventually tell, but when will these things actually get here in the first place? Over the years, we've seen plenty of companies playing around with this tech at trade shows, but so far no one's been able to put in a commercially released device. Now it's looking like LG just might be the first, and its ...
by Joe Levi | February 4, 2013 10:47 AM
Manufacturers have been teasing us with flexible displays for years. You'll be hard pressed to find a trade show anywhere in the world that doesn't have some booth with a thin sheet of plastic being twisted and flattened over and over. The Future, they say, will be made up of these displays, built-in to everything from bracelets to automotive displays. What they're not telling you is that although the display may be flexible, and the futuristic mock-ups are intended to be twisted and rolled, that's not the real intent -- nor is it their real advantage. Yes, it looks cool, high-tech, and ...
by Joe Levi | August 15, 2012 11:19 AM
We've heard about flexible displays for quite a while. Most of us have envisioned screens that roll up or fold away. Although that may be possible in the future, it's probably not what we'll see right away. Since the Nexus S, Samsung has been working on curved displays, which they called the "Contour Display". Its younger brother, the Galaxy Nexus, also has a curved screen. That's not entirely true. Though the glass is curved, the "screen" is not, and the backs of the devices are decidedly flat. Samsung's YOUM design replaces the glass sheets used in traditional OLED screens with a ...
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