Samsung to show off flexible displays at CES 2013

December 20, 2012
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Samsung flexible display

Samsung could be adding a “twist” to the smartphone market at CES 2013.

According to CNET, the Korean conglomerate will use the occasion to show off its long-awaited flexible displays. Samsung Display, a sister company of Samsung Electronics, will display its newly developed bendable screens that might replace the current hard substrate-based panels on phones, tablets and other consumer electronics.

Visitors will have the chance to see a 5.5-inch flexible screen designed for smartphones, featuring a 1280 x 720 pixels resolution (HD) and a pixel density of 267ppi. Samsung will also present its latest TV sized 55-inch screen to the visitors.

However, don’t expect to see any bendable devices at the Las Vegas show. So far, Samsung’s flexible screens only offer the freedom to design devices that feature new and interesting form factors — think curved screens or smart bezels. Samsung specified that the bendable displays cannot be rolled, so don’t expect anything crazy. Also, the manufacturer has to figure out how to integrate the flexible displays with other components, such as touch panels.

It’s good to see that Samsung is working hard on improving the quality of its flexible screens, given that modern consumers expect nothing less than HD resolutions.

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