As we become more used to rapid advancements in technology, it gets more and more difficult to wait for them. Case in point: Samsung’s flexible display technology, which was displayed at CES 2011. And it's still not out yet! However, rumor has it that we may see these displays beginning to roll out in 2013.
As most other components in smartphones are not yet flexible, we're not going to see phones you can bend in half to fit in your pocket just yet. What we can expect, however, is the effective end of worrying about screens cracking. Flexible displays can also lead to thinner, more ergonomically shaped devices.
Samsung is likely to use OLED technology, but the company is apparently also looking into graphene, which is one atom thick, incredibly strong and lightweight. Not to be left out, other major players like LG, Sony and Nokia are also working on flexible displays.