The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 might come with a curved display for a few limited markets, but a straight display for most. In anticipation of Samsung launching the Galaxy Note 4 at IFA in September, ‘people familiar with the matter’ are ramping up the idea that the Note 4 will come in yet another set of flavors, one with a curved display and one without.
Polymer scientists at the University of Akron have developed a layer of transparent electrodes that is flexible, durable and more efficient than most touchscreen technology. If all you want are the CliffsNotes: this technology could eliminate the shattering of screens on your average smartphone.
Nokia may not have joined LG and Samsung in taking home any awards from the SID 2014 conference, but they may just be the ones to watch for the future of flexible displays. Nokia announced a 5.9-inch OLED panel with the ability to fold to an amazing 2mm radius. Now, that’s what I call flexible.
OLED looks to be the technology of choice for future wearables, as rumors suggest that Apple has placed an order with LG for 12 million flexible OLED displays.
Are you excited about bezel-less smartphones, 4K displays, and biometrics or do you think they’re over-hyped gimmicks? Would you prefer some solid improvements to your phone’s core features. We ask what you’re really looking for in your next device.
Samsung has announced some great news, they’ve made a breakthrough in graphene manufacturing. Graphene is that magical carbon substance that is destined to provide the world with next generation efficiency and flexibility for electronic components, such as flexible displays.
LG and Samsung are both expected to unveil new curved smartphones later this year, but the two companies are taking different approaches with their future designs.
A new generation of Samsung curved screen devices is coming this year, including some that feature screens curved around their edges.
With growing interest in flexible display technology, manufacturers are in need of more resilient materials. Graphene looks to be one of the most promising candidates, and could be the breakthrough that brings flexible displays to the masses.
Appetite for AMOLED displays has been steadily growing since 2010, but the industry could be at risk from a saturated high-end smartphone market. We explore what the future holds for AMOLED display technology.