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Samsung concept video shows off the future of wearables and phone displays

Earlier today, Samsung showed off a concept video at the MobileBeat conference in San Francisco, demonstrating one possible future for display and wearable tech. Read on to learn more!
July 9, 2013
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Mobile tech has come a long way from the early era of cellphones and massive laptops. Today we have extremely fast yet thin smartphones, powerful tablets and even wearable devices such as Google Glass and the next-gen Sony smart watch. Where are we going next? It’s hard to say for sure, though today Samsung gave us a brief look at their vision of the future in the form of a new concept video shown off at the MobileBeat conference in San Francisco.

At the beginning of the video, Samsung reveals a concept display technology, found within a bendable mobile device that can change from tablet to phone. The video also touches on wearable technology by showing off a disposable sensor that can painlessly take health data using radio frequency waves. You can check all that out here:

Speaking at the conference, Samsung strategy chief Young Sohn made it clear that the Korean giant sees a lot of potential in both wearable and medical technology.

Sohn says that while only about 10 percent of those at the conference were using wearable tech, this number will continue to rise quickly as computers make their way into more devices like glasses, clothing and watches. Once wearable tech becomes widely accepted, it could also open new doors for personal medical technology.

Before you get too excited by the concepts discussed in the video, just remember that these are currently nothing but ideas and early experiments. You don’t have to look any further than Samsung’s flexible display technology demos to know that it can take many years to go from the concept stage to an actual product. Sometimes it never happens.

What do you think of the concepts shown off in the Samsung video, when might such ideas move out of the conceptual phase and into reality?