Just about a year ago, flexible displays seemed like a dream, but things progress quicker than we’ve ever imagined. Samsung has been making waves in the media for a couple of months now, with its “bendy” panels, and, according to some fresh official claims, there’s already “huge” request for flexible OLED screens.

Kwon Oh-Hyun, Vice Chairman at Samsung Electronics, told the guys at KoreaTimes.co.kr that its company is “getting huge orders from electronic makers for the futuristic lineup of flexible organic light emitting diode (OLED) displays”. Kwon added that “we will be mass producing flexible OLED displays from the latter half of this year as the demand from our clients is significant.

As for actual products sporting flexible displays, Samsung’s official hesitated to name any names or to reveal any dates, but rumors say that Apple might be one of Sammy’s “clients” interested in using the new technology.

And while we’re almost sure that the future iPhone (the iPhone 5, 4SS, 4GS or whatever it will be called) will not come with a flexible screen, it’s hard to predict how Apple’s future iDevices will look. “Apple is the iconic company in the industry that will continue to set the trends. If Samsung finds increasing industry demand for a futuristic product like flexible displays, it’s hard to imagine Apple doesn’t have something to do with it” said a financial analyst in a short statement for Korean website KoreaTimes.