Samsung Electronics will soon commence mass production of its smartphones having plastic polymer ‘graphene’ displays rather than glass, a step towards new technology that will not only make gadgets bendable but also unbreakable.
The 2011 prototype of the Galaxy Skin is still not rolled out, which uses bendable technology along with the Organic light-emitting diodes(OLED) display screen.
It has been reported by Wall Street Journal that Samsung is showcasing the technology to the very few customers. According to its source, this bendable technology is in the final stage of development for the smartphones, which is anticipated to be rolled out in the first half of the next year.
By making use of a plastic polymer ‘graphene’ instead of glass, the South Korean giant has manufactured display screen that can roll and bend, and can survive falls on the hard floor and blows from the customers using their devices roughly.
The South Korean companys’ step toward manufacturing the flexible display screen comes as tablet and smartphone manufacturers’ search for ways to distinguish their devices in a highly competitive market where consumers are gets confused for choosing the best one.
Organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) which are used in televisions , have made the flexible device technology possible, as they are compact and can survive being placed on extensile materials such as aluminium foil and plastic.
It’s been more than a year since Samsung showcased its new bendable smartphone of its flagship series ‘Galaxy’, which was declared to provide a high-resolution 800×480 bendable OLED display screen and 8 megapixel camera but still yet to be launched.
Companies have even started trying this new unbreakable and bendable technology for potential use in digital clothes and posters having digital displays.
The Plastics show which was held in Birmingham,UK this week where some of the similar technology were showcased, however users still have to wait till 2013 beginning before they become publically available in the market.
Specifications of Galaxy Skin would be:
–4″ 800×480 flexible AMOLED
–221mm x 67mm x 8 mm
–16GB and 32GB
–1.2Ghz processor, 1GB of RAM
–8 MP camera + VGA camera