Super Flexi Phone by Samsung

According to the current trends, the sleeker the design the better a smartphone is considered to be. There is a high demand of smartphone which are compact, durable and obviously thinner. Paper thin touch screens are a futuristic concept at this point of time as considered by many but actually this myth is getting rectified. Samsung has emerged as the leaders in OLED display research and the clear leader in AMOLED production.
Clearly, the name Samsung has marked its spot in the world, its name is not unheard of. OLED Displays are thinner, more efficient and offer better picture quality than LCD or Plasma displays. Samsung invested billions of dollars in OLED research and production facilities.

After years of research, in October 2013 Samsung announced they have started to mass produce OLEDs. Samsung are developing transparent OLEDs, but these are lagging behind flexible OLEDs. They also unveiled larger transparent display prototypes such as an OLED ‘window’ and an OLED laptop, but currently they have never actually started producing transparent OLEDs. In the future which Samsung’s display arm envisions, practically every solid surface can become a screen, and every display can be bent and folded. Thanks to this technology, not only bezels, but gadgets’ bodies themselves have become a thing of the past.

AMOLED screen

At this point, such concepts seem mind-bogglingly ambitious, but display technology is a huge area of research and investment for Samsung. Samsung’s next concept, called Magic Phone, gets even crazier. The Galaxy Gear smart-watch has a small attachment on its wristband, which houses a microphone and a roll-able OLED display. The screen can be pulled and extended out of this attachment, turning the smart-watch into a full-fledged Galaxy S smartphone. It literally looks like a trick that an illusionist would pull, hence the name Magic Phone. During a company results conference, investor relations chief Robert Yi said, ‘The flexible display, we are looking to introduce sometime in 2012, hopefully the earlier part.’ Yi said that the first devices to ship with flexible screens would be phones. Other possible applications include ‘foldable’ iPad-style tablets. The company demonstrated ‘bendable’ AMOLED screens 4.5 inches across and just 0.3mm thick in January this year. Another paper by Samsung scientists showed off an AMOLED screen with a section that could be folded over completely without cracking.
Samasung super flexi screens

Thanks to a plastic encapsulation method, the flexible AMOLED displays can be rolled up like a newspaper and can even survive impacts with a hammer. Samsung says that they haven’t even begun to explore the possibilities that these types of displays can foster in the near future, but it’s clear that there is some really amazing potential here. An AMOLED display consists of an active matrix of OLED pixels that generate light (luminescence) upon electrical activation that have been deposited or integrated onto a thin-film-transistor array, which functions as a series of switches to control the current flowing to each individual pixel. This amazing technology is going to change the face of smartphones as we know it today. That day is not far, when we will fold up our smartphones like a handkerchief.