Samsung to offer CES demo of flexible smartphone, HDTV displays
20th Dec 2012 | 18:43
Attendees get an early glimpse of bendable screens
Your next smartphone may be able to bend to your will - literally - thanks to flexible screen technology Samsung Display plans to show off at the Consumer Electronics Show next month.
CNET reported that the display division of Samsung Electronics will show off a pair of bendable screens which could one day reinvent how smartphones, tablets and even HDTVs are made.
Attendees at CES 2013 will be treated to their first glimpse of a 5.5-inch flexible display touting a 1280 x 720 HD resolution with a pixel density of 267 ppi.
Samsung Display will also use the same event in Las Vegas to unveil the technology applied to a 55-inch television set.
The impressive technology used for the screen is currently missing a touch panel and cover lens, which are considered necessary to form a modern touchscreen-enabled device.
While demonstration prototypes will indeed bend without breaking, Samsung Display was quick to note that the screens aren't yet made to curl up into a roll.
There are also rumblings that Samsung could debut a completely new image for its iconic brand next month, with a focus on lifestyle activities more befitting its new "global powerhouse" status.