Next week in Japan at the Flat Panel Display Convention, Samsung will announce their new flexible 4.5 inch AMOLED displays. These new products feature a full WVGA (800×480) resolution and offer the same vivid color quality we have seen on the Samsung Galaxy S series.
These new displays bend and twist without damage or image distortion. It also appears they are quite durable (see video below). You can wrap them around your wrist or into a radius of just one centimeter.
We don’t know what products these flexible displays will show up in, but it opens the door for new types of wearable gadgets. Hoon-gi Min, a senior researcher at SMD said that “with this revolutionary technology to make products that are thin, light, and flexible, we will overcome the current limits for designs of IT products.”
For an idea of what to expect, check out this demo of some early prototype flexible displays. And make sure you pay special attention to that sound track.
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