CES 2011: Video of Samsung’s 4.5-inch Flexible AMOLED display

Ian Hardy

January 6, 2011 8:20am

Remember last week when Samsung Mobile Display was touting they had come up with a 4.5-inch WVGA Flexible AMOLED display? Well, it’s here at CES and we got a quick video of it. Unfortunately it’s not yet in production but you can get a sense of where mobile is heading if this ever did get the green light. Imaging these displays that you could basically roll up an place in your pocket – or possibly this as a full touchscreen tablet. Even on full curved angles the screen still has a bright resolution (800 x 480). Other specs of the “World’s thinnest resolution Flexible AMOLED” are that it has a bending radius of less than 10mm and a thickness is 0.27mm. Check out the video after the break

  • Phil

    WOW! Just WOW! Samsung is kicking a*s as usual…

  • phuzzykiller

    Sweet!! Now it’ll be even EASIER to lose a phone that you can roll up and put in any pocket….. I love new toys….

  • Colin

    I don’t thing that you will be able to roll up a phone or tablet anytime soon. So the screen is flexable, the rest of the hardware isn’t.

  • TGN

    I think you should be more impressed of the reduced chance of physical damage to your phones display if (correction)”when” you drop your device.

  • EJ

    This is pretty revolutionary IMO. Imagine a panoramic camera feed being viewed on a spherical screen made with this lcd tech. That would be awesome.

  • Stuntman

    Are these also touch screens as well as displays? Seeing this made me think of the Nexus S because it featured a curved display. I believe that only the outer surface of the Nexus S display is curved. The inner surface or display is flat.

  • barry

    what the hell is the point of this?

  • Fps fan

    This could be amazing… Forget cell phones, how about a tv screen the completely surrounds you, I’m sure the gaming industry could create a fps that let’s you play from within that screen in a 360 degree environment, you turn your character turns, the motion contoll is already there… Either way I can’t wait for this to go into production

    • tye

      A screen that surrounds you?…. if im sitting back watching tv with a beer in one hand and some doritos in a bowl, the last thing that i wanna do is be in a continuous rotating state, trying to follow a movie or somthing…. im just saying.

  • tye

    Gee-wiz!…now i can roll up some “stuff”, smoke and play angry bird, on my all in one device!

  • Gavin

    Say what you will about Samsung but it’s this company is in a league of its own in terms of hardware innovation. They are a force – and the fruit companies (BBY & Apple) know it.

  • Shamique Ahmed

    soo…what’s the use of this?