Samsung’s New Flexible & Bendable Phone In 2012
The Galaxy Skin phone is the new flexible and bendable phone by Samsung.
Samsung demonstrated ‘bendable’ AMOLED screens 4.5 inches across and just 0.3mm thick in January this year.
Reports hints that phones using the technology – which can be ‘rolled up’ and survive hammer blows – will appear in the second quarter of next year.
The technology relies on atom-thick layers of ‘graphene’ – sheets of carbon atoms – sandwiched together, protecting a layer of liquid crystal ‘screen’.
Earlier this year, reports leaked that Samsung had the capacity to manufacture large amounts of the screen by ‘early 2012′ – but no one knew what they might be for.
The report was remarkably specific, stating that the handset would offer specifications including a high-resolution 800×480 flexible AMOLED screen, eight megapixel camera and 1Gb of RAM as well as a 1.2GHz processor.
Those specifications sound suspiciously similar to the spec of Samsung’s current flagship, the Galaxy S II, however.
Will Findlater, editor of Stuff magazine told Mail Online today, ‘AMOLED is already the mobile screen technology to beat, so if it’s as good as promised, flexible AMOLED could put an end to smashed smartphone displays – and tablets, which are even more fragile.’
Samsung has made no official announcement regarding the product, and while they definitely can manufacture such technology – it was freely on show earlier this year