Samsung To Launch New Device with Flexible Display in September
Flexible display is one of the most interesting mobile phone technologies of recent times, but the thing about it is that we haven’t seen it actually implemented on a handset or tablet. That might be changing soon, according to a report from DDaily, a South Korean site.
This report states that by the end of Q3 2012, Samsung will release its very first device that includes the company’s Youm flexible display. This device will purportedly arrive literally at the end of the third quarter – late September, to be exact.
But here’s the thing about the flexible display – the report added that the flexible display will be protected by a decidedly non-flexible glass screen. In other words, it would be a pseudo-flexible display, one that looks like it’s flexible but actually isn’t.
To be honest, we can’t really complain that much. Remember that flexible display has not yet been used on any handheld electronic gadget, so everything is still new to Samsung. It’s a reasonable guess that future devices that include this technology would no longer require some sort of protective glass covering, thus making the displays truly pliable, as advertised.
Now what device would be rocking such soon-to-be legen – wait for it – dary technology?
We aren’t quite sure, but we’re guessing that it might be the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. The new phablet has been rumored as being due for unveiling sometime in August, so if Samsung will be releasing a new device in September with flexible display, the Galaxy Note 2 sounds like a possibility.
It may be some time before we see Samsung’s Youm display sans protective covering, but seeing it in some way, shape or form isn’t bad either.