Samsung's Stretchable OLED Could Be Game Changer

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24 May, 2017

According to Yonhap News, Samsung will reveal a 9.1-inch stretchable organic LED panel during the Society for Information Display 2017 event which runs Tuesday through Thursday at the LA Convention Center.

The stretchable OLED display is unique as it can bend in both directions, when compared to previous flexible panels that could bend in one direction only, the company said.

The South Korean tech titan will showcase an ultra flexible OLED display at US Tech fair in Los Angeles tomorrow. The stretchable OLED display technology is based on advanced technologies and hence can be the best product when it reaches the market.

After gifting us many cutting-edge technologies, Samsung is again all set to mesmerize us with the world's first "stretchable" display. Even when its happening, the OLED display will maintain a high resolution, though Samsung did not mention how many pixels its prototype is packing.

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The working mechanism of the stretchable displays is very similar to the balloons.

According to the reports from Yonhap news agency, this new stretchable OLED technology is unique because it is capable of bending in both the directions, whereas the previous panels were created to bend in only one direction. The 5.09-inch screen can be used for a more immersive multimedia experience and VR, as it can portray real objects in-panel which are seen differently depending on where the viewer is standing. Samsung may unveil rollable and stretchable displays for future Notes and Phones. When using the stretchable OLED display, they can attach a smartwatch to clothes or the body and move freely.

However, reports claimed in January that the long-rumoured 'Galaxy X' (aka Project Valley) foldable smartphone/tablet will be launched in the third quarter this year, quite possibly at the IFA trade show in Berlin this September. Flexible displays and panels are relatively new.


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