The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Samsung thinks it’ll be able to release flexible plastic OLED displays by next year. The Korean company says that it is “in the last stage of development” for the displays, and hopes to be able to release them in 2013. If Samsung manages to keep to this particular timeline, we may see radically new phone designs based on the new technology near the second half of 2013 (Samsung and other manufacturers have to build the prototypes as well, a phone isn’t just a display). It has to be said though that the objective of these flexible displays isn’t to create a phone that can be folded in your pocket (though that may be the reality someday) – it’s more to do with improving the strength and flexibility of highly fragile displays that are used in hi-end smartphones today.
Source: Wall Street Journal