Samsung have revealed its latest bit of tech that could potentially be a game changer – say goodbye to cracked phone screens with their flexible phone screen. They demonstrated a prototype Windows 8 phone with a fully flexible and foldable screen which responds to touch and doesn’t lose any colour or quality when bent.
What does this mean for the mobile world? It means that soon, phone screens could be replaced by screens made of flexible plastic which will provide more durability and shock absorption. This technology also means that the display can be edge to edge, something that isn’t currently possible with glass screen phones. According to the Associated Press:
Brian Berkeley, head of Samsung Electronics Co.’s display lab in San Jose, Calif., demonstrated a phone that consists of a matchbox-sized hard enclosure, with a paper-thin, flexible color screen attached to one end. The screen doesn’t appear flexible enough to fold in half like a piece of paper, but it could bend into a tube.
Even though the screen can’t be completely folded in half like paper, the company is said to be developing the screen to use in a tablet that could be folded down to the size of a phone. Pretty amazing stuff, eh?
Sadly, Samsung didn’t say when the technology will be available but here’s hoping it drops in the next couple of years!