Flexible displays – and those that show off its content in full color to boot, happen to be the dream of many a science fiction fan, that is for sure. While we have seen advancements in the field by the likes of LG, here we are with Samsung and their spanking new fully flexible OLED display which looks as though it is more than ready to be released in the market.
This flexible OLED display will cater for the likes of smartphones first, although we are pretty certain that tablets too, are set to follow – and a myriad of devices afterwards. The machine, as seen in the video above, will be able to pull the display out from as though it was a scroll. This is definitely a step in the right direction for the masses, and eventually, we should be able to reach a stage where there are many different kinds of devices that will allow us to pull out the screen, and then to have it roll right back in like a measuring tape.
This particular rollable display is no mean feat, taking into consideration the kind of technological breakthroughs in which it has to go through. For instance, the screen size might just be 5.7” in its measurements, but it will still be able to deliver Full HD resolution, now how about that? Of course, no prizes for guessing that the next logical step would be to bump up the resolution so that it can hit the 4K mark, but that is a different story for another day.
As for this 5.7” 1080p OLED panel, it measures all of just 0.01” (0.3mm) thick – or should we say, thin? This discounts the touch layer, so do keep that at the back of your mind, but the real miracle is the fact that it is fully flexible. Chances are Samsung’s OLED manufacturing plants will be fitted to roll out more and more of such displays in the future, and who are we to go against the possibility of Samsung introducing a smartphone that lets you roll out its display some time down the road?