- 07-20-2012, 07:05 PM #1
Just a week after Nokia VP hinted at flexible/bendable screens for Lumia by spring, Samsung is said to release a device with said tech by the end of the year.
Samsung flexible AMOLED display production begins soon
07-21-2012, 01:27 AM #2
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Did I read that right? A flexible screen covered by inflexible glass?Talk to me about Windows Phone, Windows 8, XBOX, art, animation, design, or anything! Be sure to follow me on Twitter and friend me on Facebook (say you're from here or I may not accept)
- 07-21-2012, 01:43 AM #3
If you follow the links you come to this: A Samsung Flexible Display Patent Emerges, Products due in 2013 - Patent Bolt
The inflexible glass is probably going to be the main display, covering the flexible screen. The links show possible designs, like pullout screens, to extend viewing space, and then maybe bend them like a book. Pretty cool stuff. I just hope Samsung brings this to WP8 devices too and not just Android.
- 07-25-2012, 02:19 PM #4
Ah well. Samsung is great at throwing everything in but the kitchen sink, but their phones are still shiny cheap plasticky crap. Nokia's implementation will be classier than anything that would ever come out of Korea.
- 07-31-2012, 10:10 PM #5
- 08-02-2012, 04:10 PM #8
I just can't get past the look and feel though. My Lumia feels like it weighs 100 lbs compared to a Samsung, but I love the fact that it feels substantial and has a durable finish that isn't glossy.
I cannot stand glossy plastic on electronics. It's just amazingly impractical. Reminds me of cheap crappy Best Buy PC laptops smeared with fingerprints and gleaming with cheap fake plastichrome.
That look is a perfect compliment for the cheap and tasteless Android OS though. But Windows Phone and iOS are more elegant and they deserve a more mature looking phone IMO.