Samsung might not have showcased its Galaxy X, which is being rumored as the first smartphone that features a foldable display, but it definitely has the next best thing to show off and it could very well become the next addition in smartphones and tablets of the future. It is what the company is referring to a stretchable display unit and possess several unique properties that other panels are not able to boast.
Samsung’s New Stretchable OLED panel Is Bendable, Foldable, and Is Expected to Be Found in Several Devices of the Future
The company has stated that it will be unveiling its stretchable display for the very first time at a US display conference. Details from the company have stated that there is going to be 9.1-inch stretchable display using OLED technology that will be showcased at the SID 2017 event, which kicks off on Tuesday at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
There are several unique properties of the stretchable display and apart from delivering rich colors and remaining bright outdoors, this latest advancement in display tech is flexible, bendable, foldable and rollable, and will eventually be found in various applications and products, including smartphones and other mobile devices.
One Samsung Display spokesperson described the several properties of this stretchable OLED panel (via Korea Herald).
“While current flexible OLED is able to be transformed in only one side, this stretchable OLED can be transformed -- whether curved, bended or rolled -- in both sides, above and below.”
Our guess is that this is the same form of display that is going to be used in the upcoming Galaxy X. Rumors are disseminating that the release of the foldable display smartphone is going to take place this year but it looks like complications in the production process might force Samsung to delay the unveiling to early 2018.
Regardless, we will continue to provide you with timely details on the matter and hopefully, you and I will not be late to the party to witness the next-gen displays getting incorporated in smartphones, tablets, and various other products.