Samsung Will Show Off Flexible Smartphone and TV Displays at CES

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Perhaps Samsung's Galaxy S IV or V will sport a display that can bend over backwards without breaking or shattering into a million pieces. Such devices are coming, maybe sooner than you think. At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas next month, Samsung will kick things off by demonstrating a flexible display intended for handsets.

According to CNet, one of Samsung Display's flexible screens measures 5.5 inches and features a 1280x720 HD resolution (267 pixels per inch). It's intended for smartphones, and given the size, it's probably primed for a future Galaxy Note device.

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The mobile market isn't the only one Samsung Display is focusing on. In addition to a pliable 5.5-inch panel, the company will also bring to CES a flexible 55-inch display. At the rate things are going, we suppose that could also be used on a future Galaxy Note device (we kid, we kid)!

Joking aside, flexible panels in the 55-inch arena are probably best suited for businesses rather than home consumers. Imagine you're shopping in a mall or a department store and there's 55-inch display wrapped around a giant circular column pumping out in-store deals. That makes a bit more sense than putting one of these things in your home.
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Dorkstar replied on Fri, Dec 21 2012 11:11 AM

So looking at these, I don't find them appealing in a phone; We've covered that. But, I do find them extremely attractive if they were built into vehicles. This would blend design with technology, and change the entire shape of your "Cockpit" in your vehicle. Assuming speech recognition continues to advance, we could see flexible displays appear where buttons and knobs once were.

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