joni, 05 Oct 2013you are correct ; flexible smartphone is not possible at this moment May be you need to start thinking more--
Sniper, 05 Oct 2013it will never be a flexible smart-phone in the future why ? because the problem is not screen,... moreMotherboards can also be flexible...
Check out this video-> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLMWXBv5rY4
Its an actual working display from Samsung..
Its only a matter of time that other components can also be made as flexible...
Check out --> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLMWXBv5rY4
The prototype shown by Samsung in this video is actual working display...
Anonymous, 05 Oct 2013The most useless invention of the decade. Flexible displays? They will be flexed in your pocke... moreThe most useless comment ever! Flexible display doesn't break because it is meant to be flexible. What makes u think that sapphire crystal doesn't break?
Flexible display or flexible phone?
Don't believe they will put out a flex phone as there is no point in that and would be hard to handle so why are you posting photos of a bendable phone when the article is about flexible displays?
Probably they will just use it to wrap around some part of the phone
The most useless invention of the decade. Flexible displays? They will be flexed in your pocket and eventually break or get dents. This will be a flop as most customers won't accept it as a future technology. A good sapphire crystal glass is enough to protect your display. That's it.
Nice design but it would be difficult to be keeping them in pockets....i hope it wont be a pain....
adeesha, 05 Oct 2013Nokia already done that before Samsung done that before .
adeesha, 05 Oct 2013"You will know why that **concept** failed in the first place."
"The device ... moreI think again you missed my point. Regardless whether if it is a concept or prototype, that flexible display that Nokia demonstrated failed for one simple reason stated in the article u posted:
"The downside is that you have to use both hands and it's not terribly convenient, with far too much effort being required to flex the device compared to simply tapping on the screen."
So it is not worth the effort of pushing it for production. As I said before, u should read the article before posting them.
To start with, Nokia don't make displays and they use Samsung's display for their AMOLED displays.
Only LG and Samsung is pushing the flexible displays into production unlike others. So, your whole purpose of posting those comments are rather irrelevant at this stage.
adeesha, 05 Oct 2013show me any reasonable video from Samsung (even a prototype)
(not the flexible display)
&quo... moreYou must be in the wrong page then. We are talking about flexible displays not flexible phones.
Prototypes of flexible display are shown here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dY_ADCTBKVE
Ronny, 05 Oct 2013You must be in your elementary school if you think that is a flexible display similar to what ... more"You will know why that **concept** failed in the first place."
"The device is just a **prototype** with no current plans of being put into production. But who knows, we might just see them in the future, and not necessarily from Nokia."
know the difference between concept and prototype
Motherboard is not even a problem...displays has always been until now..youm technology is awesome!!
Ronny, 05 Oct 2013That's amazing! How much did you buy that for? (sarcasm)show me any reasonable video from Samsung (even a prototype)
(not the flexible display)
adeesha, 05 Oct 2013Check this out
http://www.gsmarena.com/nokia_demonstrates_flexible_oled_display_at_nokia_worl... moreYou must be in your elementary school if you think that is a flexible display similar to what Samsung demoed "Youm" display in the past.
I guess u didn't read the link you posted properly. You will know why that concept failed in the first place.
adeesha, 05 Oct 2013Nokia already done that before That's amazing! How much did you buy that for? (sarcasm)
dladz, 05 Oct 2013Really? Man u are behind the times aren't you.they have created flexible motherboards yes, but SoCs cannot be flexible, Cpus are far too complex to be made flexible at this point, there are billions of transistors in a single Cpu, making it flexible would allow so many things to go wrong easily. Also it would need to be made out of a flexible material that can transfer heat through to the heatsink/copper strip.
adeesha, 05 Oct 2013Nokia already done that before no they havent. phones with flexible displays havent existed before. There's been concept designs by OEMS before but never a production sample. Samsungs been experimenting with curved and flexible displays for years now.