Samsung’s flexible displays have been making headlines for quite some time now, and it seems like they won’t be coming to production lines any time soon. Reports now state that Samsung’s flexible displays have been further delayed due to yield problems, and should be back in production some time next year.
We still have no idea how these displays will be implemented into new devices. They are flexible, so manufacturers can toy around with fun designs to differentiate themselves from the crowd. Of course, bringing new form-factors to the smartphone market implies a certain amount of risk. It is safe to say we are relatively happy with our black slabs, as past attempts to make creatively designed devices have failed.
There is much more to these Samsung’s YOUM displays than their flexibility, though. These also happen to be nearly indestructible, thinner and lighter. Take a look at the video below to see one of these screens being hammered (literally).
These displays were rumored to hit the streets sometime during late 2012, with some reports telling us the Galaxy Note 2 could feature one. Of course, both options seemed pretty unbelievable from the beginning, as we still see this type of technology as a “thing of the future.” But according to DDaily’s sources, we could still see these displays hit the shelves during the first half of 2013. That is, if Samsung manages to get everything back up and running by (or before) early 2013.
If you ask us, this still seems like a stretch, and we would be in luck if these displays hit the market by 2013 at all. But who knows, everything moves fast in the smartphone market.
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