It is no secret Samsung has quite an astounding view of what the future of technology will be like. The company has been working on the next step towards that direction with its flexible screens, more recently known as Youm displays. It all seems like science fiction still, and we may have been under the wrong idea that it would be a while before these displays reached your devices. The latest reports state these flexible AMOLED displays will be entering production lines this very quarter.
There is one small downside, though. According to the source, the displays being manufactured this year will not exactly be the foldable ones we have seen before; these will come with protective glass layers that will make them unable to take other forms or shapes.
So just why is this good news, if we won’t be able to have our weirdly shaped devices yet? Well, this technology does bring forth some major improvements. First, these are known to be almost indestructible (though this may change with the adition of a glass layer). And if you are a fan of super-thin device (Samsung is known for making thin smartphones), manufacturers will also be able to take advantage of the displays’ extra thinness.
Youm panels are about 0.6 mm thick, and the glass layer will make it about 1 mm. Current AMOLED displays almost double the thickness measuring about 1.8 mm in thickness.
Not that we care much about thinness anymore, device are more than slim already. Some of us would go as far as saying current smartphones are getting too thin. The extra space would give manufacturers more room to improve other features, though. How about a slightly larger battery, for starters?