Samsung shows off flexible and transparent AMOLED displays

Samsung mobile display demo with flexible AMOLED and transparent AMOLED tech

Samsung mobile display demo with flexible AMOLED and transparent AMOLED tech

Samsung is making science fiction a reality with whiz-bang AMOLED displays that can bend and flex like a sheet of paper and transparent AMOLED technology. At CES 2011, Samsung invited us to come see what the Samsung Mobile Display division has been working on with their flexible and transparent AMOLED display technology. Turns out, all those sci-fi TV shows and movies showing rollable displays weren’t too far off base.

First up, we got to check out the super-thin and surprisingly bright and colorful flexible AMOLED displays. Thanks to a plastic encapsulation method, the flexible AMOLED displays can be rolled up like a newspaper and can even survive impacts with a hammer. Samsung says that they haven’t even begun to explore the possibilities that these types of displays can foster in the near future, but it’s clear that there is some really amazing potential here.

We also had a chance to check out the transparent AMOLED displays. By replacing some pixels of the display with blank, transparent elements, Samsung has managed to produce displays that offer the power consumption, brightness, color saturation and contrast benefits of AMOLED while allowing you to literally look through the display. Transparent displays compromise resolution, but the effect is amazing.

Check out the hands-on video and photo gallery below to see this amazing tech in action.

  • Zuhair Malik

    Samsung has certainly taken smartphones market by surprise….i want it to beat Apple :P
    do check my post about Nexus s also made by samsung…http://www.techkafe.com/2011/01/03/features-of-google-nexus-s-gingerbread-android-2-3/

    • http://foxpacific.myopenid.com/ James

      I want them to beat Apple too. The thing threatening them right now is their slow updates. If they can get that under control, they are definitely on an uphill path.

  • conundrum

    transparent OLEDs are pretty neat.. wonder what the UV resistance is like?
    Having had a first gen watch display fail due to this…

  • Bob

    Samsung didn’t develop this, they bought the european company that did, Liquavista, two weeks ago… This is why they haven’t begun to develop new products with it

  • bob

    have to say the most obvious application would be for large wrap around gaming screens… nice

  • Chillly3

    They don’t realize what they have here. The flexible one can become a wristband computer and the transparent one can become a visor computer.

  • Chillly3

    They don’t realize what they have here. The flexible one can become a wristband computer and the transparent one can become a visor computer.

    • Shaysnngel

      well, thanks to you, they do now.

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