Samsung to showcase world's first 'stretchable' display

  • Samsung to showcase world's first 'stretchable' display

Samsung to showcase world's first 'stretchable' display

According to Korea Herald, Samsung Display has confirmed that it will be showcasing a 9.1-inch stretchable light-emitting diode panel at the display conference, which is scheduled to kick off tomorrow.

The new stretchable screen technology represents the latest and most advanced flexible display now available, and has an array of application.

According to a news website, Samsung will showcase a super flexible OLED display at a technology fair in US.

Up next, mobile device makers should move on to bendable, foldable, rollable and even stretchable products... someday, which you'll probably find weird, useless and gimmicky before eventually adopting them on a large scale.

A Samsung spokesman told the Korea Herald that the company is ready to unveil the new screen at the U.S. tech fair which begins tomorrow and runs until May 25.

After waiting for so long, finally Samsung is show-casing its first flexible display technology this week.

Samsung is expected to release a new handset that folds in two like a notebook as early as January next year. A screenshot from a conceptual video showing what the device may look like

The technology, however, is still in the early stage of research and development so the firm is not sure when it will be commercialized.

Insiders suggest it would also mean screens were less likely to crack. Fetching $3.7 billion previous year, the global flexible display market is predicted to rise to $15.5 billion by 2022.

This year it was worth $5.3 billion (£4 billion).

Those who are lucky enough to participate at the event will see what is thought to be the world's first display of this kind. Sources say the practical applications of this technology is in 3D pop-up books, 3D games and virtual reality.

Meanwhile, the Korean manufacturer is expected to unveil a 1.96-inch UHD (3840 x 2160) display at the same conference, which would feature 2250 pixels-per-inch and be primed for VR. Given the fact that it can be stretched as much as 12mm, the chances of cracking the display will be drastically reduced.