Published: Wed, May 24, 2017
Sci-tech | By Carrie Guzman

Samsung to unveil world's first 'stretchable' display panel

Samsung to unveil world's first 'stretchable' display panel

Reports out of Korea indicate Samsung will be unveiling a new "stretchable" OLED scene at the Society for Information Display's trade show.

That might still be a pipe dream, but Samsung's display making arm wants to go one step further at Display Week 2017 tomorrow.

Stretchable displaysThis is first of its kind.

To top it all off, Samsung is also exhibiting a 5.09-inch OLED with "glassless" stereoscopic 3D - yes, it's still kicking around the concept despite the decline of 3D technology. You can only transform one side of the curved displays.

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The company showed off a massive 9.1-inch display that could be bend on either side oef the screen.

When pressed, the stretchable display is dented up to 12mm, like a balloon, and then reverts back to its original shape, Samsung's Display firm added. This feature will prevent smartphones from cracks. However, it's safe to assume that in a few years, we will even get them on laptops or on TVs. The company is going to reveal different gadget. On the other hand, the latter will use a 1.96-inch display with UHD resoltuion of 3840 x 2160 pixels which should provide more hyper realistic video experience. It has got a display resolution of 2250 ppi, and it is very useful for the VR. It is what the company is referring to a stretchable display unit and possess several unique properties that other panels are not able to boast. Moreover, there will also a book-like model whom you can be fold to make it shorter. It has previously worked on bendable, foldable and rollable displays. It will also be used on Internet of Things devices.

Graphene is a stronger material than the indium tin oxide now used in OLED applications and it is also malleable. The Korea Herald reported in April that the tech giant is holding off from releasing a foldable smartphone until the technology matures, while its bezel-free displays produce healthy profits.

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