Samsung to showcase world's first 'stretchable' display


While today's flexible OLED displays can be turned into one side, this OLED panel can be transformed in either curved, folded or rolled on both sides. It's safe to say that the Samsung stretchable display is the most premium version of flexible displays available at this point.

Samsung could lift the lid on a new, stretchable display design tomorrow - paving the way for smartphones screen that can be pulled and squeezed into different sizes. It will also be used on Internet of Things devices.

Samsung is expected to showcase a 9.1-inch panel at the Society for Information Display 2017, which will take place in Los Angeles from May 23 to 25, reported the Korea Herald.

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Samsung is rumoured to unveil a stretchable display concept at a conference in the United States tomorrow.

Technology giant Samsung will soon reveal a stretchable display and which will aims to give diehards a glimpse into a future.

Whether or not we see a stretchable smart phone this year - or even next - remains to be seen.

Given the complexity of the manufacturing process, it's also safe to assume that the Samsung stretchable display will be an expensive one. Dubbed as Galaxy X, the handset is rumored to sport foldable display, making it possible for users to transform it from being a phone to a tablet and vice versa.

Insiders suggest it would also mean screens were less likely to crack.

"The varieties of flexible displays include screens that are bendable, curved and edge-curved, but fully foldable form factors are expected within the next two years", said Jerry Kang, an analyst from the London-based research firm IHS Markit. The technology can be utilised for 3-D pop-up books, 3-D games and virtual reality. The panel with 780,000 pixels provides more hyper realistic video than 5-inch QHD smartphone display with 50,000 pixels.

The display can stretch as much as 12mm, or 1.2cm, when pressed.