Back in 2011, Samsung was busy designing its first foldable display but sometime later, it immediately embarked on a more dynamic version which has become popularly known as its “Flexible Display”. The brand has not wasted time flaunting its intentions with words only but is ready to back up its dauntless spirit with its inventing genius.
Samsung is in high gear waiting for the moment to go into mass production of its flexible displays for devices produced in 2013 up to the present. Displays include devices that will take the form of a book or a cylindrical form much like a unique bracelet that can be wrapped around a wrist or arm. The wings are not side lined in the excitement because here, you can also find a pull-out flexible display as food for thought.
It’s natural to expect that if Samsung can provide other smartphone brands with amazing displays forged from its own workplace, it won’t be long before other brands pick up the trait and start producing displays of their own. Some believe this to be an inevitable follow up from what Samsung is inventing and if it does materialize, it will be another period of imaginative inventing by other brands.
But before we go any further, it’s only right that we know what we are discussing here. What is a flexible display? Simply put, it’s a display apparatus that can succumb to bending without breaking. Normally, glass is employed as a substrate for a standard typed display device but it does not have than flexibility. Alternatively, a plastic film can be utilized to provide that need flexibility to bend the display device.
The plastic film does not only provide the needed flexibility but can also be suitably thin, light, tough as well as being flexible. With these desirable qualities, there’s no telling how many type of applications the plastic film can be put to use. Why? It’s a very appropriate material to use to provide flexibility and it can be easily manufactured in comparison to thick glass and other unwieldly material. It needs to be noted that extremely thin glass forms part of the flexible displays with plastic or other pliant materials.
In addition to these attractive features about Samsung’s flexible displays concerns size. The devices that display images or graphics are usually small but the displays are big. The essential core of the flexible displays that can be flat or cylindrical comprise the display unit itself on the one side of the base (#10). On the opposite side are the sensor unit (#20), the control unit (#40) and the power supply unit (#30).
The configuration allows the flexible displays to be bent, to appear crooked, folded or rolled as flexible displays or electronic paper can be used. While in all these seemingly absurd alignments, they maintain the features they display as if they appeared on rigid flat displays. This also indicates that the flexible displays are made of very light but unbreakable and tough materials. The flexible displays can be adapted to mobile phones, digital assistants, player or PC (portable).
If you are game enough to enjoy your very first flexible display unit, there’s no better time than now to get started.