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Samsung Shows Off Bendable OLED Concept

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posted on Dec, 16 2011 @ 03:19 PM
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Samsung Shows Off Bendable OLED Concept


technabob.com

The Korean electronics giant recently released a video showing off the future potential for bendable OLED screens, and it sure looks cool. In this concept video, we get to see the potential for portable displays which can be rolled up, act as a touchscreen interface, and even let you see through them and interact with the environment around you.
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posted on Dec, 16 2011 @ 03:19 PM
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This story has been circulating around for quite a while. Seems like we are really heading into the future filled with levitating cars, holographic wives, and robotic food dispensers. Basically, in a nutshell, Samsung has finally decided to use this tech that they've had for a while (as far back as 2008) to create OLED-TVs and OLED-PCs. Not only that, but this bomb flexible substance you see in this video is actually real. Well, somewhat. It is actually the concept of what it is supposed to be capable of doing in the future. One can only imagine the future.



technabob.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Dec, 16 2011 @ 03:22 PM
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Here's a video of this magic at work:




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posted on Dec, 16 2011 @ 03:22 PM
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Very cool. So why did they sit on it so long? The tech to support it wasn't there?



posted on Dec, 16 2011 @ 03:37 PM
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research, investing, and production. They already have had many products released around '09-'10, but they did not have enough money or backing to start a full-fledged production line.



posted on Dec, 16 2011 @ 03:47 PM
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wow - so many nice options for advertisment =)

here is the official ad from samsung - check the top yt-comments, hilarious^^

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posted on Dec, 16 2011 @ 04:08 PM
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I have been saying for a while, that when smartphones can fold, bend, and stretch, cannot be smashed with blunt force or falls, and could be worn about the wrist, THAT is when I will consider applying the vast sums of money they cost, to the cause of owning one, and even then, only when the technology is yesterdays news.

Looks like it will not be long now.



posted on Dec, 16 2011 @ 04:21 PM
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posted on Dec, 16 2011 @ 04:38 PM
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The source article that the OP refers to is the 9th of Dec..a bit old for Alternative Breaking News.



posted on Dec, 16 2011 @ 04:42 PM
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Which is why I referenced those articles



posted on Dec, 16 2011 @ 04:42 PM
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It is breaking news that they have announced to start mass-producing OLED-using devices.



posted on Dec, 16 2011 @ 04:45 PM
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Sure , its a good story ,but your only allowed to post articles that are less than 36 hrs old in the Alternative Breaking News.



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posted on Dec, 16 2011 @ 10:10 PM
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Originally posted by PhoenixOD
The source article that the OP refers to is the 9th of Dec..a bit old for Alternative Breaking News.


Thats it? Thats your comment? You DO understand the purpose of the "Report" function, right?

On Topic....I have heard about this technology for something like 13 years. Of course, back then what it was was more like, "I saw a show/read an article a few weeks ago showing these LCD type screens that you could bend, fold, and print on your own printer".

Makes me wonder if there really was a show/article about it, or if the guy was making it up and just was a visionary the likes of Jules Verne.



posted on Dec, 17 2011 @ 12:11 AM
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Very cool. So why did they sit on it so long? The tech to support it wasn't there?


OLED has been around for quite some time.

The problem has been stability of several of the compounds. The organic compounds break down under the energies of light stimulation in the diode. This happens most rapidly in the short wavelengths (blue). To make matters worse, blue light has to be four times more voluminous (four times as much) for our eyes to perceive it as being just as bright as, say, green.

This makes design of OLED screens somewhat challenging - and they all end up having life spans comparable to the first-generation Plasma screen televisions (and we all remember how well that went over). Further, they are ultra-sensitive to UV light - so setting one in view of the sun will (without proper shielding) kill its life span. Certain lighting solutions that do produce UV are also not recommended in conjunction with OLED screens.

The other issues were the transistor substrates that serve to switch the LED on and off. While comparable to LCD backpane technologies, the ultra-thin, flexible, transparent displays required a bit more development of transparent and flexible MOS-like materials.

Both of these problems have been remedied to a satisfactory level to permit introduction to the market. However - Quantum Dot is poised to succeed the technology within the next five years - and will be, essentially, the penultimate 2d display technology- the brightness, speed, and depth superior to Plasma with no burn-in and screens no thicker than a pane of plexiglass with virtually infinite dimensions (from the size of a computer screen to the side of a building).

I'm holding off on buying a new TV and/or monitor until OLED hits the market. It will be a little bit before QD-LED hits the market.



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