In mid of a boring lecture...Suddenly you hear a beep sound, you realize it’s your Smartphone and you reach out for it with all enthusiasm…and Oops! It just slipped out of your tender hands leaving the screen all cracked. Naah…no need to cry over spilled milk. Samsung has got a magic wand for you. Samsung in Korean means “tristar” or “three stars”. The word “three” represents something “big, numerous and powerful”, the stars on the other hand mean eternity. Proving true to its meaning stands Samsung’s latest invention. This very technology could mark the end of cracked phone screens.
The company made its debut of flexible phone prototype recently at the International CES in Las Vegas. Made up of organic light emitting diodes famously known as the OLEd’s, this new phone by the technology gigantic is like a breath of fresh air which would swap plastic for glass in screen. The phone comes with a 5 inch, 16.9 resolution screen which is quite impressive. According to a Samsung spokesperson, the screens will be “ fold able, roll-able wearable and more. They will allow for a high degree of durability through their use of a plastic substrate that is thinner, lighter and more flexible than the conventional LCD technology.
Though the concept of creating flexible electronics sounds very amusing but it is not the first. This very idea has been touted since the 1960’s when the first flexible solar cell arrays appeared. Since then many companies have been working on the idea though now it seems that Samsung has surely walked away with the cake. The company though hasn’t yet announced the price of the “unbreakable” phone but according to the gadgets pundits it is going to cost a hefty amount keeping in mind its extraordinary features. The phone can be expected to hit the international markets somewhere in the first half of 2013but as far as the Indians are concerned they may have to wait a bit longer. Whatever the technology may be, it certainly seems that very soon our phones will not just be smart but bendy too. So, all those gadgets freaks out there…Get ready to attack!!!