In the past, we have seen quite a few protypes and concepts for flexible devices and displays that were quite impressive. They were, though, just prototypes and visions of a distant future, with no indication of when flexible devices would come to market. Today, however, we finally have some sort of timeframe, as Samsung Mobile Display's assistant president has just confirmed that the company will begin producing flexible displays this year.
According to the assistant president, exactly how flexible these new displays are will depend on other hardware in the devices, but regardless of the exact amount they can bend, the technology should still be quite cool. Even slight flexibility would allow things like Nokia's concept kinetic device to work, whereas more drastic curves would allow for wraparound displays or even devices that fold in half.
Whatever devices result from this of this are sure to be exciting, but unfortunately, this information doesn't really get us any closer to having an idea when a flexible device will actually be released to consumers. All we know for sure is that Samsung is definitely investing in flexible display technology and kicking off mass production in high gear this year, which should still be exciting enough on its own.[Android Community]