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Samsung Galaxy S4 to Have 'Unbreakable' AMOLED Screen?

By - Source: Reuters | B 52 comments

Firm's bendy screen set to debut in successor to current flagship smartphone.

Samsung's flexible AMOLED screen that's set to become available in 2013 will apparently make its debut on the Galaxy S4.

"Looking to the first half of 2013, we see evidence of Samsung likely accelerating the release of the Galaxy S IV - compared with May (this year) for the Galaxy S III," said UBS analyst Nicolas Gaudois.

"We believe preparations for volume manufacturing of unbreakable plastic substrate displays continue. All in all, we could see a strong products push in the high-end in the first half, followed by other releases."

Sanford Bernstein analyst Mark Newman, meanwhile, predicts that either the Galaxy S4 or Galaxy S5 will feature a bendable or possibly even foldable display by 2014.

"Eventually, they'll have unbreakable and flexible displays. Either the Galaxy S IV or S V will have unbreakable and even possibly flexible and foldable displays by 2014. That's going to be a game-changer," he said.

The Samsung Galaxy S4, rumored to be codenamed Project J, is purportedly set for a release during April, 2013.

 

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    jcurry23 , December 7, 2012 5:21 PM
    you shouldn't label something unbreakable, just saying
  • 21 Hide
    Lord Captivus , December 7, 2012 4:23 PM
    Everytime i see OLED or AMOLED news I think about my desktop monitor....im waiting for someone to say: Hey, forget about those 3 monitors and bezels, heres a long one!
    I hope someone is working on that.
    On-Topic: NICE! Dont know about the "foldable displays"...that seems a little too much...
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    Gundam288 , December 7, 2012 5:04 PM
    JacekRingJust wait, in like 3-4 days Apple will file a patent for an unbreakable, stretchable, shrinkable, waterproof, childproof, lightning proof display.

    followed by Apple suing Samsung....again..
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    dgingeri , December 7, 2012 4:22 PM
    I want to see the two part phones with a retractable, flexible touchscreen between the two parts. Just pull it apart to see what you need, close it up to carry. It's been in scifi stuff for years now. Will that be the Galaxy S VI?
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    mousseng , December 7, 2012 4:22 PM
    "Unbreakable" as in it won't crack? I'm always hearing about my friends' smartphones getting cracked all the time, so I can only assume it's a pretty prevalent issue (that or I need new friends). I figure an unbreakable screen would be a pretty huge draw when looking for a new phone - I know that's what I'd be looking at, at least.
  • 21 Hide
    Lord Captivus , December 7, 2012 4:23 PM
    Everytime i see OLED or AMOLED news I think about my desktop monitor....im waiting for someone to say: Hey, forget about those 3 monitors and bezels, heres a long one!
    I hope someone is working on that.
    On-Topic: NICE! Dont know about the "foldable displays"...that seems a little too much...
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    Parsian , December 7, 2012 4:35 PM
    how about stretchable displays? this way we can use our phone as phone and when need it, stretch it to a tablet form. This is totally doable with nano technology.
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    donovands , December 7, 2012 4:39 PM
    Unbreakable? "We shall put their name to the test!"
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    dgingeri , December 7, 2012 4:48 PM
    Lord CaptivusEverytime i see OLED or AMOLED news I think about my desktop monitor....im waiting for someone to say: Hey, forget about those 3 monitors and bezels, heres a long one! I hope someone is working on that.On-Topic: NICE! Dont know about the "foldable displays"...that seems a little too much...


    how about this? http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&sku=225-4201&~ck=baynoteSearch&baynote_bnrank=14&baynote_irrank=0
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    halcyon , December 7, 2012 4:56 PM
    ...and I just got an SIII in September. Samsung, you're going to make me want to (foolishly) pay full price for this S4 and stand in line on launch day if you keep up with stuff like this.
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    Gundam288 , December 7, 2012 5:04 PM
    JacekRingJust wait, in like 3-4 days Apple will file a patent for an unbreakable, stretchable, shrinkable, waterproof, childproof, lightning proof display.

    followed by Apple suing Samsung....again..
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    jcurry23 , December 7, 2012 5:20 PM
    I remember those unbreakable combs that you got for school pictures. yeah those are breakable.
  • 23 Hide
    jcurry23 , December 7, 2012 5:21 PM
    you shouldn't label something unbreakable, just saying
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    kingnoobe , December 7, 2012 5:33 PM
    Jcurry right.. Anytime something say's it's unbreakable.. I tend to break it.. Hell even broke my boulder phone (though it did still work just screwed up the display).
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    sliem , December 7, 2012 5:40 PM
    Will it blend?
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    velosteraptor , December 7, 2012 5:44 PM
    Unbreakable, just like the plastic comb i got for free every picture day in high school! saweet!
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    g00fysmiley , December 7, 2012 5:45 PM
    inbreakable sreens would be nice, i did break my old palm pre from a drop of only about a foot and a half, my wife broke her screen when her samsung intercept IIphone fell off the counter and while it still worked it had cracks in it for over a year before replacing
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    Lord Captivus , December 7, 2012 5:57 PM
    dgingerihow about this? http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna [...] e_irrank=0

    Thos ultrasharp are nice. Not wide enough.

    I want something like this http://www.geek.com/articles/gadgets/nec-release-43-curved-monitor-for-8000-2009065/

    but 5760 x 1080.

    Im asuming they will be cheaper than $8.000!
    I think its the only natural step.
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    tomaz99 , December 7, 2012 5:57 PM
    sliemWill it blend?


    What? Like a Margarita?
  • 5 Hide
    mousseng , December 7, 2012 6:08 PM
    Quote:
    What? Like a Margarita?

    No, like a tablet.
  • 4 Hide
    tomaz99 , December 7, 2012 6:46 PM
    moussengNo, like a tablet.


    Guess I'm not hip to the lingo...crazy kids and your loud music
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    faust_67 , December 7, 2012 7:04 PM
    Do you think Samsung will license this technology to Apple? Well, Apple will probably claim that it is their invention and sue (or will just copy it)
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    warmon6 , December 7, 2012 7:10 PM
    tomaz99Guess I'm not hip to the lingo...crazy kids and your loud music


    http://www.youtube.com/user/Blendtec/videos?view=0

    lets put that screen in this blender
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