The flexible smartphone could soon be here. After years of teasing, Samsung finally unveiled flexible screens at CES. Called ‘Youm,’ the displays were shown on prototype devices including one where it stretched right to the edge.
This wraparound screen means that you could see new texts and notifications on the side of your device if you’ve laid it down or placed something on top of it.
The bendable OLED display signals that tablets of the future could be rolled up when not in use. News.com.au reports Brian Berkeley, Samsung’s San Jose display lab Senior Vice-President as saying:
Imagine the products you could create with this display. With this Youm prototype device the screen curves beyond the edge of the device… content can now flow along the sides. This kind of display technology will allow our partners to create a whole new ecosystem of devices with bended foldable and rollable screens.
Samsung’s Youm flexible displays are demonstrated in the video below: