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Samsung announces world’s first ‘stretchable’ OLED display


Just two day back we heard that Samsung was planning on announcing a ‘stretchable’ OLED display at SID 2017. As expected, the company showcased a 9.1-inch prototype OLED along with a 1.96-inch 4K LCD and a 5.09-inch OLED panel.

Samsung’s new stretchable display can be rolled or bent into any form you want and it can go back to its original shape. Not only that, it can take dents up to half an inch deep.

According to a Samsung spokesperson, “While current flexible OLED is able to be transformed in only one side, this stretchable OLED can be transformed — whether curved, bent or rolled — in both sides, above and below.”

While the technology is still new, Samsung believes these can be used in a variety of places like wearables, in-car displays and maybe even smartphones. But being a prototype, there is no confirmation if Samsung will ever put it on consumer products.

Samsung also displayed a 1.96-inch LCD prototype having a high resolution of 3840×2160 pixels which means an impressive pixel density of 2250ppi. These are expected to be used in VR equipment although the commercial launch of this display is not confirmed.

Then there was the 5.09-inch OLED panel with “glassless” stereoscopic 3D. Even though 3D content has seen a decline, Samsung is still banking upon it and says that it will offer more natural-looking results than an LCD. Apart from games and pop-up books it could also add depth to VR experiences.