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Samsung Phones to Get Flexible Screens in 2012

South Korea based electronic giant Samsung announced last week that the company's new mobile device line up is going to be equipped with flexible displays.

According to the company, this new product line will hit the shelves sometimes during the coming year.

Samsung also stated that it intends to introduce the flexible-screen concept in the company's forthcoming mobile handsets first, following which, it will be extended to other mobile devices such as tablets, as well.

The Galaxy maker acquired Liquivista - a company that excels in technologies involving low-power, bright, transparent and flexible e-display in consumer electronic gadgets, earlier this year in January.

Following the acquisition of Liquivista, Ongsuk Choi, director of Samsung Mobile Display confirmed in the month of March that his company was indeed eying on incorporating flexible displays in its future generations of mobile devices

"The flexible display we are looking to introduce sometime in 2012, hopefully the earlier part. The application probably will start from the handset side," Samsung's vice president of investor relations, Robert Yi said in statement, according to a report by the VentureBeat (opens in new tab).

Samsung recently pushed the iPhone maker Apple Inc. to the second spot and became the largest smartphone maker in the world (in terms of product shipment in the last quarter).

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