Samsung is tormenting its fans with a teaser webpage related to a new product called Youm. It's thought to be the previously announced flexible display based on AMOLED technology.
Youm displays are reportedly thinner and lighter than the traditional LCD and OLED displays. To make the matter more intriguing, they're even designed to be unbreakable.
The major difference between the new technology and the traditional alternatives is that the flexible displays are using film instead of glass.
At the end of last year, tech writers from The Verge predicted (opens in new tab) that Samsung was going to unveil the first smartphones with flexible screens "sometime in 2012, hopefully the earlier part." In order to develop flexible screens, Samsung acquired the start-up Liquivista which has innovating technology in this field.
However, the analysts suggest that the earliest when we can see a flexible Samsung display on the market is next year.
Meanwhile, LG not only developed a similar project but the mass production has already started. LG's 6-inch 1024 x 768 e-paper screens are already in the making in the Chinese factories.
Moreover, we could see the gadgets on the European market at the end of this month.
Source: SamsungMD (opens in new tab)