You guys remember AMOLED, right? ‘course you do. Paper thin displays, bendable circuitry and all that. Basically, proof that we might soon be living in what seems to be a science fiction novel. Anyway, I actually do have a reason for bringing up AMOLED- another awesome concept has surfaced that involves Samsung’s technology.
Granted, it’s not as cool (or, depending on who you ask, absurd) as the iRoll- but it’s pretty damned awesome just the same. The design’s been cobbled together by an industrial engineer who’s looking to explore smartphones as they relate to AMOLED, and how the two function with one another. Given that Amoled is proprietary Samsung technology, it should thus go without saying that the concept is a Samsung-brand smartphone.
The engineer’s christened it the “Samsung Galaxy Skin,” and in his mind, it’ll be a completely bendable smartphone. In the concept, the phone’s going to be using a Graphene.SP AMOLED Natural User Interface. The entire device will be surrounded by a sensor bar-allowing the device to have the same communication functions as a normal smartphone. It’s only about as thick as a few pieces of paper stacked together, and can be bent, folded, and set in pretty much any position you could imagine. Want a wristwatch phone? That’s possible. Want to roll it up and put it in your pocket? You definitely could. As an added bonus, it’s probably going to be a hell of a lot more durable than your traditional smartphone- at least, that’s what I’m getting from the fact that you can bend and fold the device, or set it up to project a report for an office presentation. Oh, did I mention it’s got a projector built in to it? Yeah…some things about the phone are a lot more ‘conceptual’ than others.
Anyway, the top and bottom of the conceptual device are composed of a harder material(the engineer hasn’t quite decided which he’d prefer, in the concept) so that the device can actually be set up at a desk without simply flopping over. Oh, and it’ll apparently run a version of Android known as “Android Flexy” designed for running in a device the likes of which has never been seen on the market before.
Some of you might be skeptical about this one. “That couldn’t possible ever work!” you’re thinking. “This guy’s completely full of crap!” And you know what? I might agree that something like this is completely unfeasible…if something like this hadn’t already been done to some degree. Remember the Paperphone? That fully functional smartphone that can be controlled through bend gestures? The groundwork’s already there- all Samsung needs to do is build on the foundations.
As an added bonus, the concept looks downright sexy. Let’s hope that if Samsung does get it in their head to make an AMOLED smartphone, they pick up this design.