Well you are surely going to be delighted by this piece of news which hints that Apple’s upcoming iPhone5 may ditch delicate phone and instead of that it may go for a flexible OLED display, which would experience no hassles while bending and twisting.
Apple will be provided with the technology by its arch rival Samsung which already claims to receive huge orders from many companies.
Kwon Oh-hyun (Samsung VP) didn’t mention the name of the companies who approached Samsung for this technology but few sources hinted that Apple could be one of them too.
According toThe Korea Times:
“We will be mass producing flexible OLED displays from the latter half of this year as the demand from our clients is significant,” said Kwon, who calls the shots in Samsung’s parts business.
“Apple is the iconic company in the industry that will continue to set the trends. If Samsung finds increasing industry demand for a futuristic product like flexible displays, it’s hard to imagine Apple doesn’t have something to do with it,” said an analyst from a U.S.-based investment bank.
According to Kwon, flexible OLED display will certainly prove to be revolutionary and it will replace all LCDs, featured by Mobile devices, by 2015.
No wonder why sources have started referring the next-gen iPhone as ‘iPhone Yoga’.
Samsung disclosed that it is planning to launch flexible smartphones by the end of October this year and flexible tablet devices will be next in row.
“The flexible display, we are looking to introduce sometime in 2012, hopefully the earlier part,” said spokesman Robert Yi during an earnings call last year. “The application probably will start from the handset side.”
Anticipated iPhone 5 Features are A5 processor, iCloud service, higher-resolution camera, 4+ inch screen, 5 MP camera, 8MP Rear camera featuring dual-LED flash, 4G LTE connectivity, HD audio and built in GPS. iPhone 5 release date is speculated to be around Fall this year.
It may sound strange to you that being an arch rival of Samsung, Apple is even one of its biggest customers for Mobile LCD screens of small size.
Well if we believe that Samsung is on its way to offer something revolutionary like flexible OLED Display then all we can say is an idea can change the life but let’s not forget that for Samsung there is still a long way ahead.