Corning, the company that makes Gorilla Glass, said it will probably take at least three years before companies start making flexible displays using its new Willow material The Willow glass should be used in some simple products this year, Clappin said. Examples may include a flexible barrier for solar panels or as a thin film behind some touch panels, he said.
Corning sent out samples of the flexible glass to makers of phones, tablets and TVs in June. Chief Financial Officer James Flaws said at the time the company hoped it would be available in consumer products this year.
Google has been working on eyeglass-embedded computers and plans to introduce them in 2014. Apple has a team of about 100 product designers working on a wristwatch-like device that may perform some of the tasks now handled by the iPhone and iPad, two people familiar with the company's plans said last month. Clappin declined to comment when asked whether Corning had any contact with Apple on this project.
Samsung Display will showoff two flexible displays at CES 2013 in Las Vegas next month. The first display panel will cater to smartphones that will have a display size of 5.5-inches and 1280×720 HD resolution whereas the second one will be a 55-inch for televisions.
Samsung has been developing curving screens for some time, showing off smaller display demos, like the 4.5-inch WVGA screen with about a 200 pixel density that CNET saw at CES 2011. With this demo's increased resolution and screen size, Samsung is clearly keeping pace with today's smartphone expectations.
Nonetheless, we're looking forward to getting a first look at them in the coming CES 2013.
Despite persistent rumors about Galaxy Note III having a flexible glass display, Samsung hints that it won't be possible to mass produce the flexible display as quickly as they plan to and the demand for the Note III can potentially equal that of the Galaxy S 4. Furthermore, according to ET News, Samsung is searching for alternatives to its "encapsulation technology" because the units take too long to manufacture with their "Vitex System" and time is of essence because they want to meet their sales target for the year.
There is no official announcement on the specs of the Galaxy Note III yet but expect Samsung to do so during the IFA 2013 in Berlin. But Samsung will most likely work on its devices' designs following the success of the sleek and streamlined HTC One, which, according to rumors, Samsung is really jealous of. Bring on the smartphone wars! In the end, when the competition is tough, manufacturers tend to outdo each other with more innovative products and features.
According to information procured from the OLED Association, Samsung will possibly debut the flexible plastic display on the IFA in Berlin and the Galaxy Note III could be the first device to sport this breakthrough component.
The report from OLEDA also claims that the Note 3's display will be significantly lighter, thinner and more flexible than the one used on the Note 2. It could be the main point of discussion for Samsung on the said event, but this remains to be seen.
Furthermore, the Galaxy Note 3's screen is reportedly comparable to the Youm display screens that were introduced in the CES a few months back. There is no further information whether or not Samsung will release a curved display, though, despite the rumors.
A thinner plastic-based screen will surely make room for a better battery, to compliment the Note 3's processing ability. Also, with a screen size reportedly half an inch bigger than its predecessors, the Note 3 could very well topple the Galaxy S 4's popularity.
According to Korean site ET News, bothSamsung Display and LG Display will ship flexible displays this coming November, and they are considering expanding production capacity thereafter. As the first product will be introduced as an `unbreakable and light' concept phone, the production capacity of the current pilot lines of the two companies will be enough. However, if the response is good, the production capacity is so insufficient that it cannot handle a single mega-class model.
Besides being flexible, why should you be interested in this new display technology? The screens themselves are not made out of glass, they're made out of a plastic substrate that's far more resistant to damage. You'll hear the term "unbreakable" get thrown around a lot, and while I think that's pushing it, you'll definitely be able to drop your flexi-phone to the ground and not have to worry about it getting a nasty hairline fracture.
In addition to Samsung Display and LG Display, Japanese and Taiwanese companies are developing flexible OLED, but they seem to have a long way to go until mass production.
Samsung is soon to produce its first flexible display Smartphone as we earlier posted about the race of flexible displays between your Samsung and LG.As latest rumors based on our sources Samsung will not introduce Galaxy Note III using the flexible display but Samsung will release new flagship that'll be featuring a flexible display and Samsung is extremely near to reveal this product.
According to Sammobile, the unit will have a 4.7 inches of HD display having resolution of (720x1280), Quad-core CPU along with the 2GB of RAM and 8 mega-pixel of snapper with dual LED flash are coming with this Smartphone as sources say.There isn't any news about the battery so far but the device will be loaded with the Android 4.3 if this will launch.
Just rumors for now, and since previous rumors have suggested that the device could be a Galaxy Note 3 variant, there's no telling what we'll see in the final product. With the official unveiling supposedly happening next week, it won't be long before we find out what Samsung has in store for us.