Another new innovation by the Korean tech company that will be formally introduced on the Mobile World Congress is Samsung TV Discovery service. This allows users to look for internet TV and video in real-time. It is also smart as it will recommend channels according to your preferences. The TV Discovery service will also work on smartphones, according to Samsung. It will reach the European, Korean and US shores before the first quarter of 2013 ends.
Since the service is available to other devices as well, this will make for easy data transfer to other smart devices. TV Discovery pools the information from what you often watch on live TV and other sites such as YouTube and other channels and it suggests videos for you to watch based on this information. You will also be able to share what you watch with your other friends.
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.