We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
 
74,953 News Articles

Samsung introduces Youm flexible smartphone

The flexible, bendy smartphone is on its way

Samsung Youm flexible smartphone

Samsung has shown off its new flexible display technology for smartphones at CES 2013 called Youm.

The Korean firm used its CES keynote in Las Vegas to introduce the Youm OLED display technology which will be used in smartphones. Products which use the technology will be bendable, foldable and rollable – as shown by Stephen Woo, president of Samsung and Brian Berkeley, senior vice president of Samsung Display, according to CNET.

Samsung said the super thin form factor is made from plastic rather than glass and is designed to provide better contrast and colours. The screen’s flexible nature will make it durable and virtually unbreakable.

Microsoft's CTO, Eric Rudder, made an appearance to show off a prototype bendy Windows Phone with the Youm technology. It's a glimpse of what to expect from future smartphones beyond the Full HD one’s we've seen so far like the Sony Xperia ZHuawei Ascend D2 and ZTE Grand S.

There are no actual models to see at CES besides the prototypes but it's possible a flexible screen smartphone will arrive at some point this year.


IDG UK Sites

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 release date, price and specs 2014

IDG UK Sites

iOS 8 features wishlist: the changes iPhone and iPad users want in Apple's iOS 8

IDG UK Sites

25 Years of the World Wide Web: Happy Birthday, Intenet

IDG UK Sites

Developers get access to more Sony camera features