New Samsung Displays Are Flexible, Thin and Ultra High Res

Samsung has shown a series of displays using a next generation of Active Matrix OLED (AMOLED) technology. The smaller versions of the display do not only deliver higher contrast and better color but they can be rolled up to the size of a pen. Exciting technology to showcase pictures on in the near future.

This is what Samsung showed at the CES conference in Las Vegas

1. A 4.5-inch WVGA flexible AMOLED offering world’s highest flexible display resolution

SMD is presenting a prototype of the most advanced flexible AMOLED display. Only 2mm thick, the 4.5 inch flexible AMOLED runs at a WVGA 800×480 resolution and can be rolled down to a one centimeter radius.

At WVGA, this new concept prototype offers a display resolution four times that of the previous most flexible AMOLED prototype in the industry, thanks to the use of a new plastic substrate that can withstand the 450-500 degree temperatures required in the manufacturing process.

Typically, flexible displays use plastic substrates instead of glass substrates because this helps the display become lighter and thinner. Furthermore, the new plastic substrates are not prone to breakage during manufacturing. Previously, plastic materials melted at temperatures over 400 degrees during the manufacturing process, making commercialization difficult.

Development of the 4.5 inch flexible AMOLED prototype, designed for smart phone and tablet PC displays, is a major step on the road to mass production.

2. A 19-inch qFHD transparent AMOLED for TVs and monitors: World’s first large-screen transparent AMOLED production prototype

SMD is showing the world’s first large transparent AMOLED Display prototype, designed for use in applications from PC monitors to TVs.

Whether the prototype AMOLED display is turned off or on, it maintains up to a 30% transparency. The average amount of transparency elsewhere has been below 10%.

SMD’s transparent AMOLED prototype provides the highest resolution on a transparent large screen TV (over 19-inch) or monitor display.

Uses may include searching the Internet while watching TV, or watching TV on windows, including car windows for backseat passengers.

SMD will also be exhibiting a 14-inch qFHD transparent AMOLED for notebook PCs

Marco | Editor

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