Samsung has given the world a glimpse of a phone with a bendable screen, dubbed the Youm, suggesting that consumers may soon be able to fold up large phone or tablet screens as if they were maps.
The Korean electronics company showed off the device at a keynote speech Wednesday at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2013) in Las Vegas. The annual convention showcases the latest TVs, computers and other consumer electronic devices.
The world’s biggest technology manufacturer said that Youm, the brand it has used for its flexible display technology since June, was a prototype that was not going to launch imminently. Samsung's continued emphasis on the technology will worry its rivals, however, and indicates that the Korean company is continuing both to work on new display Technologies and to reduce its reliance on Google's Android. It pointedly demonstrated the phone running Windows Phone 8.
Analysts say the first uses for flexible displays are most likely to be in devices that are more durable than glass because they can absorb force rather than crack under it. The new technology is also likely to be used, Samsung said, to wrap displays around devices and allow them, for instance, to show information on their edges.
"The concept of the flexible screen has been around for some time, but it finally looks as if Samsung is really going to deliver on that technology," said Stephen Bell, an analyst with Keystone Global.
Here is a Video Demonstration of Flexibility of Samsung Youm. Must watch :-
Source : Cbsnews, Telegraph.co.uk