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This smartphone model is not the first bendable display product to be manufactured by Samsung.
More advancement in smartphone technology may be witnessed in year 2017.Samsung Electronics Co. is one of the leading companies producing several high-technology models of smartphones.The company has continued to show advancements in display technology that have paved the way for more improvements in latest smartphones. Latest smartphone technology proposed by Samsung Electronics Co. is the Samsung's bendable display technology. Bendable display technology means the production of a smartphone or a tablet that can be bent.These bendable smartphones may be produced and launched into the market this year.
Reports on the internet shows that Samsung Electronics Co. recently applied for a copyright of this technology in April 2016 with the Korean Intellectual Property Office.They also applied for an utility permit with the United States Patent and Trademark Office in 2016 with the publication number US 2016-0187994 A1 and named it, “Electronic Device with Flexible Display".The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office approved this patent describing it as a smartphone with a bendable display, a screen that bends inward and a mechanical pivot at the center.Samsung employs the use of organic LED technology for the bendable display of this device.Samsung has used OLED technology in most of their previously produced smartphones.This smartphone model would be the foremost flexible smartphone in the telecommunications industry.Samsung had suffered some setbacks in smartphone production in previous years. The popular Samsung Galaxy Note7 was widely accepted and embraced by the market until its gadgets started getting burnt and exploding when charged by users.
This led to series of charges and lawsuit against the company and several unpalatable incidents.The company decided to recall back all such phones that were sent into the market at a cost of two billion dollars.The company stopped the sales of Galaxy Note 7 everywhere thereby running at a loss of about five billion dollars and ninety five percent of their annual profit.This new bendable smartphone technology with organic LED technology might help the company increase their sales, make more profit, regain their losses and rebuild their company’s image.
How The Flexible Electronics Device Works
This flexible device make use of a bendable display technology. One major challenge faced by manufacturers of this technology was glass-because glass is thick, heavy and does not bend. The present technology used for flexible display is the organic LED (LightEmitting Diode) technology. OLED is a rising display technology that provides amazing, useful displays and lighting panels. A bendable OLED is made on a flexible material such as plastic, metal or a bendable glass.
The metal and plastic substrate are usually not heavy, they are thin and durable. As stated in Samsung’s copyright application, the smartphone model would have an 8-inch screen when opened and a 5-inch screen when used as a handset. The patent application images shows that the two screens functions together in a single phone. It also reveals a pivot uniquely designed to make the phone straight and keep it fit when folded.
Other details are yet to be publicized.
It is good to note that many parts of a normal non-flexible smartphone functions distinctly. Besides the working and bendable display, builders of this technology will have to develop a suitable non-removable battery that does not overheat and functions effectively when the device is bent or straightened.
In Comparison With Microsoft Surface Book
Microsoft also obtained patent right for their Microsoft’s Surface Book in 2015. Samsung bendable smartphone’s axis is similar to Microsoft Surface Book bendable pivot. Samsung’s pivot is almost the same as Microsoft’s multi-pivot armadillo pivot which has a pending copyright proposal with the United States Patent and Trademark Office with publication number US 2016- 0132075 A1. Right violation cases may arise when the products are finally released into the market in countries wherein it can be sold. This is because Samsung applied for a copyright for their bendable device technology in the same year Microsoft’s patent application was rejected. Users of the firstbatch of Microsoft’s Surface Book produced complained that dust usually settle inside the pivot. But patent images of the Samsung’s bendable device reveals that it’s pivot has a distinct arrangement in which each bend curves in such a way that it fits into the next. Samsung’s copyright application also shows that the pivot can function in a way that the device can be bent and unfolded quickly.
In 2015, Samsung made known it’s bendable display technology and named the research, Project Valley. This smartphone model is not the first bendable display product to be manufactured by Samsung. There are many expectations from people about this smartphone technology. One expectation is that it would soon be released and named as Galaxy X. Galaxy Note Edge was produced in 2014 with this same bendable technology having a curved screen. Samsung is the largest supplier of organic LED panels used especially for production of mobile smartphones. Samsung has continued to generate more latest display formats for mobile phones.
They are extensively using this organic LED technology to initiate bigger orders that might place them ahead of their competitors after the financial setback they experienced.
The recent technology makes it possible to design slimmer smartphones with the ability to display sharper and brighter photos, images and videos without reducing the battery life as phones with LCD screen do. Lovers and users of latest technological gadgets are eagerly waiting to see these interesting features in Samsung’s Project Valley that may be launched in 2017.
One expectation is that it would soon be released and named as Galaxy X. Galaxy Note Edge was produced in 2014 with this same bendable technology having a curved screen. Samsung is the largest supplier of organic LED panels used especially for production of mobile smartphones.
Samsung has continued to generate more latest display formats for mobile phones.