iPhone 5 to rock flexible OLED screens [Rumour]

Ever had this heartbreaking moment happen to you?

Soon this will be a thing of the past if Samsung has any say in the matter.

Remember those tasty and flexible OLED displays Samsung demoed? Turns out that the upcoming iPhone 5 may rock them.

Vice Chairman of Samsung Electronics, Kwon Oh-hyun had a few choice words surrounding this life-saving tech:

We will be mass producing flexible OLED displays from the latter half of this year as the demand from our clients is significant. The undeniable advantage is that flexible OLED displays are more durable

These “client demand” may come from Number One, Infinite Loop, Cupertino itself. And, according to Kwon, by 2015 all LCD will be replaced by its flexible cousins.

An analyst from a U.S. investment bank dropped this tantalising hint:

Apple is the iconic company in the industry that will continue to set the trends. If Samsung finds increasing industry demand for a futuristic product like flexible displays, it’s hard to imagine Apple doesn’t have something to do with it.

It’s a fantastic idea and a brilliant implantation of currently available tech. With an iPhone 4S screen replacement as high as US$150, flexible OLED screens will go down smoother than a glass of Johnnie Walker Blue Label.

Steven Norris: grumpy curmudgeon


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