Samsung Announces Devices With Flexible Display Screens for 2012

Samsung is planning to release phones and tablets with flexible displays sometime in 2012, according to PCWorld.

According to the news outlet, the electronics giant is "aiming to launch mobile phones with flexible displays next year."

This information was revealed during a third-quarter earnings conference call with analysts, with spokesman Robert Yi.

"The flexible display, we are looking to introduce sometime in 2012, hopefully the earlier part. The application probably will start from the handset side," Yi said.

International Business Times also reported that Samsung was working on a Galaxy smartphone that would include a flexible AMOLED display.

This device is rumored to be called the Galaxy Skin.

Its display will be made from plastic polyimide substrate instead of glass that allows the screen to be highly flexible.

And Samsung is not the only company planning this for a device.

"Microsoft, too, is betting on flexible displays in its vision of the post-PC future," wrote regarding the company’s future plans for personal computers.

A 2011 prototype of a 4.5-inch flexible AMOLED with electro activity polymer was displayed at CES by Samsung Mobile Display.

CES always creates hype for futuristic displays but fails to deliver with anything substantial or innovative, according to

Steve Jobs had even dismissed the possibility of foldable displays for Apple at the D8 conference stating them as being “many, many years into the future."

Samsung seems to be attempting to beat Apple to the punch with the debut of this display prototype.

The company also plans to implement these flexible displays in tablets as well as smartphones, according to

Newspapers could become completely obsolete when the day comes where tablet users can roll up their device and throw it in their bag.