Samsung challenges Nokia’s bendable Kinetic concept phone with its own prototype sporting a flexible AMOLED display

At Nokia World 2011, the Finnish phone manufacturer featured its bendable phone the Kinetic prototype. This was a handset that was meant to be bent. Making use of the phone’s features would require the user to bend the phone in various ways. With this much flexibility, this also meant that you would never have to worry about accidentally breaking the phone’s display whenever you sit down and forget the phone in still in your back pocket. However, it looks like the concept is not unique to Nokia. Samsung also has a flexible display in development.

The Korean tech giant featured its version of flexible displays at CES 2011 back in January. Not only is the display bendable; it is also shatter proof. In a video the screen was bashed numerous times by a sledgehammer, displaying remarkable durability. To top it all off, this display is actually an AMOLED. Imagine a Samsung Galaxy S2 or Galaxy Nexus sporting AMOLED displays such as these. The phones would be indestructible.

Although Samsung failed to give us more details on these flexible and indestructible AMOLED displays, according to the company’s spokesperson, the Korean tech giant is planning to incorporate the technology into their devices sometime in 2012. We can hardly wait.


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