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4/11/2012 (2 years ago)

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The YOUM device has a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels

A remarkable concept video for a mobile device, consisting entirely of a flexible AMOLED display was released late last year. The translucent device translated languages on the spot, projected images in 3D among other amazing tasks. While super-phone like this may still be a ways off, flexible displays seems to be just right around the corner. Tech Company Samsung has given theirs a name: "YOUM."

Samsung's appear to pretty much on track. YOUM displays will hopefully be available by the end of this year.

Samsung's appear to pretty much on track. YOUM displays will hopefully be available by the end of this year.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

4/11/2012 (2 years ago)

Published in Technology

Keywords: YOUM, Samsung, flexible display


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Samsung filed an application to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on March 16 for YOUM's stylized logo.

Samsung's YOUM flexible display also has its own page on the Korean Samsung Mobile display Web site. The site features a diagram demonstrating the differences that exist between Samsung's flexible display, an LCD display, and an OLED display.

Tech blogger Slashgear explains this could make Samsung's YOUM display thinner, lighter and unbreakable, as the company claims, are its "film-based encapsulation and TFT layers," which replace the usual glass layers featured in LCD and OLED displays and "make them more resilient to damage along with allowing more flexibility in device design."

Samsung first showed off a prototype of the display in 2011. According to CNET, the prototype was 4.5 inches wide, less than .33 mm thick and had a screen resolution of 800 x 480 pixels.

Shortly after Nokia released a prototype of its bendable Kinetic Device last year, Samsung Investor Relations VP Robert Yi said the following in a quarterly earnings call. "The flexible display we are looking to introduce sometime in 2012, hopefully the earlier part. The application probably will start from the handset side."

Samsung's appear to pretty much on track. YOUM displays will hopefully be available by the end of this year.

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