Samsung Reveals Flexible Youm Display Technology at CES

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YoumSamsung turned heads and displays with its new flexible OLED technology demonstrated at the International CES this week.

The Korean manufacturer showed off its new exciting technology referred to as Youm at its keynote address in Las Vegas. The new tech is designed specifically to bring out colors and contrast, with a super slim form factor.

While Samsung has yet to announce any devices that will use this new technology, a number of impressive concept prototypes where shown.

Brian Berkeley, the senior vice president of Samsung’s display lap, revealed a prototype of a phone with a display that bent around the side of the phone, so that updates could be seen from the side of the device. The executive noted that the same technology could be extended to create devices capable of rolling bending.

Microsoft’s Eric Rudder also showed off a prototype that revealed how a Windows Phone would look using the Youm display. The device was exceptionally thin, and despite its slim form factor it provided a vibrant color contrast.

Samsung also showed a concept video showing off two future potential devices. The first was a foldable phone, which was capable of folding up like a wallet. The second device was a tablet that was able to easily roll up to save space.

While all of the devices were merely concepts, it’s not too hard to imagine something similar cropping in the near future, especially with displays getting larger every year. 



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