Samsung is about to reveal the world’s first ‘stretchable’ display

Samsung will reveal a ‘stretchable’ display tomorrow that will give us a glimpse into a future where it’s almost impossible to smash our smartphone screens.

According to Yonhap News, the South Korean tech giant will showcase an uber-flexible OLED display at a US tech fair in Los Angeles tomorrow that can bend as much as 12 millimetres in both directions when pressed.

Samsung has apparently said that the display will still maintain a high degree of resolution even when it’s being flexed, and an image released by the company shows the display swelling up like a tiny mountain under pressure.

Samsung stretchable displayPicture: Yonhap News

It will unveil 9.1-inch versions of the display tomorrow, and word on the street is that it could pop up on everything from wearables and phones to cars and Internet of Things gadgets.

A company spokesperson told the Korea Herald that the tech is still in its early stages of research and development, but that the ‘stretchable’ OLED display is like no other foldable display in development because of its unique ability to be curved, bent or rolled on either sides. LG, for instance, is working on a display that can only be folded one way.

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