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Samsung Designs Bendable Smartphone Displays

Bendable Smartphone displays At a reccent analyst day, (held in South Korea,) Samsung announced plans to design bendable Smartphone displays. The corporation presented a prototype (pictured below,) and stated that it expects these phones to be available for purchase next year. Bendable displays  The details As well as designing a new form of bendable display, Samsung also has plans to increase the quality of its current phone screens: 2015 may well see Smartphones with resolutions as high as 3840x2160. Samsung also used the day to discuss current (and future) business strategies. These discussions, (centred on the creation of bendable displays,) come a month after the corporation unveiled the Galaxy Round, (complete with curved screen, as pictured below.) Though bendable phone displays are not a new concept, major companies such as Apple have struggled to design equally flexible inner components for such devices. In that vein, Samsung have been working on the design (and development) of sufficiently bendy batteries.

Are See Through Screens a Sign of the Future?

Are see through screens a sign of the future? Earlier this year, HP was granted a patent on see through screen technology. Such screens would, strangely, as the name suggests, be see through, meaning that the machine user could view both what is on their screen and what lies behind it. To what uses could such technolgy be put?  HP has submitted some ideas: the projection of advertisement campaigns onto building windows and the playing of extensive navigation directions on car windscreens. See though screens in detail Could they pose privacy problems? In some cases, worries have beem raised regarding the question of privacy. If screens are transparent, will individuals on the other side of them be able to see your personal information? HP has addressed this problem, suggesting that one’s privacy would be protected through the projection of a different image on either side of the screen. What will they look like? Though this patented technology is yet to be put to active use, HP has crafted several concept videos of its potential, (see the photos below.) HP, however, isn't the only major computing business interested in see through screen technology: Samsung has also shown interest, recently releasing an early, video conceptualization of a bendable and transparent tablet. Are see through screens a sign of the future? Only time will tell.