A couple of days ago we’ve heard that Samsung has been granted a patent for a flexible display tablet and now we are facing the first rendering based on the details of the patent filing. Moreover, it seems that a similar flexible display will also be used for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S5.
We are talking about the rendering of a flexible Samsung tablet crated by the Dutch website Mobileaks, that imagines a device with an edge-to-edge display that is flexible in the low end. Either we are talking about the YOUM technology or other OLED panels, it’s obvious that Samsung has some serious plans of developing terminals that will come with flexible displays.
Moreover, the rumor mill speculates that the Samsung Galaxy S5 will be the first flagship smartphone to feature a flexible display. Even though the Galaxy S5 might not be a 100% flexible device but it might feature a flexible OLED display that would be almost impossible to break. Of course, these are just rumors, thus we advise you to take them with a pinch of salt.
Anyway, even tough there’s no solid proof about a Samsung Galaxy S5 packing a flexible display, my opinion is that we might actually see it in flash next year, as the South Korea-based company is testing the flexible touch panels for a while now. Samsung even had some pretty interesting YUOM concepts, and even a YOUM smartphone with a display that was bent over one edge.
Returning to the Samsung flexible tablet designed by the guys at Mobileaks, learn that it boasts a 10.1-inch display with flexible AMOLED technology and a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels. The slate also comes with 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage, which can be expanded with up to 64 GB, courtesy of the microSD card slot.
It is also mentioned that the Samsung flexible tablet is powered by company’s proprietary Exynos 5 Octa chipset, based on four Cortex A15 cores clocked at 1.6 GHz (for the tasks that require more processing power) and four Cortex A7 cores at 1.2 GHz (for the basic tasks and improved battery life). It also sports a 3 megapixel user-facing camera for video calls, which is probably capable of recording full HD videos, while being kept alive by a 8,000 mAh battery.
Judging by the specs listed by the Dutch website the Samsung flexible tablet sounds rather like a slate that should see the light of day this year (the Exynos 5 Octa will underpin Samsung’s high-end devices launched in 2013). Anyway, my guess is that we won’t see a Samsung flexible smartphone or tablet this year, as the Galaxy S5 might be the company’s first such device.
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