As a leader in display technologies, Samsung has repeatedly set the bar at new heights not only for its competitors but also for themselves. Not content with the limitations of the industry leading Super AMOLED displays they had created, Samsung boasted their latest display technology at CES 2011 by showing off their flexible AMOLED display.
This futuristic display is made of the material ‘Graphene’, touted as “the miracle material” that will make flexible displays a reality by Q2, 2012. This polyimide substrate will replace the glass that is currently found in displays allowing displays are “rollable [and] bendable” and can “survive blows from a hammer.”
Graphene is an allotrope of carbon, whose structure is one-atom-thick planar sheets of sp2-bonded carbon atoms that are densely packed in a honeycomb crystal lattice. The term graphene was coined as a combination of graphite and the suffix -ene by Hanns-Peter Boehm, who described single-layer carbon foils in 1962. Graphene is most easily visualized as an atomic-scale chicken wire made of carbon atoms and their bonds. The crystalline or “flake” form of graphite consists of many graphene sheets stacked together.
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The thickness and width of Samsung Galaxy Skin would be similar to Samsung Galaxy S II but the screen would be twice as long when unfolded. While the device is still in its prototype stages, its usages have been very concretely conceptualized as a mouse, clock, car dashboard navigation, or wrist watch, as can be seen in the gallery at the end of this post.
Although it is unknown what operating system will power the Skin, it is speculated that Jelly Bean—Ice Cream Sandwich’s successor—could be the lucky winner. The Galaxy Skin is expected to feature the following hardware:
- Processor: 1.2 GHz (single core or dual-core?).
- 1 GB of RAM.
- 16/32 GB of storage.
- 8 camera and VGA front Mpxl.
- Battery 1500 mAh.
- Dimensions 221 x 67 x 8 mm.
Stay tuned for updates—in the meantime, check out this concept shots!