Samsung to show off flexible 5.5-inch displays at CES

Samsung is set to show off two flexible displays at CES 2013, one of which is a smartphone display and the other a 55-inch TV sized display. This isn't the first time we've heard about flexible screens from the Korean company. Back in March, the company announced that it would eventually mass produce these flexible displays for its devices.

The smartphone display measures in at 5.5-inches, and has a 267ppi resolution of 1280 x 720 HD. The larger TV-sized display, meanwhile, is a cool 55-inches with no word on its resolution. The displays are said to be flexible, but can't be rolled up yet, which is one of Samsung's eventual goals. As you can see from the images, the screens are quite bendy.

Earlier this year when Samsung confirmed that it plans to mass produce the displays, the given time frame was that we would begin seeing the devices in late 2012 or early 2013. While there aren't any flexible display cell phones on the market, the displays to be demonstrated at CES follow this time line rather well.

Multiple Samsung patents turned up in March showing the company's plans for the flexible displays. One patent demonstrated a roll-able, horizontal display that can be pulled open like a roll of film, perhaps providing large screens on small devices. Another patent demonstrated a screen that folds like a book, which could perhaps be utilized in an ereader.

[via CNET]