Galaxy Skin: Samsung concept phone with foldable AMOLED display

Have you ever wished you could roll up your phone and put it into your pocket? While that future may not be upon us just yet, concept designer by the name Heyon You has created a concept Samsung device that has made use of Samsung’s flexible and foldable AMOLED display.

The foldable display by Samsung is currently a prototype that was published a couple of months back. It is made from two AMOLED panels, a protective glasses cover, a module case and silicone rubber. According to stress tests conducted by Samsung, the display can be folded 100,000 times before a 6% decrease in brightness was noticed along the seam. Apparently this decrease in brightness is barely recognizable to the human eye.

Heyon You’s concept has taken the foldable display and integrated it into a mobile device, allowing the screen to fold over on itself, making it a clam-shell/candy-bar hybrid. We’re guessing that the possibilities are probably endless too – imagine when folded the screen will display information such as time, missed calls, text messages, etc, but when fully opened reveals all the apps.

Given how our smartphone displays are getting bigger, we don’t think we can say no to a smartphone with a 7” display as long as it can be folded when put into a bag/pocket, and rolled open when we need a bigger display. What do you guys think? Is this a phone you could see yourself buying?

Read about AMOLED, oled, prototype and Samsung. Filed in Cellphones > Concepts. Seen at: reghardware

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