Samsung unfurls flexible, see-through tablet concept

Bendable screens seem to be all the rage these days, as Samsung unveils another concept device with a flexible display.

Samsung Flexible AMOLED
Video screenshot by Bonnie Cha/CNET

With bendable smartphones already on tap for next year, Samsung's next big thing may be a flexible, transparent tablet.

Samsung's Mobile Display division posted a video yesterday showing off a concept device that looks to be a smartphone-tablet hybrid that can be rolled up like a newspaper or expanded for different tasks.

In the clip below, you can see the Samsung Flexible AMOLED concept being used as an e-reader, a camera, a video chat system, and an interpreter. The company also imagines the tablet showing off 3D images through the use of an augmented-reality system.

Though the Samsung Flexible AMOLED concept is far from being an actual product, there are other bendy gadgets that could hit the market in the near future. In May, Samsung showed off a seamless, foldable OLED screen, and back in October, Nokia showed off its Kinetic Device concept .

With bendable and foldable screens one step closer to reality, I'd love to hear what you guys think of the idea of interacting with your device through a flexible display. Yay or nay?

(Via Ubergizmo)

About the author

Bonnie Cha was a former chief correspondent for CNET Crave, covering every kind of tech toy imaginable (with a special obsession for robots and Star Wars-related stuff). When she's not scoping out stories, you can find her checking out live music or surfing in the chilly waters of Northern California.

 

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