Mobile technology is evolving at an incredible rate. This is now one of the most exciting markets in the tech world and top manufacturers have been leaping ahead with innovation after innovation. Samsung have recently released a stunning new development that features bendable tablet technology. This amazing new design showcases the future of tablet computing with ultra-flat and flexible screen designs.

AMOLED Touch-screens

This incredible new bendable screen utilizes a new type of flexible OLED touchscreen technology. Some highlights are:

  • OLED screens are made from carbon-based materials. These screens emit light in certain patterns when an electric current is run through them.
  • The lighting response is almost instantaneous and this means OLED screens are powerful and highly responsive making for smooth, fast viewing.
  • OLED screens are also very bright and efficient which makes them ideal for mobile devices.
  • The beauty of the OLED screen is that it can be extremely thin, down to as little as 50 microns. This means they can be transparent or in the case of the AMOLED, technologically flexible.
  • AMOLED stands for Active Matrix OLED. This active matrix term refers to the TFT layer (electronic infrastructure).
  • The TFT layer includes a storage capacitor and the image will be displayed line-by-line on the screen (in sequential order), the TFT ensures that the line pixel state is maintained.
  • Thus allowing AMOLED screens to be designed in a larger size or larger resolution.
  • An alternative to AMOLED technology is PMOLED. This does not have the storage capacity though and so each sequential line in the image must be turned off before you can move onto the next one.
  • Because you have less lines active on the screen each line has to be brighter in order to present a clear image.
  • So, although PMOLED screens are cheaper to manufacturer they do use a lot more power. The overall lifespan is also shorter and PMOLED screens are more limited in terms of resolution and size.
  • Most PMOLED screens are used for character displays only, mainly on older devices that do not play videos or display photographs.
  • AMOLED screens are more efficient and require less voltage, they also provide more flexibility and functionality when it comes to screen design.

Super AMOLED Screens

Samsung are currently leading the market when it comes to AMOLED technology. In fact they have taken the AMOLED term and applied it as a brand name to these new screens they are developing.

  • Samsung is developing AMOLED screens for a number of products including mobile phones, tablets and digital cameras.
  • They have also released some prototype large screens for televisions and computer monitors from 14” through to 42” (these are not yet available on the market.)
  • Samsung has developed the Super-AMOLED display which combines all the benefits of the technology with touchscreen functions.
  • To do this they place an ultra-thin touch sensor over the AMOLED display. This sensor is just 0.001mm thick so it does not affect the visibility of the screen, even in direct sunlight.
  • Super-AMOLED screens have a much longer lifespan than the regular AMOLED options and can be made so thin that they care be transparent or even bendable.

Samsung appear to be growing stronger with each new product and prototype they release and are now a true behemoth in the world of technology.