Eyes-on: Samsung's Youm flexible-display tech at CES 2013
CNET gets an up-close look at Samsung's Youm flexible-display technology, headed to smartphones and tablets in the future.
by Josh Lowensohn January 9, 2013 11:16 AM PST
LAS VEGAS -- Samsung debuted its Youm flexible-display technology at CES' closing keynote, and the tech is nothing short of eye-popping.
The screens, which were shown off here as just a concept, promise to change what kind of form factors are possible for companies that make smartphones and tablets.
Samsung brought out a handful of demo units around 5-inches in size to show press, including a phonelike device with a screen that wraps around the side edges and could therefore display information like text messages and other alerts without a user needing to view the entire screen. A similar design puts the wraparounds on the bottom, while another concept (shown off in a video) rolled out like a scroll.