Flexible Display

News and information about bendable devices

Galaxy S6 Edge vs iPhone 6 bendable breaking point

April 8, 2015 by Laur | 0 comments

The newest Samsung device, Galaxy S6 has been tested for its bendable breaking point like the Apple product, iPhone 6 Plus. The result? Both devices have a problem after a high pressure and this is normal if we think that both devices are not described by the producer as bendable devices.
iPhone 6 Plus is a 5.5 inch smartphone with Full HD display, the first Apple Full HD display. Apple display is protected by an Ion-strengthened glass which makes it more resistant of scratches than older iPhone version. Under the hood, we find a better processor, the Apple A8 chip, dual-core 1.4 GHz Cyclone and a PowerVR GX 6450 graphic card. As we used, Apple device does not have a memory slot card and is available in three storage version: 16 GB, 32 GB, and 128 GB. The RAM memory is just 1 GB.

iPhone 6 Plus

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Galaxy S6 is a 5.1 inches device and is using a Super AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass 4 protection. The Korean device is using the own processor, Exynos 7420, a quad-core A53 chip and a quad-core A 57 version. The video card is a Mali-T760MP8 chip which offer a high-quality video play. Like the Apple device, this time, Samsung give it up the memory card and offer three variants of internal storage memory: 32 GB, 64 GB, and 128 GB. All of these are powered by 3 GB of RAM.

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Pressure test
The pressure test has been made by an American insurance company for the best devices of the 2015 beginning, iPhone 6 Plus, Galaxy S6 and HTC M9. We are talking today about two first devices.
iPhone 6 Plus has been tested from 1 pound to 179 pounds to reach the breaking point. The bending point has been discovered at 110 pond when the device bent, ant applying pressure to 179 pounds has been discovered the breaking point(complete damage).
Galaxy S6 has been tested from 1 pound to 149 pounds. The bending point has been set at 110 pounds like the Apple device, but the breaking point(complete damage) is lower than the iPhone 6 Plus, at 149 pounds.

If we take a look at the bending point, both devices seem to be at the same line. If we talk about the breaking point, Apple device could be better than the Samsung device, having a better pressure resistance.
As I said, no device has been called by the producer to be flexible or bendable. This is a normal thing to happen when the pressure is high on the device. The First time, the case is bending including the device display and after the pressure grows up, both, display and case are breaking making the devices unusable.
If we take is serious the rumors, the future devices will use flexible displays and flexible cases which can make those devices more resistant and more bendable and even rollable. Samsung has already had the display technology and more than sure is developing the “flexible body” for their first real flexible device.

PopSlate case for flexible display devices

April 1, 2015 by Laur | 0 comments

PopSlate, the intelligent back case for smartphone was created by Yashar Behzadi and Greg Moon. The most interesting is that PopSlate is attached to the smartphone and display information and images from your device. The First time, when we heard about PopSlate, was in 2013, on Indiegogo website at a fundraising campaign. Then, PopSlate reaches more than $150,000.

PopSlate Screen
PopSlate is an “intelligent” back case which is using the E Ink technology like E-Readers, a very smart technology which has a very low power consumption. The idea comes from both developers thinking of their smartphone battery life. They need to push the power button frequently to see the notifications and missed calls and the battery life was short enough. Yashar and Greg think at a second screen able to display notifications and other information from their smartphone devices. This is the moment when PopSlate has been born.

Popslate – The Second Screen Experience Pitch from popSLATE on Vimeo.

You can personalize the PopSlate display with your pictures and customize the information that you want to see on the back display. All these things are possible with a Bluetooth chip, dual-mode connectivity, inserted in the case. The connection between case and smartphone is possible with a companion application which allow users to personalize their second smartphone screen.
PopSlate has its own power supply, a 240 mAh battery wich gives approximate seven days of battery life, being equipped with micro USB port, which means that the smartphone energy resource wouldn’t be affected when the case is attached. PopCase E Ink display is using as I said earlier the E Ink technology and has an amazing low-power consumption. This is the main reason why the case screen is always on. An interesting endowment is the slideshow button for the gallery pictures and the firmware upgrade process. The firmware upgrade will be possible over the air(OTA).
PopSlate is compatible with iPhone 6 at the moment and is Apple certified. The E Ink display is a 4 inch e-Paper screen, shatter-proof. The material that the case is made is offering a high protection in case of shocks offering an edge-to-edge protection.

Flexible PopSlate screen
The next step into PopSlate development will be the flexible case for flexible devices like LG G-Flex 2 or Galaxy Round. Or maybe as rumors said in the past for Samsung Galaxy S6, the new Samsung product using a flexible device(dual edge).
The good reason now is that the manufacturing process has started and the first device that will receive a PopSlate case will be iPhone 6. The Case will be available for Indiegogo backers this month, on 21 April. The final price of the case is $129.

Funny Apple concept with flexible display

March 25, 2015 by Laur | 0 comments

Once with Samsung and LG flexible displays appear on the market, in concepts and prototypes, a new concept rises on the web. Apple iPhone bendable device seems to be rendered in a strange form which imitate one Samsung concept from the past. The iPhone concept that I will show you is composed of three parts. The first part is the motherboard, which contain the CPU, RAM and sensors. The second part is divided into two parts which compose the flexible display. iPhone concept flexible display could be bent at the middle of the entire display and transformed into a piece similar to a wallet.
What is a flexible display and in which stadium is the actual technology?
A flexible display is that kind of display which allow the user to bend it and roll it without damaging any inside component of the display. Until now, Samsung and LG show us some prototypes of the future displays. Samsung shows us the Samsung Youm a flexible display with these properties and LG showed the LG Chem.
LG Chem has an increased bending radios to 30 mm a huge angle of bending that eliminates the risk of the display shattering when high force is applied. For this technology, LG relinquishes the conventional glass display and adopt a new technology of plastic display. Advantages of the new plastic based OLED panel are that are more efficiency, more brightness, and low power consumption. LG plastic OLED is 60lm/W efficiency, CRI over 85, has a 3000K color temperature and 75lm brightness.
LG also announced the mass production of this panel for July 2015.
Samsung Youm is also a flexible display showed up in January 2013. Samsung flexible display prototype is able also to be curved and bent without damaging the initial form and components of the display. Youm has been also used in an early form of the first Samsung device released in October 2013, the Samsung Galaxy Round.
Galaxy Round has a curved display 5.7 inches Full HD and a 400 mm curvature radius. A Youm panel is produced with encapsulation technology.

Apple flexible display concept
About the Apple flexible display, we know that they already have a patent for this type of display and will use the first time a flexible display to replace the physical buttons on sides with virtual buttons. Virtual buttons with the main display will form the entire display of the device.
But, with this new concept, Apple must develop a good method to flex the two equal part of the display without any damages of the display function.

New Apple patent copies Samsung Edge display?

March 18, 2015 by Laur | 0 comments

After the most waited Samsung device has been released, Galaxy S6 Edge, many Apple lovers started talking about the form, design and shapes. The new Edge design is ugly, uncomfortable and other many things. Galaxy S6 Edge has been released this month and gains a lot of Android fans. The new device has a beautiful design and the dual-edge screen is absolutely glamorous. More than that, Galaxy S6 curved display is the best display mounted on a smartphone ever! With a 5.1 inches, S6 has a 71.7% screen to body ratio which makes it more interesting than any other smartphone.


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Samsung chooses for display protection to use Gorilla Glass 4 which protect the flat part and also the curved screen from the left and the right part. The amazing resolution, 1440 x 2560 pixel(~577 PPI pixel density) offer a high video quality. More than that, Samsung choose to use their own CPU, the Exynos 7420, a quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex A53 and a quad-core 2.1 GHz Cortex A57, a powerful CPU and a low-battery drain.
Also, discussion about the non-removal battery like the Apple device has, is a subject of discussion and the missing slot card also. These two options are important for every user but are not so bad that you can not change the battery or extend the internal memory. As an alternative for the 16 GB memory device are many cloud solutions with free storage space.
A 16 Megapixel camera is a good option for Samsung with 2988 x 5312 pixels and optical stabilization. Galaxy S6 has a quick camera response and a high-quality pictures and video record. Other options are listed on the producer website but are common with the Galaxy devices excepting the fingerprint sensor and the Samsung Pay(PayPal, Visa and MasterCard certified).

Apple patent

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Recently Apple released a new patent for the next iPhone device which is designed without buttons on the left and the right part. But what should we think? The Apple lovers will quit Apple because of these? I don’t think so, they will find that Apple patent is amazing and will make their loved device be awesome. What a good joke!
The future Apple device seems to feature a “side wall display” which will include one or more flexible layers covered with clear glass or plastic. So, Apple will use a flexible display for their next product and also will include virtual buttons. Up here, confort technology Apple will use is similar to Samsung and will make the device similar to Galaxy S6 device. The only difference seems to be the metal frame of Apple. The frame will keep the Apple trend and will not let the main display to interact physical with the Edge display like Samsung has. The non-removal battery and the missing slot card will still be on the next devices.
Now is the time to see the differences and similarities about future Apple device and Samsung Galaxy S6. Both has/will have non-removal battery, no memory slot card, Edge display. Well, discussions are useless with these similarities and make both devices to be similar.
The Apple fans now can stop criticism and embrace the reality. Can feel the Galaxy S6 Edges and think about their next Edge device from Apple.


Apple Watch will be released today 9 March in an Apple special event

March 9, 2015 by Laur | 0 comments

Even if Apple has missed the MWC from Barcelona, today, 9  March 2015 Apple announce a special event  at 10,00 AM. This event will be probably concentrated on the first Apple smartwatch, the iWatch. A major part of this event will be dedicated for the device customization.  Apple Watch has a curved Retina display with high pixel density. This Retina display is an ultra energy efficient which makes the device to be a battery friendly gadget. On the most Apple Watch devices, the display is polished with crystal of sapphire being the hardest transparent material. For the Sports collection, the display protection is Ion-X glass.

Apple Watch

About the today event, the focus will be on the functionality. Apple decided to charge the first product which will be worn with functions making it an advanced gadget compared to Android Wear devices which are designed to be a personal  assistant. More than sure is possible to see more applications on the iWatch similar to iPhone applications.

Apple investments are huge in the devices which can be wear in the present and in the future and will be disposable more than 100.00 applications at the release date.

At the special event, rumors said that is possible to be released also a 12 inches MacBook device with a Retina display and also an iPad Pro with a 12 inch display. The iPad Pro has been discussed for the first time in January 2015 as a future Apple device to be released.

Apple could release today an IOS update, the IOS 8.2. This new IOS variant has been tested with five Beta variants until now. For the music lovers, Apple could integrate a new live streaming application, Beats Music.


HTC Petra a new rival for Apple and Samsung-wearables device

February 11, 2015 by Laur | 0 comments

American president of HTC, Jason Mackenzie, confirmed rumors about an HTC wearable first device. First HTC wearable device is named Petra and is expected for the Q1 of 2015. After rumors, there aren’t enough information about the Petra name, is this will be the product name or is just a codename.

HTC Logo
HTC Petra will run probably the HTC operation system, RTOS and could be paired with devices with Android from 4.4 KitKat and up and also with Apple devices with IOS 7 or higher. Petra will feature a PMOLED flexible display of 1.8 inch and 160 x 32 resolution. With an IP57 water and dust resistant, HTC Petra could be used in any conditions. Petra will feature as well an ST Micro STM32L151 chipset with GPS and Bluetooth support.
There will be a high power battery with three days life and three sizes available for HTC Petra: Large, medium and small size.
HTC Petra will have standard applications installed like Stopwatch, Timer, Step Analysis, Sports Analysis, Weather applications, Alarm, Music Control.
HTC Petra is rumored to be responsible for black and gray and teal and lime colors, and to be launching for the first time in U.S. with a footpad for steps analyzes.

iPhone popCase can transform your iPhone into an eReader

February 9, 2015 by Laur | 0 comments

popSlate for iPhone is a special case that protect your device and keeps you up to date with you favourite setted up photos. PopSlate is a 4 inch case, using the E Ink technology for its screen. The E Ink display is always on and can last one week with just a single charge. It has a micro USB slot charging for that.

popSlate can save your battery life, with the notification feature and also can be served as an eReader. popSlate can offer much other information from your Apple device like to-do list, meetings and calendar. The popCase case has been presented first time on Indiegogo site, two years and earned 219.147$ fundings. In present, E Ink case, has not been delivered to the customers, making a lot of buyers complaints about their orders.
PopSlate case is compatible only with Apple devices( iPhone 5, iPhone5S and iPhone6) and has been expected for June 2013.
PopCase price is 129$.

Source: Indiegogo