Samsung plans flexible, unbreakable, lighter phones

November 26, 2012

(Credit: Samsung)

Samsung plans to start mass production of  displays using plastic rather than glass to make mobile devices unbreakable, lighter, and bendable, to be released in the first half of next year, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Samsung’s flexible displays will incorporate OLEDs, a display technology that the South Korean company is already using in its smartphones and television sets. OLEDs are thin and can be put on flexible material such as plastic or metal foil. 

The technology could also help lower manufacturing costs and help differentiate its products, the WSJ says.