Samsung Mobile Display (SMD) will be demonstrating next generation
AMOLED displays at a press event during the Consumer Electronics
AMOLED (Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diode) displays can go
far beyond LCD and plasma with distinct advantages such as vivid
color, widest viewing angles, low power consumption, high contrast
and extremely fast response times.
SMD will be presenting a prototype of an advanced flexible AMOLED
display. Only 2mm thick, the 4.5 inch flexible AMOLED runs at a WVGA
800 x 480 resolution and can be rolled down to a one centimeter
At WVGA, this new concept prototype offers a display resolution four
times that of the previous most flexible AMOLED prototype in the
industry, thanks to the use of a new plastic substrate that can
withstand the 450-500 degree temperatures required in the
Typically, flexible displays use plastic substrates instead of glass
substrates because this helps the display become lighter and thinner.
Furthermore, the new plastic substrates are not prone to breakage
during manufacturing. Previously, plastic materials melted at
temperatures over 400 degrees during the manufacturing process,
making commercialization difficult.
Development of the 4.5 inch Flexible AMOLED prototype, designed for
smart phone and tablet PC displays, is a major step on the road to
SMD will be also showing a large transparent AMOLED Display
prototype, designed for use in applications from PC monitors to TVs.
Whether the prototype AMOLED display is turned off or on, it
maintains up to a 30% transparency. The average amount of
transparency elsewhere has been below 10 percent, the company says.
SMD's transparent AMOLED prototype provides the highest resolution on
a transparent large screen TV (over 19 inches) or monitor display.
Uses may include searching the Internet while watching TV, or
watching TV on windows, including car windows for backseat
SMD will also be exhibiting a 14-inch qFHD transparent AMOLED for
Samsung Mobile Display Co., Ltd (SMD) is a joint venture between
Samsung Electronics and Samsung SDI.