Samsung has finally finished working on its flexible displays and the name for these displays has been decided to be Youm. We have been seeing a lot of innovation in the technological front during the last few months. After Google announced its Glass Google, Samsung announced that users would soon be able to see flexible panels in the smart phones and these flexible displays would be called Youm. The name appeared on the official website of Samsung Mobile Display division in South Korea. Besides, Samsung has also filed a patent request in US Patent and Trademark Office for this product. Other names that would be patented with Youm include WAMOLED, FAMOLED, PAMOLED and TAMOLED.
Now that Samsung has announced the flexible display, we would most probably see a device showcasing such a display this year. Other than being highly flexible, these displays would also be lighter, thinner and resistant to damage and scratches. So the market of smart phones and tablets would soon see a shift in favor of thinner and more durable devices. Besides, this device would be light weight and due to their flexible and durable structure, would be less prone to damage.
There are several remarkable aspects of Youm. For example, it would contain four layers: Polariser, Encap, Organic and TFT. So far Samsung has not announced the dates when we would be able to see devices with these displays, but it is expected that such devices would be launched in the market by the end of 2012 or during early 2013. Compared to the LED and OLED panels, the Youm displays would be made with flexible layer instead of glass. This flexible layer is something that gives the finished product its durability and light weight structure. Under the present state of affairs, tablets and smart phones are prone to damage because of their relatively fragile structure, and this major weakness is something that the flexible displays would eliminate. Besides, a large number of eReaders are also reported to be damaged upon being accidentally dropped by the users.
Meanwhile, LG has also been planning to release its own flexible displays that would mainly target the eReaders market. We are not sure who among LG and Samsung would be able to release these devices first, but whoever does that, we would sure see a lot of improvement in the mobile devices.