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SMARTPHONE dents, chips and scratches could soon be a thing of the past thanks to the Samsung’s pioneering stretchable screen.
The Sun reports the 9.1-inch screen can be bent, rolled and even dented up to half an inch deep before springing back to its original shape.
It has the same give as a balloon, which gives about 12mm under the finger without popping.
The Korean phone-maker is expected to show off their organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panel technology at the Society for Information Display 2017, which kicks off on Tuesday at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
OLED offers the highest colour and motion quality on the market — making it perfect for watching a match — without munching through too much power.
It’s still in prototype phase, but this creation could be revolutionary.
It could be used in cars, for virtual reality headsets and for all sorts of hardware appliances.
“While current flexible OLED is able to be transformed in only one side, this stretchable OLED can be transformed — whether curved, bent or rolled — in both sides, above and below,” a Samsung Display spokesman told the Korea Herald.
Last year Samsung was awarded a patent for a radical design that allows a phone to fold in half.
The device is expected to turn into a 7-inch tablet when laid out in full, but there’s been no confirmation on when it will become available.
Samsung has also filed a patent for a squeezable phone.
But it appears HTC pipped them to the post with its brand new HTC U11 gizmo.
It brought out a smartphone that lets you take selfies simply by applying pressure around the frame.