Samsung to launch flexible phone next year

A mobile phone with a screen that bends and can survive the hardest blows, even a strike from a hammer, might sound fairly futuristic, but you could soon own it.

In the first of its kind, Samsung is reportedly poised to release a revolutionary phone that will be so flexible that you can even roll it up.

According to International Business Times, Samsung’s ‘Galaxy Skin’ – unveiled as a concept earlier this year – could be on sale as early as Spring 2012, reports the Daily Mail.

The phone will offer a high-resolution 800×480 flexible AMOLED screen, eight megapixel camera and 1Gb of RAM as well as a 1.2GHz processor.

The technology relies on atom-thick layers of ‘graphene’ sandwiched together, protecting a layer of liquid crystal ‘screen’.

Phones using Graphene screens would be practically unbreakable, and offer an instant advantage over every other smartphone on the market.

“AMOLED is already the mobile screen technology to beat, so if it’s as good as promised, flexible AMOLED could put an end to smashed smartphone displays – and tablets, which are even more fragile,” Will Findlater, editor of Stuff magazine, told the Daily Mail.

“The potential for tablets that can fold to the size of a smartphone is especially exciting – you could have two gadgets for the price of one,” he added.

Samsung, however, has made no official announcement regarding the product.

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