We’ve seen Samsung show off flexible display technology at CES a couple times in the past, but they’ve been unable to bring that to a cell phone yet, but now it seems that they’ve finally found out how to accomplish it.
Using a material called “graphene”, the company is looking at it as a viable replacement for silicon in their electronic devices. What is graphene? It’s a material that is flexible and is even faster than silicon. Unfortunately, a number of obstacles prevent it from being used right now. Samsung has said that they believe that they have just overcome one of those obstacles with a new method of growing large, wafer-sized graphene on top of semiconductors. Samsung claims that this process is crucial to making the use of graphene possible.
Now two of the four major parts of cell phones are able to flex, the screen and the chipsets inside. Now we just need manufacturers of chips and battery manufacturers to catch up. Maybe the next Samsung Galaxy Round will be even better than the current one.