<![CDATA[Touch Panel Control]]> http://www.touchpanelcontrol.com/news/ Tue, 26 Jul 2016 21:37:28 +0000 http://www.touchpanelcontrol.com/skin/frontend/default/tpc2/images/rss-png.png Touch Panel Control http://www.touchpanelcontrol.com/news/ Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Samsung's flexible touch panel still on the cards]]> http://www.touchpanelcontrol.com/news/Samsungs-flexible-touch-panel-still-on-the-cards/ 02522a2b2726fb0a03bb19f2d8d9524d The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is currently in development and under wraps, but various rumours circulating this month, suggest that it could still be the first handset to feature a flexible touch panel display.

While the Galaxy Note 3 will still use the OLED technology found on previous iterations, it is reported by the OLED Association that this time around, it will feature a flexible, plastic frontage rather than a rigid glass covering.

As well as making the phone's display far more durable, since it can absorb impacts without shattering, it will reduce the weight and thickness of the Galaxy Note 3.

This is good news for fans of super thin smartphone designs, although there are some insiders who offer conflicting opinions about whether or not Samsung is actually going to be able to produce its first flexible smartphone this year.

Sources believe that Samsung has actually encountered problems with the manufacture of the flexible displays, with current processes related to sealing the screens taking too long to complete.

If it has to go back to the drawing board, then it might be impractical to include a flexible screen in the Galaxy Note 3, ahead of its predicted September launch.

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