Although the technology of flexible screen –it is called flexible screen since it can be warped until it forms a curve without breaking the screen- has been introduced several months ago, this technology has not been adopted in any released-gadgets yet. Many gadget companies claim that they are still working on it, and do not want to be in such hurry to release gadgets modified with that newest screen technology. Some giant cell-phone companies like Apple, Samsung, LG, and Dell are now conferring to decide what features that will be brought to be their dominant and most awaited mainstays in the market through the application of this technology. This flexible screen technology is now still being developed. However, some smartphones had been produced by LG Electronics applying this technology – although they have not been released yet. The application of flexible screen in smartphones has both gains and losses.
The good news about this flexible screen is that it is made of plastic substratum, usually called wafer, and it is not a glass. This material makes it thinner and lighter, compared to the glass material used in the common screen manufacturing. This comparison is very significant since in gadget industry, because every single millimeter difference and flimsiness in size is seen as a great achievement. The other gain is that flexible screen technology enables us to fold the screen until its maximum fold capacity without any damage such as broken screen. It is also able to be folded like the way we fold a mattress so that it cut the corner of storage, and is easily brought everywhere. In addition, the application of this screen in smartphone will reduce the battery power consuming and lengthen the battery’s endurance.
However, although the flexible screen technology has been applied, the other parts of the smartphone remain hard. The body and battery are still made of hard materials that are not flexible. The application of this screen will only contribute to the beauty of its appearance instead of its function. Besides, although the screen will not be broken when it is folded, it will be damaged if the phone falls and if it is the screen that is firstly hurled on the ground. Therefore, this upcoming smartphone is not as strong as you imagine.