What's Next for Mobile Phone Screens?
By David on 17th Feb, 2015
In this second article exploring what’s next for the future of mobile technology, journalist David Phelan tells us how screens are about to get a whole lot better. Discover what amazing developments we can expect to see soon.
Bigger, smaller, brighter, richer or more responsive - what would you like your next phone screen to look like? After a trend at the beginning of the noughties when people wanted increasingly smaller phones, the fashion now is in the opposite direction, with displays reaching beyond the five-inch mark. Size isn't everything, but the way some people talk about their phones, you'd think it was.
Some of the effects of these flexible OLED screens are already with us. The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge has a sloping edge display. That's made possible by a bendable OLED screen, though it's safely sandwiched behind rigid glass. Phones like this mean notifications can appear on the edge without the main screen waking - handy if you're in a high-powered meeting and it's just the edge, visible only to you, that's keeping you up to date with messages and updates. The Note Edge also has the best electronic ruler because that sloping side gets nearer to the thing you're trying to measure! The future of mobile phone screens is not far off, but how they will look is likely to surprise and delight us.
Samsung in 2015
To find out what's next for Samsung and for your chance to win #TheNextGalaxy, visit samsung.com/uk/unpacked at 5.30pm(GMT) on the 1st March and watch the Galaxy Unpacked 2015 live stream.