With the product delayed from its original 2012 release, Samsung seems to be escalating production plans for its flexible AMOLED screen. An anonymous source told the Wall Street Journal that the screen has approached its final stage of development at Samsung Display. The South Korean conglomerate hopes to release the product by mid-2013.
Samsung showcased footage of the technology last December, with a release originally expected to offer consumers the flexible screens during the latter stages of 2012. The prototype screens the firm has showcased thus far are made from plastic instead of glass. As a result, the product is able to deliver an extremely flexible and durable display.
No company has been able to mass produce the displays, but the Wall Street Journal suggests that Samsung's ability to invest heavily in the R&D of the flexible screens derives from recent profit stemming from its electronics division. The technology giant had made a record profit of $7.4 billion.