Samsung plans to release plastic-based AMOLEDs by 2012

Samsung plans to launch new AMOLEDs on a plastic substrate within two years. They say that these new AMOLEDs will be 'unbreakable'. They will also be lighter, safer and thinner. These qualities can be useful in mobile phone displays, which will allow Samsung to keep their AMOLED price premium in these years. Samsung plans to place a TFT on the plastic panel and to replace the existing vinyl protection sheet with PI (polyimide) film to avoid residue upon light emission.

Samsung revealed flexible, unbreakable AMOLED prototypes back in 2009, see video above.

Posted: Jul 20,2010 by Ron Mertens