The Samsung Galaxy Skin Concept Phone [Pics]

Submitted by: 3MM@ 5 years ago Tech

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Male 70
I must acquire this device.
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Male 5,194
Yet another B.S. "concept" design. Everybody with a 3D modeler cranks these things out by the gigabyte with no regard to any actual engineering.
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Male 1,646
I heard about this ages ago... I would love this phone.
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Male 28
This has been in the works for years.. its come from simple hand drawn and water color painted panel images to this... its essentially the same design theyve been working on as far as im aware.
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Male 2,121
This is actually not that far off. Flexible LEDs are getting more common (polymer OLEDs) and flexible screens are out there too. This is probably possible in a one-off prototype with some inflexible areas. And technology moves so fast that if something is possible in one off prototype it`s often not much more than a few years for it to be mass market given demand.
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Male 6,737
DO WANT.
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Male 231
how does it screen
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Male 77
Does anyone have some phone viagra, my samsung has gone all droopy
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Male 1,451
BlameMeta: I think you the verb.
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Male 250
daamn go korea!!!
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Male 42
Can I just a brick phone back?
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Male 1,832
@masterzero00, the days of the simple phone will soon be over. in the near future, you`ll be forced to give half of your life savings for a pooty "phone" that does nothing but play youtube videos of cats. Of course, this is just my theory.
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Male 119
It may not be real, but we all know that this will be happening sooner than we think. Does anyone even remember how touchscreens started showing up?
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Male 174
IRockYeah, that`s pure speculation and you know it. Do you work in an R&D department for an electronics manufacturer? All you`re saying is "I don`t think it`ll happen soon because I`m pessimistic".
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Male 2,619
Maybe in the next 10 years.
The flexible Amoled may be achievable in the next 5 years.
10 years for a stable version of Android.
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Male 57
i miss when a cell phone was a phone that you use to call people on and txt...i want my old lg chocolate back...=(
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Male 280
That`s just one of those bullpoo artistic advertisements that are to be released "in the next 5 years or so" to make you think they are progressive.
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Female 446
.....but why?
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Male 290
Does anyone know if those flexible AMOLED screens suffer from material fatigue like metal does?

Will they start cracking or will the material transparency be affected if you fold them in the same are over and over again as you use them?
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Male 429
after the first time you twist it, it will *never* be 100% straight again. like a paperclip
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Male 270
So I gotta think, there`s a limit to how much it can fold, what happens when someone sits on it when it`s folded? Snap!?
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Male 1,104
woah!!!

one day, even washing machines will be bendable!
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Male 2,513
Have seen flexible screens at E3 conventions past. First editions will not be as pretty as the ones in the post and will most definitely have hard parts on these `flexible` devices b/c hey, the screen is floppy, not the processor, battery, storage or most other components of the phone. Eventually though...
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Male 192
omg do want
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Male 2,513
omg, I want floppy candybar phone. Nay... need!
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Male 2,419
@yoda
you`re not any kind of engineer, you just wrote electronical
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Male 15,510
That is the good thing about concepts, you can just do anything you want with them
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Male 311
I Want.
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Male 266
Btw, you guys who call yourselves nerds better have any idea of how this even remotely works, otherwise you`re not nerds, you`re just dumbasses obsessed with things that might as well work with magic to you.
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Male 266
why the f*ck i chose mechanical engineering over electronical and materials?
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Male 37,897

No, it`s not coming out yet.
But it will soon.

Flexable Phone Link
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Male 759
@Ripper398,

It`s not actually coming out. There have been a bunch of these fake concepts. The biggest giveaway is that Android is featured prominently in the photos. Samsung builds phones with multiple operating systems and has most recently started developing one with it`s home country.

It would be a huge pain to deal with a phone like this. Every time you pulled it out of your pocket it would be twisted in to some unrecognizable shape that you`d need to untangle before using.
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Male 555
I need to go change my underwear after seeing that...
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Male 1,540
Wait- Holy poo, what? I knew this was coming soon but not THIS soon. Sweet, now phones are going to drop in price.
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Male 12,365
[quote]i dont want thinner! i want a giant battery that will last more then 18 hours!!!![/quote]

STAIR battery should end its research phase next year. A couple of years ago they had working prototypes with 5 times the charge to weight ratio of Li-ion batteries. They were expecting to develop that to 10x by the end of the research phase.

There are other projects in R&D at the moment, with several different technologies. Lot of money in batteries nowadays and there will be more in the future. Volume will be in handheld computers such as "phones", but 10x Li-ion gives you a car with a range of 250 miles and a battery weighing 50Kg. That makes battery swapping stations a fairly straightforward thing, which would be a big step to making electric cars viable. Battery R&D is a good investment for future profit, so it`s being done.

Although STAIR is a university project with very little funding, others are commercial.
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Male 12,365
I love the watch. Quality joking there. It started off quite believable and possibly marketable, working its way nicely into silliness. I might have had it projecting an image of Princess Leia asking Obi-Wan Kenobi for help, but that would probably be gilding the lily.
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Male 83
Ridiculous and unnecessary.
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Male 3,894
why would I want a phone that can do that?
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Male 1,311
FULL NERDGASM!

Woot, and my conctract is up soon. Time to get daddy a new toy.
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Male 1,284
@rockhound77 nice observation skill, this is obviously fake, samsung wont make a stupid mistake like this
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Female 4
You`d think with all the advances in technology that make this stuff possible, at least one person would be able to spell Monday right (pic 7)!
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Male 1,284
oh right!! its the title ....concept right !! duh
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Male 1,284
i think its only a concept... wont be available any time soon
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Female 3
Did anyone else notice that the song it shows its playing is "I`m just kidding"?
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Male 4,902
Is it real?
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Male 1,386
im not so sure how much i want a floppy phone
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Male 17,512
5 years ago, I predicted devices like this would exist and some people, not those here at IAB thankfully, scoffed at it as fiction.

I feel redeemed. :-)
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Male 1,523
I dont like to know about these things until they have a prototype
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Male 928
Yeah this actually is possible and not years from now either. I just watched a demo where they showed how bending the corners and other bending actions would actually cause different things to happen. They call those "gestures" so like bending the top corners would advance pages back and forward etc. Really cool stuff. Any yes it is a bendable screen and circuitry. My only concern is how many times can it bend before breaking internally because every material has a limit. But if this worked and had a reasonable life span it would finally be a phone I would shell out 300 to 400 for.
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Female 2,674
Want!!
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Male 493
Bleh, how many years of flexible-screen product concepts have we been subjected to? It`ll be awesome when it comes, for sure, but it ain`t coming soon.
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Male 2,790
heh `Slim Line & Minimal Features` just like my girlfriend.


zing...
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Male 2,545
i dont want thinner! i want a giant battery that will last more then 18 hours!!!!
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Female 295
I want it.
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Male 911
Flexible screens and circuitry?
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Male 911
oh wow, you people are so closed to the possibilities on the technology if this were made capable.
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Male 25,416
Not a fan.. wait for the wear and dreadfully the tear
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Male 180
Is that poo real? It`s pretty cool.
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Male 1,931
I don`t like it.
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Male 2,506
Pointless :|
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Female 256
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