By Andrew Liszewski
The OLED Association brought some of it’s cooler toys to CES this year, like this proof of concept foldable AMOLED display from Samsung. It’s just a prototype at this time, but it works, and shows just how flexible and durable an AMOLED display can be. There was even a crease in the middle from where the screen had been constantly folded (it can actually close all the way like a book or clamshell PDA) but it didn’t seem to interfere with the display whatsoever.
This transparent AMOLED worked so well that it apparently caused my camera’s autofocus to look right through it. While it wasn’t as transparent as glass when powered off, it did manage to create the ghostly illusion you get when projecting video onto steam or a waterfall, but with the color and crispness of an AMOLED display. Might not be useful for everyone, but I can see every casino in Vegas using something like this.
And I guess I’m not as gung-ho about 3D video displays as everyone else at CES this year, but if you found just the right angle when looking at this glasses-free AMOLED display, the 3D effect was rather impressive.