Every time there is news of an impending launch of an iPhone the rumour mills start to churn. Fans come out with futuristic features and design elements which seem too outlandish and sometimes defy known logic. This can be regarded as the success of the PR machinery of Apple for making it more of a cultural phenomenon rather than just another gadget. The same cannot be said about the other smartphones in the market, but perhaps, now, there is an exception. Samsung has been a leader of the smartphone market for some time now, and it is only natural for enthusiasts to come out with features and designs of their favourite upcoming phone. Samsung Galaxy S5 is all set to hit the markets soon.
A video doing the rounds in YouTube has an interesting take on the possible features of the Galaxy S5. The expected features of any smartphone for that matter are elementary. They have to be lighter, brighter, thinner, stylish and with better software than the predecessor. But there is one feature that the video expects: a bendable phone. The concept is not entirely science fiction.
Brian Berkeley, Head of Samsung Electronics Co., recently displayed a small phone with a bendable, paper thin screen attached to it. The screen made from "Organic Light Emmiting Diodes" or "OLEDs" has been around for years, but the adoption of the material to smartphones has been fraught with technical difficulties, especially when it comes to touch screens.
Has Samsung overcome these technical difficulties? If so, the new smartphone will, in all probability, sweep the smartphone market. Forbes also wrote about how this technology would hit the market: it could break the innovation hegemony held by Apple. The article said that Samsung controls 90% of the OLED supply and may deny the material to Apple. The current patent wars between the two giants can be an indication to that possibility.
Will Samsung surprise everyone with a bendable smartphone? It remains to be seen. Samsung is said to be the closest when it comes to overcoming the hurdles of implementing OLED technology. In any case, the Samsung Galaxy S5 will have some interesting features to look forward to. Here are five potentially game changing features of Samsung Galaxy S5.