Samsung TV that bends and twists at click of remote
A Samsung TV with a flexible display that viewers could bend by using a remote control, just like changing the channel, could be a reality soon, as a newly published patent from Samsung suggests.gadgets Updated: May 10, 2013 15:27 IST
A Samsung TV with a flexible display that viewers could bend by using a remote control, just like changing the channel, could be a reality soon, as a newly published patent from Samsung suggests.
The patent describes a TV with the ability to be bent and twisted with the help of a remote control. In addition to adjusting the physical display, the remote control would also alter the images to fit the screen's new positioning, reports Fox News.
The TV would include a "panel deformation member" that is placed on the display's rear to control its movements, the patent said.
According to the patent, future Samsung TV owners would be able to bend or rotate a portion of the screen or the entire display depending on your viewing preference. The remote would communicate with the TV via Bluetooth or infrared connection.
Samsung has been flaunting its flexible OLED displays for quite some time, but until now the technology seemed to be geared toward smartphones rather than TVs.
Samsung unveiled its new F8000 smart TV at this year's CES in January, placing an emphasis on its personalized recommendation engine, voice commands, and social media integration.
If this patent ever becomes a reality, Samsung could customize the TV experience in a new way by focusing on hardware, rather than just tailoring content based on a viewer's taste, the report said.
First Published: May 10, 2013 15:25 IST