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CES 2013: Samsung's Chase for Flexible Display Technologies and Smarter TV Interfaces

CES 2013: Samsung's Chase for Flexible Display Technologies and Smarter TV Interfaces

CES 2013: The Samsung Edition

Samsung's presence has greatly expanded in mobile phone scene over the last two years and in this year's CES keynote, the Korean company showed off some key technology that will shape upcoming mobile devices. Flexible AMOLED screens, powerful mobile processors and eco-friendly LCD screens are part of what Samsung has in store for us. As we have seen from its recent Galaxy Note II phablet offering, the company is willingly open to new ideas and innovation as they don't believe in limiting themselves to an existing category; these new and upcoming technologies will hopefully allow them to create a whole new product category, just like they have carved out one in the last year.

Take for instance, its new line of flexible OLED displays. Dubbed "YOUM", the flexible display line-up uses extremely thin plastic instead of glass, making it bendable and virtually unbreakable. The versatility of the technology proves to be exciting - as demonstrated by Brian Berkeley, senior vice president of Samsung, at the keynote event, the prototype device can be bent and wriggled without any damage to the device itself, prompting the possibility of mobile devices being stowed away in thin tubes.

That's not all - with the increasingly mobile nature of smartphones and tablets, performance is key. Samsung's new quad-core Exynos 5 chip promises to provide twice the 3D performance of its predecessors and up to 70 percent higher energy efficiency compared to its previous quad-core chips. Given the fact the the Galaxy S IV is most likely due in May, we are sure to see high-powered Samsung mobile devices in the near future.

Apart from advancements in the mobile device department, Samsung has also a few magic tricks to share when it comes to their televisions. The biggest of course, is the unveiling of its first 85-inch S9 Ultra HDTV. The juggernaut will offer four times the pixels available on existing 1080p resolution as well as ample audio support. 

With all manufacturers focusing on smart connectivity features in their televisions, it is no surprise that Samsung has also made a few improvements to their overall Smart TV experience. All next-gen Samsung Smart TVs will come packaged with a reworked and more user-friendly Smart Hub, as well as the new S-Recommendation technology, that helps build a base of suggestions from your previous viewings and user ratings, and enhanced Voice Interaction technology, which allows users to give voice commands for the TVs to perform certain tasks.

Last but not least, Samsung also showed off its new NX300 camera alongside the new NX 45mm F1.8 2D/3D lens, the first one-lens 3D system capable of capturing both still images and Full HD movies. This will undoubtedly help make 3D movie-making available on a consumer level.

It looks set to be a busy year up ahead for Samsung as they continue to offer technology that empower people and yet is accessible and easy to operate - even in areas other than the mobile sector. To get to know more of what's happening at CES 2013 with regards to Samsung, hit these links below:-

Highlights from Samsung at CES 2013
Samsung Presents Enhanced Series 7 Chronos and New Ultrabooks at CES 2013 (Updated!)

Samsung Presents Enhanced Series 7 Chronos and New Ultrabooks at CES 2013 (Updated!)

NEWS / 25 Mar 2013

Samsung has announced two additions to its high performance Series 7 PC lineup - the enhanced Series 7 Chronos, which delivers professional performance in a thin and light form factor, and the Series 7 Ultra, which takes Ultrabooks to the next level with enriched computing power, graphics and touch capability.

Hands-on: Samsung NX300 & 45mm F1.8 2D/3D Lens

Hands-on: Samsung NX300 & 45mm F1.8 2D/3D Lens

FEATURE / 12 Jan 2013

Samsung has announced its new flagship model in its NX series - the NX30, along with the new NX 45mm F1.8 2D/3D lens, the first one-lens 3D system capable of capturing both still images and Full HD movies in perfect 3D quality. Let's take a quick look.

Samsung Unveils its First 85-inch S9 UHDTV and Flagship F8000 LED Smart TV (Updated!)

Samsung Unveils its First 85-inch S9 UHDTV and Flagship F8000 LED Smart TV (Updated!)

NEWS / 10 Jan 2013

Samsung has unveiled its first 85-inch UHDTV and flagship F8000 LED Smart TVs at CES 2013.

Samsung Unveils Flexible YOUM OLED and Green LCD Display Technologies

Samsung Unveils Flexible YOUM OLED and Green LCD Display Technologies

NEWS / 10 Jan 2013

Aside from its upcoming eight-core Exynos 5 Octav, Samsung today also unveiled its new line of flexible OLED displays as well as its current 10.1-inch green LCD display development.

Samsung Unveils Eight-Core Exynos 5 Octa Mobile Processor

Samsung Unveils Eight-Core Exynos 5 Octa Mobile Processor

NEWS / 10 Jan 2013

At today's keynote event at CES 2013, Samsung talked about its upcoming next-gen mobile processor, the powerful eight-core Exynos 5 Octa.

Samsung Unveils Curved OLED TV at CES 2013

Samsung Unveils Curved OLED TV at CES 2013

NEWS / 09 Jan 2013

Samsung showcases its next-gen screen technology, the curved OLED TV at CES 2013.

Samsung Camcorder QF30 to be Showcased at CES 2013

Samsung Camcorder QF30 to be Showcased at CES 2013

NEWS / 08 Jan 2013

Samsung has announced its Camcorder QF30 with advanced Wi-Fi features and integrated live streaming service which makes sharing high quality movies easier than ever before.

Samsung Introduces Revamped Smart Hub and S-Recommendation with Voice Interaction Feature on 2013 Smart TV Range

Samsung Introduces Revamped Smart Hub and S-Recommendation with Voice Interaction Feature on 2013 Smart TV Range

NEWS / 08 Jan 2013

To facilitate a more intuitive TV browsing experience, Samsung will be introducing a revamped Smart Hub as well as new features like S-Recommendation and voice interaction.

Samsung Reveals a Host of New Smart Cameras at CES 2013

Samsung Reveals a Host of New Smart Cameras at CES 2013

NEWS / 08 Jan 2013

Samsung has announced six Smart cameras at CES 2013. Hit the link for more details on the Korean chaebol's new Wi-Fi cameras.

Monitors from Samsung at CES 2013

Monitors from Samsung at CES 2013

NEWS / 08 Jan 2013

Leveraging the current trends for display technology, Samsung has unveiled three new monitor models at CES 2013. They aim to deliver quality performance and one particular model even brings touch capabilities to the table making it ideal for those running Windows 8.

Samsung Set to Demonstrate Evolution Kit at CES 2013

Samsung Set to Demonstrate Evolution Kit at CES 2013

NEWS / 07 Jan 2013

First introduced at last year's CES, the Evolution Kit is a concept which enables Samsung 2012 Smart TVs to evolve into Samsung's new 2013 Smart TVs.

Samsung Unveils ChatON 2.0, Previews Smart Hub and Smart TV Ahead of CES 2013

Samsung Unveils ChatON 2.0, Previews Smart Hub and Smart TV Ahead of CES 2013

NEWS / 27 Dec 2012

With CES 2013 coming up in two weeks' time, Samsung released a teaser video for its Smart TV and gave a sneak preview of its new Smart Hub. It also announced a new version of its instant messaging app, ChatON 2.0.