It must’ve been 2008 when I was sitting around contemplating the awesomeness that mass-produced, commonly available flexible displays would be. Kind of like e-book readers, but finally leaving behind the boxy computer model, which would make them about a thousand times better.

And now Samsung seems to have a mind of mass producing its latest 4.5 inch flexible AMOLED concept screen. Which is the exact opposite of what every manufacturer that’s come up with a flexible screen so far has done.

The 4.5 inch screen is, according to reports, very near the production stage. With an 800 x 480 pixel resolution, it would be an almost HD display in a new-born industry. Unlike theirs and others’ previous efforts, this one isn’t based on a glass substrate, but uses some kind of plastic instead, which – again – improves its chances of seeing the light of day as a commercial product.