Skyworth shows off this awesome flexible AMOLED wearable concept

CES 2018: Flexible AMOLED cuff turns heads
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The great thing about CES is that something unusual is always around the corner, and the unexpected appears more than any other show. So imagine our surprise when we stumbled across this wearable concept over on the Skyworth stand.

If you haven't heard of Skyworth, that's understandable. The Chinese TV maker isn't much of a name in the West, but that could if its wearable cuff comes to market (it won't). There's zero detail out there but it's a showcase for the company's flexible AMOLED technology.

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A quick Google shows an identical 5-inch flexible AMOLED itself was shown off at IFA 2017, but this time out it's been fashioned into a wearable cuff – one possible use for flexible displays.

Skyworth shows off this awesome flexible AMOLED wearable concept

It doesn't exactly look very comfortable – but that screen looks undeniably stunning.

Curved OLED as already been used in wearables of course, with the original Samsung Gear S using a curved screen. However, a flexible display offers the chance for users to mold and change the shape of their device, fitting to individual wrist sizes and shapes.

Maybe we are in fact edging closer to seeing these kind of wearable displays actually being made available for all. We're sure this won't be the last we'll see of them in 2018.

Skyworth shows off this awesome flexible AMOLED wearable concept

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He started his career at Future Publishing, James became the features editor of T3 Magazine and and was a regular contributor to TechRadar – before leaving Future Publishing to found Wareable in 2014.

James has been at the helm of Wareable since 2014 and has become one of the leading experts in wearable technologies globally. He has reviewed, tested, and covered pretty much every wearable on the market, and is passionate about the evolving industry, and wearables helping people achieve healthier and happier lives.

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