20/07/2012 10:16 BST | Updated 20/07/2012 10:21 BST

Samsung's 'Flexible' Display Tech Coming By End Of 2012?

Samsung is preparing to produce devices with "flexible" displays, according to a report in Korea.

The company's new panels are both extremely thin and light, and can be bent or rolled without breaking.

However, according to the report by Korean site DDaily, the 'Youm' panels will initially be covered with normal, inflexible, glass .

The result will be displays thinner and lighter than usual - about 0.6mm compared to 1.8mm according to The Verge - but not actually flexible.

Still, it seems ever more likely that flexible devices are on the cards.

Recently it was speculated that the Galaxy Note 2, if released, will feature a thinner screen and could benefit from the Youm tech. However, like the DDaily and Verge reports, nothing has been confirmed.

The company has said it intends to make flexible displays for consumer products by 2014 - and given it supplies displays for the iPad and its own Galaxy products, you might not have to wait too long for an tablet you can roll up and put in your pocket.