A sample range image taken by Samsung’s new CMOS sensor

Samsung Electronics, a South Korea-based consumer electronics conglomerate, is right on track to début commercially feasible flexible displays within a year and has taken the wraps off a new CMOS sensor for smartphones and tablets that can capture depth information and the usual RGB color data.

According to OLED-Display.net, Samsung Mobile Display confirmed it would begin mass production of flexible AMOLEDs in 2012. The firm will add two new production lines to build flexible OLED displays. Samsung executives previously confirmed plans to build phones and tablets featuring flexible display technology some time this year with spokesman Robert Yi going on the record about the matter:

The flexible display, we are looking to introduce sometime in 2012, hopefully the earlier part. The application probably will start from the handset side.

As for the sensor, go past the fold for additional information.

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