Flexible Smartphone Displays From LG
LG Display is expected to mass-produce a new flexible smartphone display panel starting late this year.
(5-inch curved OLED TV that uses LG Display’s technology)
LG spokesman Frank Lee said that his company is looking to meet “the rapid need for display advancements.” Lee stressed upcoming flexible displays, which are bendable and unbreakable, could be the next innovation in display-making technology.
“We will apply a 4.5th generation glass-cutting technology for the OLED flexible displays. Monthly capacity for the line was set as 12,000 sheets,” according to the company statement.
The product comes after LG Chairman Koo Bon-moo issued a challenge to create market-leading products with the potential to revive the company.
LG Electronics, the major stakeholder of LG Display, plans to release its first flexible smartphone later this year.
An sfnal example of a larger, rollable display is the poster tv from Larry Niven's 1976 novel A World Out of Time. See also the pocket-sized polycarbon phone screen from Idoru, a 1986 novel by William Gibson. Also, recall the rollable map display from the 2000 movie Red Planet.
(Red Planet movie rollable map display)
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