SEL 3-Fold OLED 9 Inch Display Is Pocket-Sized!
Check out this three-fold OLED touchscreen display from Semiconductor Energy Laboratory (SEL). It was introduced at the Display Innovation 2014 event in Japan last week.
(SEL Three-Fold OLED 8.7 inch display)
The OLED touchscreen SEL has developed is 8.7-inches and has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 (254ppi). As well as including all the benefits of OLED (very low power use, excellent colors, thinness), SEL managed to make the screen fold in three. As you can see from the images, that allows what looks like a typical 8.7-inch tablet to fold down to be a device thatís closer in size to a smartphone.
The display itself weighs 6 grams and is clearly only a prototype for now, but it does give us a glimpse of one possible future for tablets and smartphones.
William Gibson describes a polycarbon phone screen in his 1986 novel Count Zero:
...He took an elegant modular unit from the bag and placed it in front of her. A paper thin polycarbon screen unfurled silently from the top of the unit and immediately grew rigid. She had once watched a butterfly emerge into the world, and seen the transformation of its drying wings. "How is that done?" she asked, tentatively touching the screen. It was like thin steel.
"One of the new polycarbon variants," he said...
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