In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, LG display engineers discuss the future possibilities of flexible, foldable, and transparent display technologies.
Flexible displays are starting to appear in a larger number of smartphones and wearables, and like most ideas, there has been a long road to development.
Mobile displays continue to improve year on year. Here are five predictions about where the technology is heading over the next few years.
A Samsung patent application shows the concept of a bending smartphone that users could fold like a wallet or bend into a V shape and use as a desk clock or calendar.
MANA has had a breakthrough with its nano ink technology for printed electronics, which will enable production of printable organic TFTs suitable for flexible displays.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 might come with a curved display for a few limited markets, but a straight display for most. In anticipation of Samsung launching the Galaxy Note 4 at IFA in September, ‘people familiar with the matter’ are ramping up the idea that the Note 4 will come in yet another set of flavors, one with a curved display and one without.
Polymer scientists at the University of Akron have developed a layer of transparent electrodes that is flexible, durable and more efficient than most touchscreen technology. If all you want are the CliffsNotes: this technology could eliminate the shattering of screens on your average smartphone.
Nokia may not have joined LG and Samsung in taking home any awards from the SID 2014 conference, but they may just be the ones to watch for the future of flexible displays. Nokia announced a 5.9-inch OLED panel with the ability to fold to an amazing 2mm radius. Now, that’s what I call flexible.
OLED looks to be the technology of choice for future wearables, as rumors suggest that Apple has placed an order with LG for 12 million flexible OLED displays.
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