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China boosts flexible display efforts with a new 5.6-inch QHD AMOLED panel

Shanghai's EDO Technologies has just announced its new 5.6-inch WQHD (2560x1440p) flexible AMOLED display, and this is only the beginning of their push for a future with better panels.
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September 10, 2015
5.6" WQHD flexible AMOLED panel (PRNewsFoto/EDO)
5.6" WQHD flexible AMOLED panel (PRNewsFoto/EDO)

Flexible displays are the future. A recent IHS Technology report predicts over half of all display shipments will consist of flexible screens by 2024. We have seen plenty of manufacturers enter this market, including Samsung, LG and others. But where has China been all this time?

Remember the Asian giant is no stranger to new technologies. This country will no doubt continue to play a key part in the mobile industry, so you can be sure they are not sitting idle while the rest of the world is working on the next-generation displays. Shanghai’s EDO Technologies has just announced its new 5.6-inch WQHD (2560x1440p) flexible AMOLED display, and this is only the beginning of their push for a future with better panels.

EDO, pioneering AMOLED technology from China, is committed to leading edge display technology, flexible one at this juncture. In order to win the favor over, EDO understands that–  in this super competitive market — it has to keep reinventing itself.

It is no secret that new form factors are not the only reason why the whole industry is moving towards flexible displays. So far we have only been exposed to unnecessary curved devices and edged screens, but that doesn’t mean flexible hardware is purely gimmicky. These hardware components are known for being thinner and stronger.

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Arguably, it was time for China to jump into the game. The Koreans and Japanese have been pumping research and resources into this bendable technology. It was only a matter of time before China came into the picture, and we have to see how their products will benefit the industry.

China is a force to be reckoned with. The country also houses growing smartphone makers like Xiaomi (#1 in China and #5 in the world), OnePlus, Lenovo, Huawei and others. If EDO Technologies (and other suppliers) manages score some deals with these companies, things will definitely look up for all involved parties, as some of these are expected to make it big in the coming years.

But what do you guys think? Will China take all the business away from other flexible display makers? They sure aren’t doing bad in other markets!