Items tagged with flexible displays

It has long been rumored that Samsung is planning to release a smartphone with a flexible display at some point, allowing users to fold and unfold their handset as needed. Well, guess what? The rumors were true. Samsung is in fact prepping a foldable smartphone and it will see the light of day sometime by the end of the year. This is no longer speculation. Samsung's mobile boss DJ Koh confirmed the company's plans to CNBC, saying plainly "it's time to deliver" on a foldable phone. Why now, though? Samsung conducted consumer surveys on the topic and now feels confident there is a market for a folding phone (not to be confused with a flip phone). Unfortunately, Koh was not willing to share any... Read more...
Back in ancient times, before the Internet was a thing and touchscreen devices dominated the landscape, people read newspapers made from wood pulp (and other ingredients). You could roll it up and tuck it under your arm. Touchscreen tablets don't afford the same level of convenience, but that might change. Researchers at a Queen's University in Ontario have developed a rollable touchscreen tablet that looks like a modern day scroll. The research team is led by Dr. Roel Vertegaal, a professor of human-computer interaction (HCI) at Queen's University's School of Computing, and a pioneer in bendable screens. What he and his team built is a 7.5-inch flexible display with a 2K resolution. It's called... Read more...
Samsung Display recently developed an "unbreakable" screen for smartphones and it has now been certified by UL (Underwriters Laboratories), an official testing company for OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the US Department of Labor. Outside of smartphones, Samsung says its flexible display will find residence in other electronic devices, such as display consoles for automobiles, portable game consoles, tablets, and mobile military devices. Unlike traditional smartphone displays, Samsung's creation ditches the glass casing and uses plastic to cover the organic light emitting diode (OLED) panel. There are other flexible displays that have glass-covered windows, but according... Read more...
LG Display, the world's top producer of liquid crystal display (LCD) panels, is betting big on flexible organic light emitting diode (OLED) display technology driving the future of mobile devices. The South Korean outfit is so confident that flexible OLEDs will be a mainstay of tomorrow's smartphones and other mobile gadgets that it's investing 1.99 trillion South Korean won (around $1.75 billion in U.S. currency) in the technology. The massive investment will go towards a new 6th generation (1,500mm x 1,850mm) flexible OLED display production line at its P9 plant in Paju, South Korea. Of the planned investment, LG Display's already spent 500 billion South Korean Won (~$440 million) building... Read more...