LG Display to mass produce flexible OLED panel for smartphones soon


lg-flexible-oledThe folks over at LG Display seem to be on to a new groove, where they have just announced that they will begin to mass produce the first flexible OLED panel in the world, targeting the smartphone segment, of course. This is a state-of-the-art display panel which will represent yet another milestone that will continue in the company’s commercial footsteps where they too, were the first to introduce the first 55-inch OLED TV display in the world sometime earlier this year. LG Display has placed a positive spin on the future of the flexible display market, where they do hope that this particular market segment will be able to grow quickly since this technology is tipped to expand even further into a range of other applications including displays, tablets and wearable devices.

With this move, it does seem as though LG Display intends to gain an early lead in the flexible display market, and we cannot wait to see what other new products will they reveal next year that will arrive with enhanced performance as well as differentiated designs. Just how does LG Display’s flexible OLED panel become possible? Well, it has been built on plastic substrates instead of relying on the traditional material, which is glass. Through the application of film-type encapsulation technology as well as attaching the protection film to the back of the panel, LG Display has ensured that the panel ends up as bendable and unbreakable. Now that is definitely some food for thought, don’t you think so?

The new display will vertically concave from top to bottom where it carries a radius of 700mm, which would open up a world of design innovations in the smartphone market. Not only that, it will also measure a mere 0.44mm thin, which would make this particular offering from LG Display as the world’s slimmest flexible OLED panel in its class, too. Apart from that, there is another feather in its cap, which would mean it is the world’s lightest as it tips the sclaes at just 7.2 grams even when it features a 6″ display. I guess this advancement from the folks over at LG Display can only mean one thing – the advent of flexible display smartphones are just on the horizon, and we cannot wait to see what the future holds.

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