Posted Fri Jul 11, 2014 at 12:30 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
The company has created an 18-inch rollable display and has plans to develop larger flexible screens as well.
LG has announced that it has successfully developed a flexible 18-inch OLED screen. The display is capable of being rolled up into a cylinder shape with a radius of 3cm.
"LG Display pioneered the OLED TV market and is now leading the next-generation applied OLED technology. We are confident that by 2017, we will successfully develop an Ultra HD flexible and transparent OLED panel of more than 60 inches, which will have transmittance of more than 40 percent and a curvature radius of 100R, thereby leading the future display market." said In-Byung Kang, Senior Vice President and Head of the R&D Center at LG Display.
Though currently just a prototype, the screen features a resolution of 1200x810 with almost million mega-pixels and uses an OLED panel. Likewise, the display uses a high molecular substance-based polyamide film instead of plastic on the backplane of the screen, allowing it to gain more flexibility. In addition to the rollable panel, LG has also created a transparent OLED prototype which offers three times the transmittance of traditional transparent LCD screens offering a clearer picture with less haze.
There's no word on when these flexible panel technologies will start making their way to consumers, but fixed curved screen displays are currently being pushed by many manufacturers in televisions and smartphones.
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