Flexible OLED displays may come to a screen near you sooner than imagined.
to a report by The Korea Times, LG Display will be manufacturing
flexible display panels for major smartphone producers starting fourth
quarter of this year.
LG's Frank Lee told the publication that LG
had completed the development of its first flexible displays and would
be mass-manufacturing them from the fourth quarter.
will be based on organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panels and would
offer an ultra-high definition (UHD) resolution also known as 4K.
Apparently, the company's E2 line at its display complex in Paju will be
used for the production of these displays.
Flexible displays are
thinner, lighter and more durable when compared to the presently popular
glass displays. These also happen to be much more impact resistant.
According to the report, LG Electronics plans to release the first flexible display smartphone later this year.
had showcased its flexible display technology at CES 2013 with its OLED
Youm Display. The company had also shown a functional prototype of a
flexible display smartphone. So clearly, flexible displays happen to be
underway from Samsung as well. But the question is whether LG will beat
Samsung to it. Based on the reports so far, LG does seem a plausible
candidate to bring the first flexible display to the mass consumer
LG and Samsung are already offering curved OLED
televisions. The technology offers better viewing angles and a better
overall experience. Company officials told The Korea Times that LG would
expand this OLED portfolio to 65-inch and 77-inch panels as well.
Image Credit: The Korea Times