LG has come out with a bold attempt to revolutionize display technology, promising bendable, foldable and rollable displays by 2017.
The above timeline shows the expected technology to be released in the respective years. By next year, we could be looking at an LG smartphone that can bend. To date, the closest to a “bending” smartphone is LG’s very own G Flex with its curved display, so if anyone is going to pull this off, it’s definitely LG. Also in 2015, LG will be releasing a new curved screen smartwatch and what appears to be a bezel-less tablet. The real bold statement here is the depiction of foldable and rollable panels. We are talking about tablets that can fold into the size of a smartphone and display panels that can be rolled up like a painting to be moved and shared with others. So how is LG able to do all of this?
LG Display’s biggest announcement is its pioneering of the Plastic OLED. The Plastic OLED is the revolutionary precursor to all this flexible displays being possible, primarily due to it being so much thinner compared to conventional Glass OLED panels. It is also much more durable than the Glass OLED and hence, we may be looking at the future of display panels right here.
LG Display is truly spearheading the display revolution at the moment. And we can’t wait to see what their competitors will bring to the table come 2015.