LG to show off this week, a 5 inch OLED panel that is both flexible and unbreakable
SID display week started Sunday in Vancouver, Canada and runs through Thursday. Besides the 5 inch flexible smartphone display, the Korean based manufacture is expected to reveal a curved 55 inch OLED television display, a 23.8 inch Ultra HD panel for monitors and a 14-inch Quadruple HD (2,560X1,440) panel for laptops. Lastly, LG Display will reveal the first 7 inch FHD display for tablets with a pixel density that exceeds 300ppi.
LG uses a different technology for its flexible display than the process employed by fellow South Korean tech giant Samsung. Recently, it was discovered that due to problems Samsung has had mass producing its flexible displays, the next iteration of the Samsung Galaxy Note will sport a non-flexible OLED display.
source: LG via Engadget
"Recent trends indicate that the small- and medium-sized display market is moving towards high resolution and low power consumption, and the large panel market to OLED and Ultra HD," said Dr. Sang-Deok Yeo, CTO and Executive Vice President of LG Display. "With the resulting rapid need for new display advancements, LG Display, at the forefront of these trends, is well positioned to lead the market with its differentiated and cutting-edge technologies."
Industry Leadership in OLED
LG Display will demonstrate its industry leadership in OLED technology by showcasing a curved 55-inch OLED TV, as well as its award-winning standard 55-inch OLED TV at SID 2013. Based on the same WRGB OLED technology as the standard set, now widely adopted as the most effective OLED application for large-sized panels, the new curved 55-inch OLED TV offers a glimpse into the future of TV design.
In addition, for the first time to the public, the company will unveil an unbreakable and flexible 5- inch plastic OLED panel for mobile devices. The development comes at a crucial time when smart devices are being used more than ever and at increased risk for damage from drops, hits, and other accidents.
Next Generation TFT LCD Method
LG Display will also introduce 5-inch and 7-inch HD LCD panels based on Oxide TFT, seen as the next generation TFT technology as it offers high investment efficiency in producing thin, high transparency, and low power consumption displays. LG Display, which utilized this technology in its large-sized OLED displays for the first time in the world, will expand its expertise to LCD panel development thereby leading the market.
The 5-inch HD panel will feature 1.0mm bezel allowing production of borderless smartphones that are lightweight and emit significantly less heat. The 7-inch HD LCD panel is equipped with touch function-embedded technology enabling superior touch functionality in thin and lightweight mobile products.
Superior High Resolution for Monitors and Tablets
LG Display, which was first to introduce an 84-inch Ultra HD TV, now advances the high-definition trend further with the world's first Ultra HD panel for 23.8-inch monitors. In addition, the company will showcase a 14-inch Quadruple HD (2,560X1,440) panel for laptops, and the world's first 7-inch Full HD panel for tablets that exceeds 300 pixels per inch (PPI).
Other Innovative Advancements on Exhibit
LG Display will also present a new type of LCD which can depict the highest level of color reproduction ratio for implementation across various industries. Products, on exhibit, applying this technology include a transparent 47-inch LCD panel for refrigerators featuring a 15% increase in transparency while maintaining NTSC 72% or the same as generic HDTVs, a 12.3-inch Full HD LCD panel for automotive dashboards with 800nit high brightness and 85% color reproduction ratio, and a 24-inch Adobe RGB monitor panel for professionals with 100% color reproduction ratio.
The company will also spotlight it's commitment to heightened design standards based on borderless technology with a 5-inch HD LCD panel for smartphones with 1.0mm bezel, as well as products boasting the world's most narrow bezels including a 13.3-inch Full HD LCD Neo Edge panel for laptops with 1.5mm bezel, a 23.8-inch Full HD LCD Neo Blade panel for monitors with 3.5mm bezel, and a 55-inch LCD panel for video walls with 5.3mm bezel.
SID Display Week 2013
SID Display Week 2013 will be held in Vancouver, Canada from May 19 to 24. LG Display's products will be showcased at Booth #1012, and allow visitors to experience the latest offerings from the world's leading display company.
In addition to product exhibits, LG Display will also present its distinguished technology with 17 major dissertations on a variety of display topics. Also, Dr. In-Byung Kang, Senior Vice President and Lead Laboratory Chief of LG Display, will be recognized with a special achievement award for his work in FPR 3D and IPS LCD technology.
1. darkskoliro (Posts: 966; Member since: 07 May 2012)
Okay, so if you use this panel the touch still works and you dont need a glass cover?
More info Allen!
2. emadshiny (Posts: 1131; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)
flexible is not interesting but unbreakable is coooool
3. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1139; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
must implement a non-glass-displayed phone
7. pyradark (Posts: 767; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)
we have flexible scree,
now where is the other flexible hardware???
the phone will not run without a flexible battery, even the board itself
13. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
uhhh, if you put all the hardware at the bottom of the device and only have the screen sticking out of it, you dont need all flexible hardware. The screen could roll up around the nonflexible hardware.
9. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1047; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)
Not pair this with water/dust proof and a tiny bezel and we will have a winner.
10. XXXperia (unregistered)
so washing machine company did what they promised.Now what about plastic company...?
11. SonyFindOneDroidple (Posts: 441; Member since: 11 May 2013)
Yah the top2 profitmakers in android are doing good.. they both now have the flexible display technology
12. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1619; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)
In my eyes this is a game changer whoever gets this to sale first may even take control of the Android arena just like Samsung are doing now...
14. XaErO (Posts: 146; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)
Flexible, Unbreakable and almost No Bezel .. It's Awesome !!
Hoping to be implemented in next generation smartphones !!
15. DHILLON_ARSH (Posts: 66; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)
FLEXIBLE PHONES...!!!MIGHT NOT BE A GOOD BUT
FLEXIBLE TABLETS WILL BE INTRESTING