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SEL demos the most bendable mobile display that can wrap around phone sides (video)

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SEL demos the most bendable mobile display that can wrap around phone sides (video)
Semiconductor Energy Laboratory (SEL), the guys that developed the groundbreaking IGZO screen tech together with Sharp, have done it again, this time one-upping Samsung and LG with their new flexible OLED displays.

Not only has the 5.4" panel high, 302ppi pixel density, but it can also bend to the record 4mm diameter, and is the only such panel that can actually display the picture on the bent edges, wrapping comfortably around the sides of future handsets.

SEL also presented a 3.4" flexible screen that is coupled with a bendable battery to use as a wrist wearable. The panel sports the impressive for such a small display 326ppi pixel density, and the battery has been tested more than 10 000 times, bent out of shape around wrist curvature, and then straightened. Take a look at the video below, and marvel at what our phones and wearables will look like down the road.


source: Diginfo.tv

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posted on 01 Nov 2013, 10:15 9

1. cezarepc (Posts: 564; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


BOOM! Trolled LG and Samsung lol

posted on 01 Nov 2013, 12:41 3

7. rawbow (Posts: 424; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


Galaxy Round comes to mind..mother of LOL phone. The sh*ty phone in curved mode >_

posted on 01 Nov 2013, 10:41 1

2. Brewski (Posts: 119; Member since: 05 Jun 2012)


Where are you supposed to hold a phone with touch screens wrapped around the bezel?

posted on 01 Nov 2013, 10:56 11

4. noler (Posts: 165; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


The OS can ignore touches around the bezel.

posted on 01 Nov 2013, 14:53 7

8. TomTheNerd (Posts: 67; Member since: 11 Oct 2013)


They could make it so that the edges of the screen have no touch accuracy. Like iPhones.

posted on 01 Nov 2013, 15:52 1

9. seanwhat (Posts: 105; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


oooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

posted on 03 Nov 2013, 12:59

18. ElixieR (Posts: 14; Member since: 01 May 2013)


Paaaahhh Gangnam Styleeeeeee

posted on 02 Nov 2013, 12:32 1

17. chrislars (Posts: 77; Member since: 11 Apr 2013)


+1 for making me laugh

posted on 01 Nov 2013, 17:49

11. marbovo (Posts: 641; Member since: 16 May 2013)


It is just a prototype to show what this tech can do

posted on 01 Nov 2013, 10:54

3. pwnarena (Posts: 879; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


we need foldable displays not curved or bendable ones. i want a smartphone that can be folded open into a tablet.

posted on 01 Nov 2013, 11:22 7

5. McLTE (Posts: 691; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Um.. last I checked, a foldable display IS a bendable one.

posted on 01 Nov 2013, 11:52

6. shahrooz (Posts: 137; Member since: 17 Sep 2013)


also with an extremely low bending radius.

posted on 01 Nov 2013, 17:49

10. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Display with "Zero Bending Radius" is also a flexible screen if Apple were to define "flexible" ... like they defined touch as zero length swipe.

posted on 01 Nov 2013, 18:41

12. pwnarena (Posts: 879; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


last i checked none of those displays reported can be folded. you know what i mean. don't be technical with the terms. you're like an apple patent troll trying to cover everything with sweeping definitions to lay claim on whatever possibility your "pioneer" work could possibly cover.

posted on 01 Nov 2013, 18:50 1

13. hellonerds (Posts: 217; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


this are the innovators......

posted on 01 Nov 2013, 19:42

14. cripton805 (Posts: 917; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


That's one sexy piece of glass ;)

posted on 01 Nov 2013, 22:04 1

15. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1828; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


The future for curved displays, is looking good.. Unlike like the BS, samusng just announced....

posted on 02 Nov 2013, 08:38

16. random (Posts: 11; Member since: 14 Nov 2012)


Samsung showed prototype like this about a year ago, where you could see notifications on the side of the phone like here. For all who think that this is something that Samsung didnt think of already or even showed. Just search for flexible display and samsung if you want to see it.

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