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We are there now: SEL demos tri-foldable 8.7" tablet display with 1080p resolution

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We are there now: SEL demos tri-foldable 8.7
Semiconductor Energy Laboratory (SEL), the same guys that did a 6" foldable display for Nokia, are now back at it, demonstrating one for tablets. Back in June, Nokia and a SEL subsidiary, showcased a 6" phablet OLED HD phablet panel that can be folded once, and another one that is a tri-fold, both able to bend up to 100,000 times to a just 2mm radius.

At Display Innovation 2014, an expo that ran from Oct 29 to 31 in Yokohama City, Japan, SEL revealed a foldable OLED tablet display with an 8.7" diagonal that boasts some pretty decent specs, such as a 1080p resolution and 254ppi. If you are interested how did SEL do this, well, it's the same technique used by Samsung and LG - in a nutshell, you replace the typical glass substrate with a plastic one, which brings on the bendability phenomenon. 

The foldable 8.7" display has an integrated touch panel, too, and can bend three times, fitting in a much smaller footprint, ready to be taken anywhere at a fraction of the unfolded size. It's a nice proof of concept, hinting at how a tablet might become bearable to carry around and be used for quick tasks, then unfolded and used for browsing or watching videos, for example. We aren't there yet, as there are plenty of non-bendable components to take care of still, but things are progressing nicely, it seems.


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posted on 03 Nov 2014, 02:07 2

1. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3702; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Great work.

posted on 03 Nov 2014, 03:18 10

6. PhoneLuver (Posts: 481; Member since: 05 Jul 2010)


The iPad can already do this! Once! lol

posted on 03 Nov 2014, 06:23

8. Tritinum (Posts: 471; Member since: 06 May 2014)


for a second I thought you were PapaSmurf but then I read your comment

posted on 03 Nov 2014, 02:20 3

2. gaara6775 (Posts: 738; Member since: 20 May 2014)


Can't wait for this technology to get into production ^^.

posted on 03 Nov 2014, 02:21 1

3. Chuck007 (Posts: 1001; Member since: 02 Mar 2014)


That's great finally something groundbreaking in the world of tech

posted on 03 Nov 2014, 09:36

9. bob_monkeywarts (Posts: 236; Member since: 14 Apr 2014)


Apple already made it, though.

posted on 03 Nov 2014, 02:32 1

4. kent-gaga (Posts: 479; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


if only Sony could do this by the time they introduced the Tablet P, they would've made hugh success

posted on 03 Nov 2014, 02:52

5. harry29 (Posts: 20; Member since: 31 Oct 2014)


i will definately make a straw of this tablet if its waterproof lol

posted on 03 Nov 2014, 06:23

7. Tolooei (Posts: 32; Member since: 24 Oct 2014)


led isn"t lcd !

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