LG confirms it will start mass-producing flexible displays in Q4, first phone with such coming by end-year
posted by Victor H. / Jun 19, 2013, 7:53 AM
“We have completed the development of our first flexible displays. We will mass produce flexible displays from the fourth quarter of this year,” LG said.
LG will be making OLED displays supporting ultra-high definition (UHD). LG will manufacture the panels at its Paju factory in Korea.
“We will apply a 4.5th generation glass-cutting technology for the OLED flexible displays. Monthly capacity for the line was set as 12,000 sheets,” the company explained.
Not surprisingly, LG Electronics plans to take up the displays and be the first making a smartphone with the new flexible screen by the end of the year.
Flexible-screen smartphones however will not remain exclusive to LG as the company is planning to sell the screens to other phone makers. The new technology will break the conventional cycles in the industry, and LG confirmed it is also working on TVs with flexible UHD displays.
source: Korea Times
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I am excited to see how these flexible displays change the industrial design of today's smartphones, I hope we can soon break free from the monotony of the "slab" design style.
posted on Jun 19, 2013, 8:02 AM 13
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am really anticipating a flexible screen from SONY......really curious how the HD QUALITY would be like.or camera feature would be
posted on Jun 19, 2013, 1:46 PM 0
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Hope that flexible display won't make other hardwares have less power imean cpu gpu ram
posted on Jun 19, 2013, 8:48 AM 0
I don't follow you...how could a flexible display effect power output. I can see the resolution causing power loss put not the flexibility of the screen. Besides with powerhouses like the Snapdragon 600/800, i really don't see any concern at all!
posted on Jun 19, 2013, 10:15 AM 4
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Oh my god!!!! I cannot wait literally, this apple and. Nokia, is innovation!!
posted on Jun 19, 2013, 9:45 AM 0
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Its important to note and Nokia is infact working on there on their on Flexible screen and is working on a scratch resistant, sun powered charged, water resistant options. Nokia R&D is in overdrive!!
posted on Jun 19, 2013, 10:44 AM 1
All the hype for unbreakable screens...my concern with flexible displays, made of plastic, is the scratch resistance. Unbreakable is great but over time with the accumulation of scratches on top of scratches concerns me. Lets just hope LG and Samsung have thought things through with this innovation!
posted on Jun 19, 2013, 10:07 AM 3
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They should made flexible battery too to make the phone fold-able.
posted on Jun 19, 2013, 3:53 PM 0
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Life is pretty simple: You do some stuff. Most fails. Some works. You do more of what works. If it works big, others quickly copy it. Then you do something else. The trick is the doing something else, LG.
posted on Oct 10, 2013, 1:06 PM 0
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