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LG confirms it will start mass-producing flexible displays in Q4, first phone with such coming by end-year

LG confirms it will start mass-producing flexible displays in Q4, first phone with such coming by end-year
LG Display has confirmed that it will indeed start mass-manufacturing flexible displays in the fourth quarter of 2013. Thus, LG is likely to outpace Samsung and be the first one to deliver flexible displays to the market.

“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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21 Comments

1. ryan5609

Posts: 107; Member since: Nov 01, 2011

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.

8. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

nice,can't wait!

12. Airforce

Posts: 70; Member since: Jul 24, 2012

am really anticipating a flexible screen from SONY......really curious how the HD QUALITY would be like.or camera feature would be

19. kurtdean99

Posts: 79; Member since: Jun 02, 2013

Yea SONY was the one that invented flexible oled in 2007.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcAm3KihFho what's funny? when samsung announced it, people were like 'wow magic'. in year 2012

16. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Atleast "soap like" designs. If you know what I mean.

17. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

They should made flexible battery too to make the phone fold-able.

2. asingha94

Posts: 295; Member since: Apr 08, 2012

Very excited and happy to see coming first from lg!!!

3. Daftama

Posts: 641; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

First phone will be a trial alot can go wrong better come hard

4. Kevinphantom

Posts: 82; Member since: Jun 17, 2013

Hope that flexible display won't make other hardwares have less power imean cpu gpu ram

10. bparkerson unregistered

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!

5. tomn1ce

Posts: 247; Member since: Mar 12, 2012

I can't wait to see devices with this flexible displays....Lets see what they come up with..

6. rantao333

Posts: 346; Member since: May 21, 2013

so u mean u want a rubber phone to enjoy the flexibility of the screen

7. whoyton2

Posts: 142; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

Oh my god!!!! I cannot wait literally, this apple and. Nokia, is innovation!!

11. CardiWPfan

Posts: 129; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

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!!

9. bparkerson unregistered

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!

14. JEverettnow

Posts: 228; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

Flexible screen protectors?;)

13. ZeroCide

Posts: 814; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

The iPhone can use this for their bending cases.

15. harigrg33

Posts: 188; Member since: May 20, 2013

If the sceen will be flexible than wht abt the battery and other hardware component inside the phone will be... are they going to be flexible too

18. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

They should made flexible battery too to make the phone fold-able.

20. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

If that happens then it would be betetr to get this:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbc_oH9tEqY

21. Jacoballen5

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

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.

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