LG prepped a bendable display for all foldable phones that won't be Samsung's

LG prepped a bendable display for all foldable phones that won't be Samsung's
Samsung's near-monopoly on flexible OLED display supplies for bendable phones (it will be a thing!) might be challenged this year, as other companies are increasingly partnering with LG on the production of flexible OLED panels for such Gumby handsets, too. Korean media is reporting today that LG is ready for commercial production of its bendable displays that may go into foldable devices phones from the likes of Huawei, Xiaomi or Oppo, and one of those may even beat Samsung to the punch for the title of "world's first."

Our money is on Huawei to launch a bendable phone first, as it already tipped so, but at the time its flexible OLED supplier was said to be the Chinese from BOE. LG, however, while not on the level of Samsung when it comes to small OLED displays features and production capacity, is still way ahead of the game from the distant third, so it will easily find a market from every phone maker that isn't Samsung. 

Given that Huawei, Oppo or Xiaomi are in the top tier of phone sellers in China, LG will undoubtedly have a big customer base for its OLED displays, and now the only thing left is for the company to deliver. Currently, LG is able to produce screens with bendy 2.5R curvature radius, but next year its research advancements are planning 1R curvature which will be on Samsung's level. 

In addition, new atomic layer deposition technology will allow for multiple folding and unfolding activities without any deterioration at the crevice point, though LG is tipped to still be testing that one out. All in all, brace yourselves, 2019 might be the year of the flexible phone, and we sincerely hope that the producers involved will have thought of unique applications for such forward devices, too. The Chinese companies have been at the forefront of outing unique handsets with sliding cameras or in-display finger scanners this year, so we wouldn't put it past them to surprise a juggernaut like Samsung.

source: ETNews (translated)

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7 Comments

1. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Please all companies, drop this idea

2. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Why do you think it's a bad idea?

3. notfair

Posts: 761; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

Because he knows apple can't do it and can't stand the fact that his overlord is failing drastically.

7. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

WTF are you talking about? Apple already make this kind of phone 4 years ago. (remember iPhone6 bendgate?)

5. Phullofphil

Posts: 1828; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

If it’s done right it could be cool but from what I see it will be somthing that is alright. Not great. But if we see it turn a phone into a tablet than it would be more interest g than a cool flip phone. Pluss the software is what makes the phone as well. Without android Samsung or your favorite android phone would be well not that great.

6. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

If I just look at the picture in this article, it could be handy to have your phone laying on your desk and still easily see who is calling or what message is coming in. But I do agree, it needs to have added value and not just because they can...

4. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Brace thyself... For we are about to witness the dawn of... Bloody banana phones, what else? G'Day!

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