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

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.




1. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

BOOM! Trolled LG and Samsung lol

7. rawbow

Posts: 428; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

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

2. Brewski

Posts: 710; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

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

4. noler

Posts: 326; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

The OS can ignore touches around the bezel.

8. TomTheNerd

Posts: 67; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

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

9. seanwhat

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 11, 2013


18. ElixieR

Posts: 67; Member since: May 01, 2013

Paaaahhh Gangnam Styleeeeeee

17. chrislars

Posts: 77; Member since: Apr 11, 2013

+1 for making me laugh

11. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

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

3. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

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

5. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

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

6. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

also with an extremely low bending radius.

10. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 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.

12. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 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.

13. hellonerds

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

this are the innovators......

14. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

That's one sexy piece of glass ;)

15. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2359; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

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

16. random

Posts: 16; Member since: Nov 14, 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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