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

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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9 Comments

1. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Great work.

6. PhoneLuver

Posts: 481; Member since: Jul 05, 2010

The iPad can already do this! Once! lol

8. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

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

2. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

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

3. Chuck007

Posts: 1408; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

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

9. bob_monkeywarts unregistered

Apple already made it, though.

4. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

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

5. harry29

Posts: 20; Member since: Oct 31, 2014

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

7. Tolooei

Posts: 32; Member since: Oct 24, 2014

led isn"t lcd !

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