Electronics continue to get more and more pliable and a new prototype from LG Display looks to be about the most flexible yet.
The company unveiled two 18-inch OLED (organic light-emitting-diode) panels, one so bendable that it can be rolled up to a diameter of 6 centimeters without adversely affecting the screen's function. Another display of the same size was also demonstrated; that one stiffer and completely transparent.
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According to LG, the paper-thin flexible screen has a resolution of 1,200 x 810 with almost 1 million megapixels. And that's just for starters. You can just imagine the myriad uses for flexible screens. For starters, all of those fitness monitoring bands and smart watches will get some of the same old-fashioned wearability as leather watchbands.
Displays could wrap around round surfaces, such as car bodies.
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The flexibility also reduces breakage. Where will the whole smartphone case market go?
LG Display is at the forefront of bendy displays. The company launched the flexible smartphone, the G Flex, and says a 60-inch flexible OLED TV will be for sale by 2017.
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