Will Flexible Displays Transform Smartphones?
Research firm IHS Display Bank, reports the global flexible display industry will see dramatic growth & become a USD 1.5 billion market by 2016, exceeding USD 10 billion by 2019. Only time will tell. Until then Korean LG Display manufacturer plans to advance flexible display technologies and bring innovation to consumers’ daily lives with the introduction of rollable and foldable displays in various sizes.
Technology firms have yet to figure out how to mass produce the parts cheaply and come up with display panels that can be thin and heat resistant. Existing US patents fall short of LG’s G-Flex Display pictured above. Tech media reports have cautiously announced bendable displays while many consumers hope it sparks a form-actor shift for smartphones.
Curved displays are already commercially available in large-screen televisions. Samsung and LG Electronics started selling curved OLED TV sets this year priced at about $9,000. | Read The Full LG Announcement