According to latest reports, LG is expected to start mass production of a new type of flexible display this summer. The folks at OLED Display.net have reported that the new plastic OLED screens can bend further than existing solutions.
The flexible plastic-OLED (P-OLED) displays made by LG until now (LG G Flex and G Flex2), still feature some glass in them, limiting the bending radius to a maximum of 75mm, while also preventing them from being shatter-proof.
However, the upcoming all-plastic OLED display panels from LG now feature a bending radius at a much sharper 30mm, and are virtually shatter-proof, as reported by OLED Display website (via Tom's Hardware).
LG is quoted saying that the biggest problem with P-OLED displays is that they are not as efficient, bright, or accurate (in terms of colour reproduction) when compared to their glass-based counterparts. The company reportedly overcame these problems with improvements in its barrier and encapsulation technologies.
The new flexible displays by LG are said to have an efficiency of 60 lumens/Watt, feature 807 nits peak brightness output, a 3000K colour temperature and a CRI (Colour Rendering Index) of 85. So, while the display might not be the best in the market as compared to other glass-based displays, it comes close.
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At the same time, LG not only plans to limit its upcoming flexible P-OLED displays to smartphones, but also bring it in tablets, PCs, TV sets, and car dashboards. The South Korean tech firm has added that by 2017 it hopes to create foldable computers.
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