LG Announced Starting Mass Production of World's First Flexible OLED Panel for Smartphones

Oct 8, 2013 15:11 IST

LG on 7 October 2013 announced that it would start the mass production of world's first flexible OLED (organic light-emitting diode) panel for the smartphones. The South Korean company announced that the first handsets of these kinds would feature in the year 2014. It is important to note that Samsung made the similar announcement in the recent past.

Samsung had announced that its first product, which will be the special edition of the Galaxy Note 3, would be launched in October 2013 itself. Both the companies already make use of the technology in order to offer the curved OLED television sets.

The Display Division of LG indicated that the handset screens of the new devices will curve from the top-to-bottom and not from side-to-side. Samsung, in the meanwhile, had described that their smartphone devices’ screens would curve side-to-side. The panel of the devices will be actually unbreakable and bendable.

LG explained that the new display would be vertically concave from top to bottom with a radius of 700mm, which would in turn open up a whole world of design innovations in the smartphone market. It is important to note that earlier LG had developed the flexible e-ink display, which was the world’s lightest, weighing a mere 7.2g 6 inch screen. This is the largest among current smartphone OLED displays.

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