LG to Ship Flexible Displays Ahead of Samsung, Toshiba

April 12, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Display technology has witnessed a tremendous transformation over the past few years. LG, Samsung and Toshiba are the major companies who brought about this change.

This time too, it looks like LG is going to be the first to ship flexible displays for many electronic devices.

Last year, it was reported that LG had started mass production of its electronic paper display (EPD). The EPD is a 6-inch, 1024 x 768 e-ink display which is 0.7mm thick and weighs 14g.

 

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If this is what they are shipping out, then TVs are going to get slimmer by 80 percent or more for sure. LG also claims that it’s resistant to scratches and can handle a fall from a height of 1.5 meters.

Meanwhile, Samsung is also working on the “Youm” flexible display it showcased at the CES event last January. Sadly, the company doesn’t expect it to be available in consumer devices for several years.

Buoyed by the success of its Optimus G Pro smartphone, LG seems to be making rapid strides and its flexible display could well be the next big thing in the industry.

No analysts are expecting the flexible screen to be as bendy as it is in videos because the internal components may not be flexible enough. However, screens are supposed to be indestructible.

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