The idea of truly flexible displays never gets boring. Now, LG has created its biggest bendable screen to date: an 18-inch OLED panel that has enough flexibility to roll into a tube that’s an inch across.
The prototype display uses a new polyamide film at the back instead of the usual plastic to make it thinner and, in turn, more flexible. It has a resolution of 1200 x 810 and essentially is enough to make us dream of rollable, bendable, tablets.
But LG has more up its sleeve. Its Head of R&D, In-Byung Kang, claims that “by 2017, we will successfully develop an Ultra HD flexible OLED panel of more than 60 inches.” Yes, that will be a roll-up TV. [Engadget]