LG begins mass production of 6-inch flexible OLED smartphone display

LG Display, the display arm of LG Electronics has announced that they have started mass producing the world’s first flexible OLED display for smartphones. This comes after a report that LG is working on the G Flex smartphone with a curved OLED display. LG did not reveal the display resolution of the panel but it said that the display size would be 6 inches. It says that the this would be the world’s slimmest display among existing mobile device panels and would weigh just 7.2 grams.

LG Flexible OLED Panel

LG showed-off a 5.5-inch Quad HD display with a resolution of 2560 by 1440 pixels at a pixel density of 538ppi, but it did not announce when we can expect in smartphones. The new flexible OLED panel is built on plastic substrates instead of glass with film-type encapsulation technology that attaches a protection film to the back of the panel to make it bendable and unbreakable.

This display is vertically concave from top to bottom with a radius of 700mm and is just 0.44mm thin. The company showed-off the world’s first 6-inch Electronic Paper Display (EPD) based on e-ink with a plastic backplane. LG plans to introduce rollable and foldable displays in various sizes soon. LG did not announce when we can expect a smartphone featuring this display.

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