Japan Display battles Samsung's OLED with curved LCD screens www.engadget.com

posted by  banzaitokyo | 4 years, 8 months ago in Science & Technology Gadgets

One of Apple's main screen suppliers, Japan Display Inc. (JDI), has revealed a 5.5-inch LCD smartphone screen that can be bent like OLED displays from Samsung and LG. While not quite as flexible and thin as OLED, the "Full Active Flex" 1080p screen could be used in phones with curved screens like the Galaxy S7 Edge, the company told the Wall Street Journal. LCD is a lot cheaper than OLED, so you could see a lot more curved phone designs when it starts manufacturing the panels in 2018.

0 | #12639 by  BarbaraEbara | 4 years, 8 months ago
I always thought these designs, the flex screens, were cool but I often wonder just how well they can hold up. I also see holograms that you can interact with being just around the corner. I would not be surprised to see them in smart phones in the next 15 years.