Report suggests 75% of flexible displays in 2015 will be OLED


Flexible displays gained popularity nearly two years ago when the LG G Flex and Samsung Galaxy Round were released. Companies have been hard at work to invest in the technology required to output devices with flexible/curved displays since. There are a few choices when it comes to the specific type of display used, but it seems that OLED will dominate in 2015.

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Samsung’s Galaxy Round is just a prototype that will be limitedly produced

Samsung_Galaxy_Round_Official_01If you were hoping to get your hands on the interestingly shaped Galaxy Round anytime soon, chances are you will not. According to SamMobile, an insider informed them that Samsung is only looking to produce a very limited quantity of the device. The reason for doing so would allow Samsung to test curved OLED displays for future devices (pending their success). In the meantime, you can wait until next month for when the purported LG G Flex will be announced.

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LG ready to start mass production of flexible displays


LG Display has announced it will start mass production of flexible OLED displays for smartphones during the fourth quarter of 2013. The flexible displays will support ultra high-definition and besides the benefits of being flexible,will be very thin as well. According to LG’s official statement, “We have completed the development of our first flexible displays. We will mass produce flexible displays from the fourth quarter of this year.” The production facility in Paju is expected to be able to produce 12,000 sheets on a monthly basis, though it is not clear how many devices could be produced from a single sheet. Read more

Samsung tablet concept with flexible display leaks with specs


Samsung’s fabled flexible displays are one of the most hotly anticipated technological developments in recent memory, and today MobiLeaks has brought us a leaked concept showing off one such display. As you can see in the picture, this leak is a full render of a new Samsung 10″ tablet, and if thats not enough, the leak came with some specs too. The flexible screen is a full 1080p HD resolution (1920×1080 pixels) and has a front facing 3-megapixel camera. Inside is Samsung’s very own Exynos 5 Octa processor clocked at 1.6 GHz, 2 GB of RAM, an 8000 mAh battery and 16 or 32 GB storage options, expandable via a microSD card slot. Read more

Qualcomm previews next-gen 2,560 by 1,440 Mirasol display


With the kick-off of SID Display Week 2013 in Vancouver came some pretty neat new concepts from Qualcomm. The company demoed a 1.5-inch panel embedded on the top of an “always-on” smartphone and on the face of a smartwatch.

Perhaps the most interesting display was a 5.1-inch panel with a spectacular 2,560 by 1,440 (577 ppi) resolution. While up close, the images seem much more crisp than on the current top-of-the-line displays, the colors don’t quite pop like they do on other handsets. But there’s more to it than meets the eye. The screen has a 6x power advantage over current LED and OLED displays. This means that your phone could go days without charging. But don’t get over excited, because Qualcomm says that this technology is still a few years from mass-production. For now, we’ll just have to wait and see what else the future brings for smartphone technology.

Source: Engadget