LG Display has started to massively produce its first 6-inch curved OLED display for smartphones, which will most probably be seen in an upcoming smartphone.
The flexible OLED panel is built on plastic substrates instead of glass. The company claims that by applying film-type encapsulation technology and attaching the protection film to the back of the panel, it made the panel bendable and unbreakable. The new display is vertically concave from top to bottom with a radius of 700mm. And only 0.44mm thin, LG Display?s flexible OLED panel is the world?s slimmest among existing mobile device panels. What's more, it is also very light, weighing just 7.2g even with a 6-inch screen.
The display will be used in an LG smartphone (G Flex), coming next month.
In March 2012 LG Display developed the first 6-inch Electronic Paper Display (EPD) based on e-ink which utilizes a plastic backplane.
According to research firm IHS Display Bank, the global flexible display industry will see growth and become a USD 1.5 billion market by 2016, exceeding USD 10 billion by 2019.
LG Display plans to advance flexible display technologies with the introduction of rollable and foldable displays in various sizes.
Samsung Electronics also plans to released a curved version of its Galaxy Note 3 model (Galaxy Round?) this week.