AU Optronics is working with clients to offer flexible displays for their new foldable phones.
Foldable phones “are a novelty that adopts display technologies in a new way and make such phones a new hybrid of mobile phones and tablets,” AUO chairman Paul Peng told a media briefing. “AUO has been putting resources in developing such displays. Hopefully we will see AUO’s flexible displays used in new foldable phones from branded vendors in 2019,” he said.
Unlike Huawei’s out-folding display, AUO has focused on in-folding displays, which have higher technological barriers, Peng said.
AUO plans to produce OLEDs at a 4.5-generation plant in Singapore for foldable phones, ordinary mobile phones and wearable devices.
The remarks came after Samsung Electronics and Huawei Technologies recently showcased their latest foldable phones.
Until now, the Taiwanese LCD panel maker has been supplying OLEDs for smaller devices, mostly wearables.