Japan Dispay's new flexible screen can significantly expand access to devices with unusual configurations
The popularity of non-planar screens, but offering a certain curvature in the shape that allows them to be incorporated into devices with new and refreshing configurations, is gaining momentum in the market over the past year, albeit at a relatively limited pace and scope - mainly because only סמסונג and-LG Are engaged in the manufacture of such means of display, and based on the Super AMOLED and P-OLED Which make them suitable mainly for high market products that justify the investment.
This situation may change in the not too distant future, thanks to the new poster girl's development for IPS technology in the market - Japan Display, which unveils the first flexible screen of its kind based on "standard" LCD technology, instead of technology OLED Of any kind: the Full Active Flex LCD.
The largest manufacturer that was officially born a few years ago used flexible, durable plastic surfaces, instead of the common glass surfaces, to create a panel IPS-NEO-based 5.5-inch LTPS (1,920 × 1,080 pixel) 1-inch, high contrast static ratio of 1,500: 500 and high average brightness of XNUMX nit - which is flexible, and can actually be used for all those devices Owners of convex displays that we have already met in the mobile market.
It's worth noting that only the screen polarization layers are flexible, with the screen backlight unit remaining as rigid as it was - so this is not a technology that will allow us to see truly futuristic and flexible devices (unlike the competitive OLED screens they can use, Theoretically), but should give us convex-style devicesGalaxy S7 Edge, or even G-Flex models LG, In price tags more popular thanks to technology that is intrinsically cheaper.
In addition,Japan Display Declare that using plastic sheets should make the display more resistant to breaking and shattering - when a fall may shatter the smart device's protective cladding glass (assuming it is), but the display itself remains intact, assuming a glass-based contact layer is not built in with it . Also, the Full Active Flex LCD will support the ability to provide a display with a standard refresh rate of 60 frames per second, and also with low refresh rates of 30 frames per second and 15 frames per second in situations where the screen is on but there are minimal (or not at all) changes in the display. In practice - for a small saving on overall battery consumption.
Japan Display has unveiled its new screen already, although it plans to start mass production only at the beginning of next year (so it is likely that an 1080p 5.5-inch display will be considered a feature for the mid-low market, perhaps even for the low-end market) It is quite possible that,OLED Will finally provide us with screens that are not only convex, but really flexible, and open up a new world of possibilities for our smart devices - so competition for the Full Active Flex can be quite difficult and challenging when it comes to action.
Many consumers are still not convinced that there is any practical advantage to curved screens in smartphones (along with a relative disadvantage of increased repair costs during a break), but judging by reports of next generation handsets סמסונג, Of Huawei and even of Dark - Manufacturers' affection for solutions of this kind seems only to continue to grow in the foreseeable future, and the recent announcement of Japan Display Only this understanding strengthens us, so perhaps we should all begin to get used to the fact that these means of display are here to stay.