Japan Dispay's new flexible screen will be able to significantly expand access to devices with unusual configurations
The popularity of screens that are not completely planar, but offer a certain curvature in their shape that allows them to be integrated into devices with new and refreshing configurations, has been gaining momentum in the market in the last year, albeit at a relatively limited pace and scope - mainly because 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 development of the poster girl for IPS technology screens 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 is based on LTPS (Low Temperature Poly-Silicon) technology, 5.5 inches, 1,920 × 1,080 pixels, static contrast ratio of 1: 1,500 and a high average brightness of 500 nits - which is flexible, and can actually be used for all those devices Convex display owners we have already met in the mobile market.
It is worth noting that only the polarization layers of the screen are flexible, with the rear illumination unit of the screen remaining rigid as it was - so this is not a technology that can allow us to see really futuristic and flexible devices (unlike competing OLED screens). Theoretically), but should give us convex devices in the style ofGalaxy S7 Edge, or even G-Flex models LG, In price tags more popular thanks to technology that is intrinsically cheaper.
In addition,Japan Display It is stated that the use of plastic substrates is supposed to make the display more resistant to breakage and shattering - when a fall may shatter the protective coating glass of the smart device (assuming it is), but the display itself will remain intact, assuming a glass-based touch layer is not built 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 no) changes in display In practice - for considerable savings in 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 whole new world of possibilities for our smart devices - so the competition for Full Active Flex can be quite tough and challenging when it reaches a state where it is available for 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 - It seems that the manufacturers' fondness for such solutions will only continue to grow in the foreseeable future, and the current 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.