Will in the coming years really look Flexible screens And folding is becoming a commercial reality?
In recent weeks there have been increasing reports that 2017 may bring with it the first smart devices with flexible or even folding screens - although we had a bit of a hard time being impressed by this, given the fact that similar rumors are being heard in the tech world Dating back to distant 2011, When the Edge and G Flex models we have received so far are far from the innovative vision we were promised.
Yet, Updated announcement On the part of LG's Display Display Division, which talks about a huge investment of 1.76 billion (!) In opening a new mass production line for Flexible OLED screens - Indicates that there is now a real intention to move from the concept phase to the commercial application phase.
LG's new production line will be designed specifically Flexible screens for compact devices such as Smartphones And tablets, and although its entry into mass production is expected only during 2018 - the Korean manufacturer already has two active lines for the production of screens OLED So that there is a good chance that we will see first products that will bring the big news to 2017.
This investment by LG is undoubtedly intended to be a step that will keep it in competition סמסונג, The maker ofOLED The older ones (using the Super models AMOLED ), In a market that according to all forecasts is expected to explode with sales of 10 today than before the end of the current decade.
We welcome competition in all areas, and are therefore pleased thatLG Does not plan to retire from this competitive field. All that is left now is to hope that the year 2017 will be the great turning point, which will introduce innovative features into the world of our smart devices.