In the recent past, LG showed off a 55″ television with an OLED screen that was slightly curved. That same design will now be featured with the 6″ smartphone displays.
Created using an ultra-slim, very lightweight plastic, it is said to be virtually unbreakable. This alone makes it a game changer for the mobile device industry, as cracked screens is a leading cause for phone replacements.
But they aren’t planning on stopping with TVs and smartphones.
“The flexible display market is expected to grow quickly as this technology is expected to expand further into diverse applications including automotive displays, tablets and wearable devices,” the company said in a press release this morning.
“Our goal is to take an early lead in the flexible display market by introducing new products with enhanced performance and differentiated designs next year.”
Samsung already developed their own flexible display, which they showcased in January during the International Consumer Electronics Show. But that was a prototype, and had not yet been given a real life application.
LG has now far surpassed the rival company, and taken a large share of this potential market for themselves. A surprising move which could make it a real contender for more popular brands.
With current forecasts predicting fast growth in this market, reaching billions of dollars annually over the next couple of years, it might be enough to launch LG as a true mobile innovator.