LG Electronics has announced it is working on an OLED (organic light emitting diode) display technology that is both flexible and translucent.
According to a report in South Korea’s Electronics Times, the consumer electronics giant hopes to unveil a product based on the technology next year.
The technology is the product of a joint research effort by LG and the South Korean government agencies, as well as 36 universities and private research institutes.
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The company claims its flexible display panel can be rolled up to a radius of just 3cm without breaking the display.
The screen is based on a polymide film, rather than glass, and is 30% transparent, compared to just 10% for similar LCD-based technology.
The researchers have been able to develop a display 18-inches in size, with a HD display resolution, with hopes of building a 50-inch rollable TV at some point in the future.