LG is getting more serious about displays. It was revealed a few weeks ago that the company plans on launching a smartphone with a flexible display sometime in Q4. According to an LG press release they’ll be showing off an “unbreakable and flexible” 5-inch and 7-inch display this week at the SID Display Week 2013 in Vancouver. The 5-inch display will have a “1.0mm bezel allowing production of borderless smartphones,” plus the 7-inch is for tablets and sports an HD resolution “that exceeds 300 pixels per inch (PPI).”
“LG Display will also introduce 5-inch and 7-inch HD LCD panels based on Oxide TFT, seen as the next generation TFT technology as it offers high investment efficiency in producing thin, high transparency, and low power consumption displays. LG Display, which utilized this technology in its large-sized OLED displays for the first time in the world, will expand its expertise to LCD panel development thereby leading the market.
The 5-inch HD panel will feature 1.0mm bezel allowing production of borderless smartphones that are lightweight and emit significantly less heat. The 7-inch HD LCD panel is equipped with touch function-embedded technology enabling superior touch functionality in thin and lightweight mobile products.”
Dr. Sang-Deok Yeo, CTO and Executive Vice President of LG Display, said “With the resulting rapid need for new display advancements, LG Display, at the forefront of these trends, is well positioned to lead the market with its differentiated and cutting-edge technologies.”
No official word on what countries will be first graced with a smartphone with a flexible/unbreakable display.