LG shows 18 inch flexible transparent display that can be rolled like a newspaper
LG has been working on flexible display technology for quite some time, in fact couple of years now. LG, as it promised has developed an 18 inch rollable OLED display along with 18 inch transparent display, paving way for future of display technologies used in HD displays. Apparently these are the world’s first flexible OLED displays of this size, and LG promises that it will have a humongous 60 inch flexible display coming in 2017. The display has a resolution of 1200 x 810 and a curvature radius of 30R which can be rolled up to a radius of 3 cm without incurring any damage to the display itself. The flexibility of this display comes courtesy a back pane made from highly molecular substance based on polyimide film, rather than the traditional plastic material for such flexible displays.
As for the transparent display, LG claims that it is around 30% transparent and beats other transparent displays that are just 10% transparent. LG also revealed that they are using a new kind of technology for these displays which reduces haze to only 2% which in itself is a pinnacle for display technologies.
LG is pretty confident that flexible rollable display and transparent displays are going to power the current breed of mobile devices and high resolution display therefore they are aiming for a 60 inch UHD flexible and transparent display by the end of 2017. This display will have transmittance of over 40% and curvature radius of 100R.