Sharp’s bendable OLED display might feature in future Apple iPhones
Envisioning foldable smartphones and bendable displays as the next juncture in gadget technology, many electronic companies are investing their R&D in developing such technology. Sharp is the latest company to have come-up with a prototype 3.4-inch bendable OLED display which can be used in smartphones and other wearable gadgets in the coming years. Sharp has developed this foldable display having IGZO (indium-gallium-zinc oxide) energy-saving panel technology at the facility in Tenri, Nara Prefecture.
The display has a resolution of 960×540 pixels and pixel density of 326ppi. The bend radius of 10mm means that you can bend it any way possible without damage. It also boasts a color-shift-free display thanks to the light emitting layers in the tandem structure.
All this means a better prospect for smartphone innovators looking for foldable displays to develop foldable smartphones. Sharp is heading in the right direction and OLED display prototype is their initial step in the right direction. Rumor has it that Apple might be their major client for purchasing such flexible displays for flagships like iPhone 6s Plus.