LG Display's 18 Inch Flexible OLED Panel Is Awesomely Cool

LG Display has recently released footage of its 18 inch transparent OLED panel. The flexible OLED panel has a high-definition class resolution of 1200 X 810 with almost 1 million mega-pixels. Take a look at the video.


(LG Display flexible OLED panel)

The panel’s curvature radius is 30R. The panel can be rolled up to a radius of 3cm without affecting the function of the display. This proves that LG Display can bring rollable TVs of more than 50 inches to the market in the future.

LG Display used high molecular substance-based polyimide film as the backplane of the flexible panel instead of conventional plastic to achieve the maximum curvature radius. The polyimide film also helped reduce the thickness of the panel to significantly improve its flexibility.

As for the transparent OLED panel, it boasts 30 percent transmittance, which was achieved by adopting the company’s transparent pixel design technology. LG Display has successfully lowered the haze of the panel which is generated by using circuit devices and film components to a level of 2 percent. With this breakthrough development, the company has been able to improve greatly the technology level of the transparent display. Considering that the transmittance of existing transparent LCD panels is around 10 percent, this new panel offers significantly improved transmittance.

Although there have been some cool science fiction movie references to flexible displays, the earliest sfnal mentions come fifty years earlier.

E.C. Tubb wrote about a cool flexible wall sheet display in his highly readable 1958 novel The Mechanical Monarch:

Against one wall a wide sheet of clear material suddenly flared with light and swirling colour. It steadied and a woman stared from the screen. A woman with long dark hair and eyes that were like twin pools of midnight beneath her heavy brows. She wore a dress of some shining black material and her full lips were red against the whiteness of her skin...

Via LG Display.

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