News & Reviews: flexible display
Last Updated: Jul 25, 2020
Just a few days ago, it was rumoured that Huawei could have turned to Beijing Oriental Electronics (BOE) for OLED displays. The company will be using OLED technology for its upcoming Mate 40 series, but there could be more. Allegedly, a demo unit with a flexible display was spotted recently.
Visionox rumoured to have started shipping transparent OLED panels, phones with under-display cameras could come soonLast Updated: Jul 09, 2020
Last month, it was reported that Visionox has begun mass-producing displays that can turn transparent. With this, smartphone manufacturers could start creating devices with under-display cameras. Apparently, phones bearing this type of display could be coming soon.
Last Updated: Apr 28, 2020
Earlier last week, a series of leaks of the Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 appeared online. Details on some of the foldable's display specifications were revealed then, including the fact that it runs on a 120Hz display when unfolded. Now, a new series of leaks have been given by the same source, revealing info such as the camera specs and retail price.
Last Updated: Apr 22, 2020
When Motorola re-introduced its Moto Razr last year, people who love clamshell phones like me were pretty excited. It's not a form factor you see often outside of Japan, but some manufacturers are working on them. After Motorola and Samsung, Xiaomi is the next that is allegedly working on a new foldable clamshell smartphone.
Last Updated: Mar 06, 2020
The cancellation of MWC this year meant that we didn't get the chance to see a lot of new things. But TCL is making up for lost opportunity with the reveal of dummy units for its latest concept devices. One of them is the phone with an extendable screen that we saw a few weeks back, while the other is a tri-fold device.
Last Updated: Sep 17, 2015
Samsung have forged ahead as the leader in flexible display devices with the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge and S6 edge+ but rumours now indicate that we could see a device with a flexible display that can be folded in January 2016. Following Samsung's previous flexible display timeline, 2016 and 2017 should be the year that such devices come to light. It isn't the first time such rumours have come out nor will it be the last but since it does follow the internal timeline document we expect it to be somewhat accurate. Nonetheless, do take this with a good dose of salt. No Malaysia release dates or pricing details but we expect it to be exorbitantly expensive based on previous pricing of the Galaxy Note Edge which was the first device with a bended curved display.
Last Updated: Nov 11, 2014
LG is one of the few other major manufacturers to have come out with flexible displays such as those on the LG G Flex smartphone. According to a roadmap of it's flexible displays, we could soon see foldable and rollable displays in tablets, smartphones, cars and TVs in 2017. The roadmap also reveals that smartphones with bending or bendable displays (probably the LG G Flex 2) and smartwatches or other wearables are due in 2015. LG will be using P-OLED display technologies to create a plastic substrate for a more durable, thinner and lighter flexible display. No Malaysian release dates or pricing details were available yet, but hopefully LG increases their presence here in Malaysia a bit more before 2017 rolls around.
Last Updated: Nov 03, 2014
It seems Samsung and LG aren't the only ones to have flexible touchscreen technology as Semiconductor Energy Laboratory (SEL) recently showed off an 8.7-inch Super AMOLED display that can be folded into three parts. Featuring a full HD 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution, the touchscreen can be bent up to a 2mm to 4mm radius and is durable up to 100000 times of being bent. SEL also showed off a smaller 5.9-inch flexible display but this one only offered 720p HD resolutions and is not a touchscreen. The company have not revealed when this flexible technology could come to tablets or smartphones of the future but it does seem to indicate that flexible display devices could be coming in 2015.
Last Updated: May 05, 2014
It isn't a secret that flexible paper thin screens exist, but the reality is that devices with such screens could be coming sooner than you think. Researchers at the Human Media Lab of Queen's University, Canada have proven this with the PaperFold device which is paper-thin, foldable, flexible, can be detached and reattached to other electrophoretic displays or touchscreens and function as a smartphone, tablet and notebook. While the displays on the screens are still black and white and not very high in resolution, they show off remarkable functionality. Check out the video in this article for a glimpse of the future.
Last Updated: Apr 22, 2014
A metal chassis and one of Samsung's flexible OLED YOUM displays are two of the most avidly rumoured about features every time an upcoming Samsung smartphone is set to appear. They came out for the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, so we're not surprised that rumours have appeared saying that the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 could get a 3-sided YOUM display. Apparently the rumour comes from a report about a comment made by an unnamed Samsung representative, which sounds fishy enough already. We'd love to be wrong about this but we think that the Galaxy Note 4 isn't going to change it's design language so drastically just to incorporate flexible displays. If anything, the Samsung YOUM displays are more likely to appear as a completely new product. Still, do take this rumour with a heavy pinch of salt and disbelief, at least you'll feel more surprised if it actually does come true.