Electronic consumables have changed the way we perceive things. New and innovative technological advancements have allowed us to witness our world in different light, and have become one of the most creative outlets for the modern mind. One of the newest trends in the electronics industry is to provide curved and flexible screens for modern devices that range from smartphones to large televisions.
Several companies such as Sony and Samsung have been attempting a wide range of curved designs that have rather appealed greatly to a large group of consumers. However, it is LG that stands a great chance of revolutionising the concept by offering flexible and bendable displays.
Yes, it is now possible to roll up our televisions like a large sheet of paper and store them away for travel or storage, and only take them out when we they are needed. There are multiple practical applications of flexible and bendable screens, and LG has come up with a radical concept in OLED technology that allows us to bend or roll up a screen without affecting the screen in any manner. These screens are extremely thin, and are also considered to be extremely light. Although still in a development phase, we can expect LG to resolve the issues over the next few months to display a complete prototype that will have all niggles and problems ironed out, quite literally.
Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) technology has made it possible for electronics manufacturers to come up with some unique designs for televisions, smart phones, and other electronics, but LG has taken a step further and has released a prototype television that actually works. LG already sells a curved smartphone, the LG G Flex, which is the world’s first curved smartphone. If LG manages to commercialize and develop a viable flexible screen, the opportunities for a flexible smartphone, tablet, or even a personal computer are many.
Apart from the form factor, and the ability to transport or store them easily, flexible screens also help in preventing damage, and can be considered as more durable than traditional televisions and smart phones. Flexible screens will have the ability to absorb impacts, and can be flexible against a wide variety of problems that arise out of daily usage. Flexible displays also allow buyers to make use of their existing space more effectively, and will certainly help homeowners to make use of under-utilised space within their homes.
Companies such as Samsung and Apple have been promising this technology for their smartphones for the past few years, but we are yet to see a working prototype. LG, on the other hand, should be commended for their efforts into actually developing such a flexible and bendable display, and we can expect even more revolutionary ideas from this company in the coming years.