Dec 20, 2016: LG Display has partnered with the tech giants Apple, Google and Microsoft for foldable OLED displays. LG Display has signed its first customers for foldable OLED displays, and it will start mass production in 2018, says a Korea-based etnews report.
In October 2016, it was reported that Samsung and LG were trying to win orders for “out-foldable” OLED panels from these tech giants.
LG Display has already developed a prototype of an “out-foldable” panel. This display technology has been developed to be used in future smartphones and hybrid devices that can be used as smartphones and tablets.
Apple has already filed for multiple patents related to foldable devices. Samsung is also expected to come out with a device with foldable OLED display. However, LG Electronics and LG Display did not respond to this development.
In July 2014, LG started a line of flexible, rollable and transparent OLED panels with 1200×810 resolution, and with an 18-inch transparent OLED panel. At that time, LG said that by 2017 it would develop flexible and transparent OLED panels for UHDTVs larger than 60 inches.
In 2016, Samsung announced a foldable AMOLED panel to be used in future smartphones.