LG and Samsung are one of the largest producers of OLED displays makers. It’s been years since companies like LG, Samsung, HP, etc. trying to make flexible displays. Some of them got some success on making flexible display but remained just a prototype.
In 2013 LG showed a 6-inch display that was bendable and unbreakable, made out of plastic. And also, back in 2013, Galaxy Note 3 was also rumored to have a flexible display. A prototype of the display by Samsung Youm Flexible OLED Display at CES 2013, Lenovo’s Flexible Displays is June 2016, and LG’s rollable display, etc are seen in the market. However, companies didn’t make any solid improvement on these displays , all these are the only prototype.
On the marathon of making these flexible display screen, a new competitor emerged from the land of dragons – Xiaomi. Xiaomi, without no doubt, is one of the largest smartphone manufacturers in mainland China. However, it didn’t come in top 3 smartphone companies, still, it has a potential to become number one. Xiaomi will announce Mi Note 2 flagship in late October (rumored). We, kind of, have some expectation from them.
A prototype of the flexible display from Xiaomi was spotted on Baidu in two separate renders. Although, it’s impossible to say whether they actually are legit or not. The display bends forwards and backward and right and left as well. It seemed that the Xiaomi’s Flexible Display Surfaces is running MIUI 8 operating system.
Nevertheless, we saw such flexible displays before, still, we can expect more. We already know, Samsung has already submitted a number of the patent for the flexible smartphone. So, we have high expectation from Samsung too.
Now, one question arises, it’s fine, to make this kind of display tech companies are using some flexible materials like plastic. But, how can they make a battery flexible? I mean, battery are very rigid, all the material need to compact and sealed inside. So, we can, for sure, say that it will take longer than we expect to have such flexible smartphone in our hands.
That’s being said, where is Apple? As we know Apple is quite good at keeping thing secret, can we expect from them a surprise! As recently, Foxcomm, a sister company of Apple acquired Sharp. Sharp is working on OLED display for next generation of iPhone.
It seems these tech companies are working in the background and hope we see some serious bending soon.
Source: Phone Arena, Android Authority, Android Headlines, Bestmobs, OLED-Info.
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