The Future Of Flexible Displays

October 8, 2013 in Daily Bulletin

Flexible displays have been talked about for a long time. It finally looks like they’re ready to hit the markets. Jason Inofuentes wrote about what we should expect:

  • While flexible displays are made of plastics that can bend a fair amount, the total amount that a smartphone-like device can bend is limited by the electronics within a phone which aren’t flexible.
  • This is in contrast to an imagined future where we could fold up our phones into tight squares or bend them at right angles. Displays won’t be able to bend more than about 18 degrees.
  • Since these displays are made of plastic they shouldn’t shatter when dropped.
  • They should also be lighter and thinner – which could lead to more space for a battery and longer standby times.
  • Flexible displays could also go on to be used in cars, wearable computers, and helmets.

Read more about the history of flexible displays, upcoming products, and more over here.

Source: Arstechnica