LG to show off paper-thin rollable OLED panel

Korean electronics major LG is all set to show off its new paper-thin rollable OLED panel at the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas on Tuesday.

The pioneer in OLED panels had showed off a 18-inch panel in 2014 which could just roll up like a newspaper. The 18-inch panel was only 3 cm across and featured a 1200 by 810 resolution.

LG is also planning to highlight a 55-inch display that can show two separate images on both sides (which makes it perfect for store signage).

It’s also making a bigger play for automotive displays with a new 25-inch “waterfall” curved LCD for interiors, as well as a 10.3-inch LCD screen that works when you’re wearing gloves.

Earlier, Reuters quoted the Electronic Times reporting that LG Display and the panel-making unit of Samsung Electronics will supply organic light emitting diode (OLED) screens for Apple Inc’s iPhones.

The report came after years of speculation that Apple will start using the next-generation technology in its phones. OLED screens are thinner and offer better picture quality than the mainstay liquid crystal display screens.

Japan’s Nikkei newspaper had also reported that Apple plans to start using OLED screens for iPhones starting in 2018.

LG and Samsung Display are close to a final agreement with Apple for the screensand the two firms plan a combined 15 trillion won ($12.8 billion) in capital expenditure to build up OLED production capacity over the next two to three years.

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