It looks like we’re closer to the future than we initially thought. As the world moves towards smartphones and other more powerful devices, display technology is next to get a big upgrade. Sure, we have foldable phones and similar screens, but really expandable? Well, LG Display is ready to answer that question. The company just announced its 12-inch expandable display prototype in Seoul on Nov. 8. The screen is basically constructed using free-form technology that allows it to be stretched, bent, and twisted without distortion or damage. The screen is based on a highly resistant film-like substrate made of special silicon used in contact lenses. What’s weird is that it can be stretched from a 12-inch screen to a 14-inch screen.
LG Display announces extendable screen
The stretchable display uses a micro-LED light source with a pixel pitch of less than 40μm, ensuring a high level of durability to withstand heavy external impact. Unlike the conventional linear wired system, the optimal structure of the S-shaped flexible spring wired system of the stretch screen can withstand repetitive changes in its shape, giving it its unique stretching properties. The applications of this type of technology are limitless. These screens can be superimposed on clothing, furniture, etc. Basically anything that can have a screen slapped on it.
Soo-young Yoon, Executive Vice President and CTO of LG Display, said, “We will successfully complete this project to enhance the competitiveness of Korean display technology while continuing to lead the industry paradigm shift. .
A number of companies have dabbled in stretchable displays, but this seems like the right step forward for display technology. Think of it as the first volume of a product that will be refined over time.