Many smartphone makers have been trying to build flexible displays for recent years, some phones on the market sport a curved screen such as LG G Flex, Galaxy S7 Edge, BlackBerry Priv and the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7, but none of them have a truly flexible display.
Well, it looks like one company has finally cracked the code for creating a flexible display.
Japan Display Inc. which is an Apple parts supplier, revealed that it has created a full active flex LCD screen. Instead of using glass as a substrate, the new displays use plastic which allows it to bend easily.
JDI says that ditching glass will mean that you will not have to worry about the broken screen if you dropped the phone accidentally. While the displays are not thin or flexible enough to be rolled up, they can be used in the curved mode just like Galaxy Edge.
The screen 5.5-inch size with the resolution of 1920×1080 and it has a contrast ratio of 1500:1. One more interesting thing about screen is its refresh rate, while ordinary displays on phones work on 60Hz of refresh rate only, JDI claims that its LCD displays will work on 15Hz too which could potentially help in saving battery life in applications that don’t change display too much (Ebook readers are a good example)
More interesting is that company today told Wall Street Journal that it would be able to mass produce these screens from next year and some smartphone makers have agreed to adopt them in the next few years.