Samsung will unveil a new 'Stretchable Display' tomorrow that Apple has shown an Interest in
Samsung Display revealed that its stretchable display will be presented publicly for the first time at the US Society for Information Display 2017 conference at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Samsung Display will showcase a 9.1-inch stretchable organic light-emitting diode panel.
Stretchable display is the most advanced flexible display -- among bendable, foldable and rollable -- which can be stretched to be used for various high technologies, including wearable display, Internet of Things, artificial intelligence and automobile display.
A Samsung Display spokesperson said that "While current flexible OLED is able to be transformed in only one side, this stretchable OLED can be transformed -- whether curved, bended or rolled -- in both sides, above and below. When pressed, the stretchable display is dented up to 12 millimeters, like a balloon, and then reverts back to its original shape, the company said.
Althiough it may take a few years to bring this to market, Apple is also working on this very kind of display as revealed in an Apple patent application published back February and presented below in an Apple patent figure.
This kind of display could be incorporated into clothing, an iDevice cover, a woman's purse, windows and architectural elements of a building along with traditional mobile devices.
Samsung Display will also be unveiling ultra-high-definition liquid crystal display, which can be used for virtual reality, augmented reality and holograms. The 1.96-inch display has a UHD resolution of 3840 x 2160 with a pixel density of 2250 pixel per inch. The panel with 780,000 pixels provides more hyper realistic video than 5-inch QHD smartphone display with 50,000 pixels.
Whether Samsung is going to try to compete with future MicroLEDs is unknown at this time.
What's so Great about Apple's Acquired LuxVue MicroLED Technology?
For the curious who are interested in Apple's MicroLED technology acquired by LuxVue, you could watch the video below between the 4:20 and 5:50 mark where the Apple-LuxVue display technology breakthrough is briefly discussed.
It's a display that's 9X brighter but 90% less power. Instead of trying to discover a new battery, using an Apple Watch or iPhone with a MicroLED display will provide a vastly superior display while only using 10% of the power that an OLED display does today. Now that's promising indeed.
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