Display enthusiasts rejoice – LG has unveiled its product roadmap for the next few years, and it shows off a smorgasbord of next-gen screen technology.
In 2015, the South Korean firm has tipped bending displays, and we’re guessing they don’t mean iPhone 6 Plus style.
It’s not clear whether LG means the phone can be bent in your hands, or if they’re referring to over-edge screens like the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge boasts, either way, it appears the technology will be heading to the upcoming LG G4.
The short time-span LG has applied to the bendy-screen tech could mean it shows up on the LG G3.
Alternatively, it could debut as a more abstract handset like 2013’s LG G Flex, which touted a curved screen.
Moving on to 2016 and we’re looking at LG-stamped foldable displays. This could mean multiple things – folding out your smartphone into a tablet, for instance.
You could also bend up half of your tablet to make it sit more like a laptop, negating the need for added keyboard peripherals.
Far off into 2017 and there’s whispers of rollable screens. That’s pretty uncharted territory as far as displays go, but it would be great to keep form factor down for larger screens during transit.
LG has also tipped rollable TVs to land around the same time. We’d imagine this means your tele would roll down much like today’s projector screens, sans the projector of course.
It’s all possible through the magic of plastic OLED, with LG talking up the display tech’s potential as ‘very promising.’
“LG Display is devoting its energy and resources to respond quickly to fast growing market and consumers’ needs in order to develop Plastic OLED to become the key OLED application technology in the future,” said the South Korean tech firm.
“It seems that plastic OLED will play an important role in people’s everyday lives in the future.”
It is, of course, very possible that none of these device applications will actually come to fruition, but it’s good to know that LG’s got some funky concepts in the works at the very least.
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