There is a new trend in the smartphone industry: Foldable. While at the moment Samsung seems to lead the foldable movement with its innovative design and high-end features, other companies such as LG are not far behind. The biggest issue that most companies face when it comes to foldables is that the frequent folding results in a crease in the device’s screen.
LG seems to have found a way to limit the creasing and make sure your foldable’s screen stays flawless for a long time.
LG’s Technology to Limit Screen Creasing
LG Chem, a subsidiary of LG Corporation, unveiled a new foldable display on Tuesday that promises to outperform competing technologies. It’s as tough as glass and as malleable as plastic. When compared to existing foldable display technologies, the material is thin, crack-resistant, and “significantly” reduces fold lines.
The display is designed to be used as a “cover window” on top of an OLED panel, protecting the screen while still allowing high-resolution images to be projected. “The price competitiveness is superior to conventional polyimide film, and durability is maintained even when folded more than 200,000 times,” according to the company. Furthermore, the display can bend both inside and outward.
LG Chem revealed a few images of the display technology, branded “Real Folding Window,” as part of the unveiling. However, because the business didn’t entirely bend down the display, we’ll have to wait and see if the technology will prevent creasing as claimed.
It’s also worth noting that LG Electronics has retired from the mobile phone business. As a result, we’re unlikely to see an LG-branded foldable phone, which we believe might have been a strong contender and could have carried out tasks such as SMS Share with ease. Nonetheless, the Korean company continues to sell components to a variety of customers, including the smartphone and PC industries. As a result, there’s a potential we’ll see its foldable display technology in consumer electronics shortly.