LG Display plans to start serial production of collapsible panels in 2018 and put them Apple. About it writes on Friday ETNews citing informed sources in the industry.
Over the past three years, LG Display regularly showed prototypes of flexible displays, including one folding like a book and Curling like a newspaper. Both design options use the advantages of OLED panels.
LG Display plans to cooperate with Apple and other third party companies is due to the fact that the company could not rely on the purchase of LG Electronics. As you know, LG Electronics is greatly inferior in the smartphone market Samsung, which will purchase foldable OLED panel for smartphones from Samsung Display.
Apple has numerous patents in the field of foldable electronic devices. It is expected that in 2017 the company will release a smartphone with a flexible OLED screen, which has to compete with smartphones and tablets from Samsung Electronics with folding screens.
As expected, a major supplier of flexible displays for the iPhone sample 2017 will make Samsung and LG will compete in 2018. LG Display Have already prepared a prototype of the display is performed at a high technical level.