WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesùs.
Samsung and LG to unveil NEW flexible smartphones in October 2013.
“The newly launched curved phones will not be completely flexible,” Samsung SDI’s CEO Park Sang-jin said last Wednesday. However, he added, “We have developed the technology to make batteries a little curved and to fix them after being curved.”
Samsung Display is reported to use a 5.5-generation (1300x1500mm) line at the OLED plant in Asan, South Chungcheong Province, and LG Display is to operate a 4.5-generation (730x920mm) line in Paju, Gyeonggi Province.
“Within this year, Samsung and LG will have a monthly production capacity of 1.5 million and 35,000 flexible panels, respectively,” a source said.
Samsung and LG’s new smartphones, which will reportedly be unveiled next month, are said to be plastic-based, light and unbreakable. Since the technology is still in its nascent stage, users will not be able to change the shape.
It will take a few more years for flexible displays to be able to fully take different forms and to be rolled up like paper, a source said.