LG is reportedly planning to mass produced plastic OLED, or POLED displays. The development brings closer to reality the possibility of consumer devices with foldable screens being released.
There is a lot of talk within the tech industry that 2017 could be the year when devices with flexible displays begin to make an impact on the market.
It had been LG’s South Korean rival Samsung that appeared to be making much of the early running. Samsung is reportedly well advanced with its development of flexible displays, and is likely to release products based around the technology next year.
It would be no surprise if LG is prepared to invest considerably in order to prevent Samsung from acquiring a significant advantage, when it comes to this emerging technology.