Samsung to showcase its stretchable OLED display at SID 2017

Just yesterday, the South Korean giant made an announcement that it will showcase this World's first stretchable display at SID 2107 global event which will be hosted by Society for Information Display US tech fair.

Samsung display will be showcasing a 9.1-inch stretchable OLED at the Society for Information Display 2017 this week.

Samsung is set to unveil a new kind of flexible OLED display for smartphones and tablets that can be stretched, bent, rolled and even dented up to 12mm - but won't break. That said, we've always been impressed by Samsung's Super AMOLED displays, which gives us hope that a stretchable OLED panel will have the same high quality as its regular displays.

The South Korean manufacturers of electronics expect that this stretchable display technology will ultimately take up by Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, and Automobile as well as Wearable industry.

Apple, not looking to be left behind, has already filed multiple patents for companies that have been working on their own flexible/stretchable displays. Other advanced display technologies by LG Display include its 65-inch UHD Crystal Sound OLED that brings sound directly from the panel and its 55-inch full HD (FHD) transparent display.

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According to industry watchers, sales of the global flexible display market could rise to $15.5 billion in 2022, from $3.7 billion a year ago.

However, the spokesperson also added that the technology is still in its nascent stages and more research and development are needed on the same.

So far, there are no release dates rumoured for any of these products, but we'll be sure to find out more when SID starts this week.

Samsung is also expected to exhibit its "glassless three-dimensional OLED", which is a 5.09-inch display that shows objects from different angles depending on the angle in which you view the screen.

  • Regina Walsh