A rollable display is a flexible display, that can be rolled up into a scroll. Although it may still take a few years before we can actually buy such a screen, we have already seen various prototypes during recent years. With CES 2018 and SID 2018 being just around the corner, we may soon see the latest developments. Today we have got news about Samsung’s rollable OLED display, as we might be witnessing the development process of Samsung’s rollable tablet.
At IFA 2005 the Dutch royal company Philips showed world’s first prototype of an e-Reader Radius rollable display concept. Years later, at CES 2016, LG showed an 18″ flexible OLED display of only 1mm thick. The rollable TV was the lightest and thinnest display ever shown working.
Two months later Samsung demonstrated a rollable OLED display at SID 2016, it was a 5.7 inch screen, only 0.3mm thick and 5 grams. This screen could very well be used as a flexible smartphone screen.
A new patent from Samsung Display Co. Ltd has just been published in the WIPO database. The application filling date was June 13 2017, while the original application was filed exactly one year earlier with the Korean Intellectual Property Office.Read more..