LG to supply foldable displays for Google, Apple, and Microsoft
Smartphones might soon use a completely new design approach, thanks to the introduction of foldable displays. For now, this technology is still in its infancy, but insiders familiar with the matter claim that LG is hard at work developing out-foldable panels for handsets.
ETNews reveals that while Samsung Display is only working with Samsung Electronics' Wireless Business Department on this technology, LG Display has teamed up with multiple third parties, including Apple, Google, and Microsoft. According to the same source, "LG Display already developed a prototype of out-foldable panel and it is heard that technical level of this prototype is significantly high."
Samsung is silent for now, but they might have some surprises in this department waiting to show up in 2017. While industry insiders claim that both LG Display and Samsung Display will soon be able to begin mass production of foldable displays, nothing is official for now. When asked to comment, a representative of LG Display said the company cannot disclose any information regarding its customers.