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LG to supply foldable displays for Google, Apple, and Microsoft

Foldable displays for Google, Apple, and Microsoft to come from LG
Foldable display
Although there is no foldable screen device on the mainstream market right now, it looks like big names like Apple, Microsoft, and Google are getting ready to use this technology in products for the masses. However, it also seems that LG will be the brand behind the foldable screens employed by these upcoming gadgets.

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.

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Codrut Nistor, 2016-12-20 (Update: 2016-12-20)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.