CES 2021 | TCL CSOT shows off its rollable OLED and AMOLED displays
CSOT is a division of the OEM TCL with a focus on mini-LED, micro-LED, OLED and QLED panels. It has come to CES 2021 to demonstrate its recent breakthroughs in rollable panels. They consist of its "scrollable" OLED that can extend to 17 inches in size, and the 6.7-7.8-inch similarly adjustable AMOLED panel that might also have featured in a recent rollable phone leak.
TCL CSOT asserts that its scrollable prototype has been made using an OLED-printing process that results in panels costing 20% less than traditional technologies. The display itself is apparently rated for 100% of the RGB color gamut and is just 0.18 millimeters (mm) in thickness.
Therefore, the company might now be closer than ever to scaling this flexible display up to sizes that manufacturers of next-gen foldables, rollable TVs, curved displays or advertising-grade transparent displays might want.
CSOT's new take on AMOLED, on the other hand, is intended to be part of more portable electronics. It is currently integrated into TCL's prototype rollable phone, which was confirmed to be less than 10mm high in this presentation. It can also apparently withstand 100,000 sliding motions and has a UI that apparently switches easily from phone- to tablet-like use-cases.
Its advanced flexible panel has a minimum radius of just 3 millimeters, which might help with its stability and durability. However, TCL CSOT did not confirm or deny the possibility of this concept seeing the light of day as a marketable device any time soon.
TCL CSOT Press Release