I have already spoken about my admiration of Touchscreen Glass technology which is capable of taking the human lifestyle to the very next level. However, it will take a significant time period for the technology to be scaled down for consumer use. But the flexible displays that major manufacturers like Samsung and LG are speaking positively about may just see the light of the day pretty sooner.

Flexible Displays have turned quite a few heads with Samsung’s unveiling of OLED flexible displays and LG’s prototypes of an E-Reader. The technology is not new to hear of but has certainly gained momentum during the past twelve months. Mainly because of the possibility of throwing conventional displays like the ones used in Smartphones, tablets, PC’s and even TV’s into a mire. The most basic essentials one needs to know about this technology is that the flexible (or bendable) nature of this technology means that glass displays give way to polyamide sheet which is sturdy, endurable and can be bent up to 40° in angle. Couple that with the Touchscreen technology and you have a hell of a display at your disposal. The super advanced technology holds the potential to turn the industry of displays upside down with its unique attributes. And the probable ubiquity it holds just paints a vivid yet convenient picture of how Flexible Displays may give major products a facelift.

I have been very impressed with LG’s flexible E-Reader and how it might change the way we read news and books. No need to stash bundles of papers as the news will be updated every day. Even reading books would give you a much more realistic experience with the Display’s bending capabilities. Samsung, who has pioneered flexible OLED displays seems to be attracting the interest of potential buyers already.

But what can be a convenience for a consumer may also be a headache for its developer. Considering the key components that will be put in the thin bendable sheet and the amount of bending and wear and tear it will undergo, it remains to be seen what the exact shelf life of a bendable display might be like. And how the major manufacturers are able to replicate the technology on devices like Smartphones and TV’s in the future makes it an intriguing technology to look forward to in the coming years.

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