Now this is what innovation looks like. Not crappy phones that can only now just do video calls.
Sony has developed an OLED display that's just 80 microns thick, allowing to be bent round anything with a radius of 4mm or more - and to continue to show moving images while this is happening. The prototype panel is just 4.1in across, with a 432 x 240 resolution and show hues from 24-bit, 16.8m-colour palette. It has a 1000:1 …
" even after 1000 cycles of repeatedly rolling-up and stretching the display, there was no clear degradation in the display's ability to reproduce moving images."
But there certainly seems to be a degradation in producing a clear image. The one in the video looked like a badly ageing LCD with the odd entire row or column stuck.
Granted this is very new and I'm sure they'll get that sorted - if only because nobody will accept otherwise.
Very cool though, I'd love to cover an entire car with this stuff, or maybe a suit...
That is truly impressive. I wonder if it can be rolled or bent in the other direction too? Either way it has a million potential uses in having a screen that can be just wrapped around anything or can be worn. Hopefully a digitiser could be incorporated too, then I can have a lightweight interactive notepad wrapped around my forearm & wouldn't need to carry a smartphone and/or laptop around all day.
While a political broadcast is playing, I can roll it into an 8mm tube, insert it into any available arsehole and let said political broadcast be viewed directly by the appropriate organ.
Twinkle twinkle little rectum
You get your thrills when you least expect 'em.
Roll up while showing live video.
Organic, transistors less than 80 microns thick. A 4mm bend radius is a bit large but this is a *prototype* not even a product.
The 2 *biggest* problems with portable PCs are (and always have been) the screen and the batteries. Imagine 3 D cells with an end cap of electronics and this to roll out.
BTW I've *never* bought into the "LCD is low power" rubbish. With a substantial light source to generate the light and then throwing away roughly 60% because no normal light source produces polarised light. The power needed by an OLED Vs LCD system *might* surprise people.
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