LG presents its new stretchable screens, technology that promises unbreakable cell phones

LG ‘s 12-inch OLED screens  can be stretched to 14 inches without being destroyed and could be implemented in future smartphones or tablets .

LG  is working on OLED screens that can stretch from 2 inches to 14 inches without breaking. These new panels from the South Korean company can be implemented in future cell phones and, due to their characteristics, they will be much more resistant than traditional ones.

Now that mobile devices are more expensive and repairing a broken screen from a drop or similar accident can be even more expensive than buying a new device, LG is working  on a more durable alternative that can be implemented in both smartphones and tablets in the future. Of course, based on OLEDs since they are more flexible and malleable without compromising their performance or causing permanent damage.

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This new company project aims to bring the flexibility of OLED panels to technological devices smaller than televisions or computer monitors. Therefore, LG has revealed the world’s first 12-inch panel that is stretchable and flexible like a giant rubber band. To achieve this, he has improved his ability to have a better chance against attrition.

The screen leaves behind the rigid bezels of a tablet or desktop monitor and can stretch from 2 to 14 inches diagonally, then return to its original size without breaking your warranty. For its underlying composition, S-shaped microwires were used that function as springs for its stretching and, if it has not yet reached the point where it can be folded and stored as if it were a handkerchief, it is tied by a flat cable. to the electronics that supply power and drive the screen image.

Other features of LG’s stretchable OLEDs

In addition to incorporating flexibility as its main attraction, these LG -designed 12-inch OLED panels can also display RGB images in full color, although the company does not specify how many colors it is capable of reproducing exactly.

On the other hand, it has a resolution of 100 PPI , which is a little below the resolution that screens like the 12.9-inch panel of the current iPad Pro have, which reaches 264 PPI . However, if this iPad Pro falls on the ground, there is a good chance that the screen will shatter. It is precisely for this reason that LG is working on this technology and LG considers that it is one step closer to expanding the possible use cases of OLEDs .