Sony has announced today that it has just developed a hyper-flexible color OLED display that can be wrapped around a cylinder as thin as a pencil.
The display is thinner than a strand of hair at 80 μm-thick with a 4.1 inch, 121 ppi, and Organic Thin Film Transistor (OTFT) full color OLED display. To create this display Sony developed OTFTs with an original organic semiconductor material with eight times the current modulation of conventional OTFTs.
Using these new technologies, Sony has successfully demonstrated the worlds first OLED panel which is capable of reproducing moving images while being rolled around on a cylinder with a radius of 4 mm as well as being stretched.
It’s still early in the prototype stage but we are excited to see if this gets mass-produced. If it does, it really could change the way we look at displays. Can you imagine is we made it a touch screen device? Or if we made wallpaper out of it? It is most likely we will see it in cellphones, allowing for an ultra-rugged screen.