The origin of flexible displays

Flexible screen, generally refers to flexible OLED. Compared with traditional screens, flexible screens have obvious advantages. Not only are they lighter and thinner, but their power consumption is lower than that of original devices, which helps to improve the battery life of the device. At the same time, due to its bendable and flexible characteristics, its durability is also Much higher than the traditional screen and reduce the probability of accidental damage to the equipment.

As early as 1974, the Giyricon electronic paper of Xerox Palo Alto Research Center gave birth to the concept of flexible display. This kind of material that can be bent like paper and can directly display images has always been attractive since it was proposed, but it has not been able to get out of the laboratory for a long time due to technical problems. In the era of feature phones, manufacturers such as NEC, Kyocera, and Sony have launched electronic products similar to folding screens. This kind of folding screen phone is more like a variant of a flip phone. It uses an ultra-narrow bezel + hinge design to simply stack two hard screens together. In fact, this is not a real flexible folding screen.