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LG Preps Unbreakable OLED displays

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LG is rumored to be preparing the production of unbreakable, flexible OLED displays in the near future.

The company apparently is building a flexible OLED screen production line for about $176 million. The factory will reportedly produce 730 × 460 mm displays, but there is no information about when production will start. Some reports put the production beginning at the end of this year, but more conservative estimates state that LG will not be able to manufacture flexible OLED screens until 2013 or even 2014.

Unbreakable OLED displays could be used in future gadgets such as smartphones and tablets, wearable electronics as well as custom shaped consumer electronics such as a new generation of TVs. In separate news, LG is rumored to soon be launching 55-inch OLED TVs in the U.S. At $8,000 or $9,000, the TVs may be insanely expensive, but a bargain for those who value being the first to have their hands on new technology. Remember Sharp's 108-inch LCD TV that was shown at CES and shipped in small numbers to selected customers? That TV went for $180,000 initially.

It is unlikely that we will be seeing those flexible OLED displays in any application at least until 2013, but there is reason to believe that there is considerable room for product innovation that could ring in a new era of consumer electronics.

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    mi1ez , 14 May 2012 11:19
    unbreakable? i think not!
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    falaki , 14 May 2012 23:18
    its made from bedrock
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    marose , 15 May 2012 15:23
    Even if they were breakable the words "unbreakable" just gives you the feeling of durability regardless if you can break it swinging a 4x4 steel pipe at it. Consumers need a sense of security when OLED panels are in question due to its outrageous slim size. When LG releases their OLED TVs I'm sure there will be concerns about its durability for a TV this expensive. At least I know the LG OLED will be much more durable than the Samsung OLED despite its 4mm thickness (samsung's is 8mm).
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    markalex7400 , 19 June 2012 16:12
    Unbreakable? More like untouchable! If anyone seen their OLED TV, it looks so thin you'd be afraid to touch it.
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    kiernanel , 3 July 2012 15:03
    Sounds very cool! But to be fair I don't really need a flexible screen. However I'm gonna get the lg 55-inch oled tv as soon as it comes out because it seems amazing!
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    stackerman4690 , 17 July 2012 13:14
    I've been very interested in the OLED technology that has been talked about. I've also watched some youtube films about the LG OLED and it is absolutely amazing. The images are a lot brighter and more vivid, and at the same time OLED conserves much more energy than the present LED televisison sets.