LG to Produce Commercial Rollable Displays in 2020
July 17, 2017
LG Display is expected to begin mass production of rollable OLED panels in 2020. LG continues to push the limits of what this technology could offer. LG’s display manufacturing subsidiary is focused on reducing the footprint of its displays. The company observed that there is still a lot to be improved on the display’s footprint, especially when it is not in use. Once rollable displays become available, consumers could benefit from the space savings that these panels would bring in their homes. This is especially important for those who currently live in metropolitan areas, where floor area is at a premium. Moreover, these displays may replace the conventional projectors in conference rooms and other similar locations. The display division has been developing rollable displays, with the first working unit revealed in 2015. While the company had the capacity to release smaller-sized rollable displays, it realized that releasing larger versions would help the company’s bottom line better. At this point, LG Display aims to produce 55-inch and 75-inch OLED displays. It is expected that every unit will cost around 30 million won ($25,988), but the actual price will depend on factors like the form factor and the size of the display. It is likely, however, that the prices for rollable displays will drop once the technology behind this device matures.