The success of Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 and Z Flip3 has shown that the future is folding. Foldable smartphones are certainly destined to become the top of the range of the moment, but there are still manufacturers trying to discover new types of folding displays: among them there is LG with its new technology
The announcement came directly through the channels of LG Chem which, with a press release, revealed this new material capable of improving the resistance of flexible screens by greatly reducing the formation of the fold. All this would be possible thanks to the special polyethylene terephthalate (PET) coating that allows the panel to offer a hardness equal to that of the tempered glass, but remaining more thin and flexible like plastic.
A spokesperson for LG Chem said: • Unlike existing polyamide films and tempered glass materials, the coverage with new LG Chem coating technologies will maximize flexibility, also providing optimized solutions for folded phones
Real Folding Window also guarantees a remarkable durability, since during the test phase LG Chem has managed to fold a panel for as many as 200,000 times. However, the company has warned that it will only reach mass production capacity by 2022 and large-scale sales will start from 2023; in other words, this new technology should only arrive on smartphones and tablets and laptops in at least two years.
Speaking of folding laptops, Samsung seems to be working on the Galaxy Book Fold 17 laptop.