5.5-inch Full-HD flexible display on plastic

January 27, 2017 // By Julien Happich
Japan Display has developed a 5.5-inch Full-HD LCD display relying on a plastic substrate for both sides of the liquid crystal layer, making it fully flexible.

The Full Active Flex as it is called, conforms to curved shapes, opening up smartphone design to new form factors. The use of plastic substrates instead of glass also prevents cracking upon impact (from being dropped for example). The company incorporated its low-frequency driving technology to support not only a normal 60Hz driving scheme but also lower frequency driving scheme as low as 15Hz, significantly decreasing power consumption. Mass production of the display is expected for 2018. Other characteristics of the 1080(xRGB)×1920 Full-HD display include a 401ppi pixel density, a surface luminance of 500cd/m2 (Typ.) and a contrast ratio of 1500:1 (Typ.). The rugged and flexible display could find applications in smartphones but also in notebook PCs, automotive applications and wearables.

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