Flexible OLED Display from Kyocera Charges when Folded
A new concept OLED display from Kyocera is powered by kinetic energy. The EOS phone, as it is called, has a soft, semi-rigid polymer skin surrounding a flexible, low-energy OLED display. The EOS makes use of shape memory, so buttons and keys are available when needed. It can unfold, like a wallet, into a widescreen display. The EOS also uses piezoelectronic generators to capture and store kinetic energy as the device is used. The EOS is still just a concept, but Kyocera hopes to integrate its technologies into future devices.
Micro-LED Backlights Could Bring OLED Performance to LCD Screens
AT CES this week, Rohinni demonstrated its micro-LED technology, and provided a glimpse at new backlight technology it's working on for the LCD display panels used in phones. While most LED chips are around 1mm, Rohinni's micro-LEDs are many times smaller and can be placed precisely on thin, flexible plastic sheets.
LG Turning to OLED for V30's FullVision Display
LG today said its "next flagship smartphone" — widely believed to be the V30 — will be the first to adopt a plastic OLED FullVision display. LG has used plastic OLED before, notably on the 2015 Flex 2, which was in fact curved and flexible.
Sharp Shows Off Curved Display Concept
Sharp this week revealed a concept smartphone screen that has actual curved corners and nearly no bezels. The concept panel is called Corner R.
Kyocera Flips Out Over LTE-Only Cadence Feature Phone for Verizon
Kyocera this week announced the Cadence, a flip phone for Verizon Wireless that supports LTE but not CDMA. In addition to LTE, the Cadence sports WiFi with voice over WiFi and HD Voice for clearer phone calls.