folding-oledJapan is a land of technical wonders, and yet it also has very strong ties to tradition. Having said that, we shall concentrate on the former today, where over at the Display Innovation 2014 trade show that happened in Yokohoma City, Semiconductor Energy Laboratory (otherwise known as SEL for short) has just introduced a spanking new 8.7″ Super AMOLED display that has one extremely unique capability – that is, it can be folded into three.

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Your eyes, too, will not cease to be coddled, since it carries a pixel resolution count of 1,920 x 1,080, ending up with a pixel density of 254ppi. SEL has also introduced a smaller version of a similar display that comes in a 5.9″ form factor, although this particular version would not have Full HD resolution, but rather, it will just rock things out in 720p resolution without any seeming support for touch capability. However, SEL has introduced changes by incorporating a c-axis aligned semiconductor for the backplane, and they have also introduced a technology that will merge a top emission type and a capacitive touch panel, making this the very first time that such a thing has happened from their side.

The 8.7″ SEL display that can be folded in three is said to be able to be bent more than 100,000 times, where the curvature bent that it supports happens to be of 2mm and 4mm radius, too. It remains to be seen just when this particular display can be seen in an actual product, as we do salivate at the seemingly endless possibilities of incorporating such a display into future mobile devices.

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