Bending phone boundaries with Royole's flexible displays
Flexible screens are back in action once again.
Though you've seen curving displays in products like Samsung's Galaxy phones, the LG G Flex from years ago, and LG's more recent TV that rolls up like a poster We still haven't seen it in a completely bendable phone yet.
But a small company in Fremont California is hoping to get close.
It has developed super thin Ola displays about 0.01 millimeter Which flex, fold and flapping the wind.
Royal mostly works with other companies to put their flexible displays on things like clothes, cars and other consumer electronics.
Some of which you can buy like the hat right now for $900.
It's also working on a wraparound phone that can be held straight and then bent around your wrist.
We've seen prototypes like this before.
Back in 2016, Lenovo showed off its Cplus concept phone that aimed to do the same thing.
These days, both Samsung and Huawei and reportedly working on foldable phones.
While these devices are rumored to have two screens side by side connected with a hinge, much like the ZTE Axon M, manufacturers are at least experimenting with a form factor Separately Samsung is also reportedly working on a phone with an unbreakable OLED screen that's flexible.
As all these companies big and small race to develop these bendable touch screens, it appears we're closer than you think to buying the world's first mass produced flexible phone.