The first flexible displays are found in wearables in the mid-2010s, when bendable watches with a curved display were introduced to the market.
In 2020, Samsung launched the first foldable smartphone with an ultra-thin glass display. Foldable displays have already entered the premium smartphone market and almost all brands have integrated foldable phone models into their smartphone product portfolio.
Currently multi-foldable smartphones with even larger screen formats are on their way to the market. These products enable the true integration of smartphone and tablet functionality.
Beyond foldables, rollable displays are the next vision of innovative design possibilities that will enable space-saving, very large computer monitors or television screens.
Dr. Mathias Mydlak
Head of Business & Key Account Management for UTG