23 September 2020
Samsung Display has officially announced its third-generation foldable OLED display panel for commercial purposes. It is claimed to be the panel with the smallest foldable display curvature in the world. The comparison has been done with other similar panels from around the globe that are available commercially.
The panel is said to have a curvature rating of 1.4R which is the smallest in its category. For the uninitiated ones, the curvature means the gap between the two halves of the panel when it is folded. You can refer the featured image at the top to get a better idea of what exactly the Radius of curvature means.
Samsung's newest foldable OLED panel offers up to 7.6-inch in size and 2208 x 1768 pixels resolution. It is the same panel that is available on the Galaxy Z Fold 2 launched last month. It was the first smartphone to become available commercially with the new display panel. It also has Ultra-Thin Glass (UTG) on the display that adds a sleek look.
In terms of durability, the panel is tested for up to 200,000 foldings by the Bureau Veritas. This suggests that users of the phones with the panel should not have to worried about it getting damaged after repeated folding and unfolding.
In an official statement, Samsung Display said:
“With a rapid increase in application usage, fueled by much higher levels of content amidst rising 5G commercialization, demand is already growing for our more advanced form factor. The world’s first 1.4R foldable OLED, developed by Samsung Display, will provide consumers with greater value as it delivers near-perfect folding and outstanding image quality."