A prototype Sony organic light emitting diode, or OLED, display is flexible enough to roll around a No. 2 pencil.
The next generation of display technologies promises crisp, bright, colorful images that don’t require a backlight — but they’re incredibly expensive and rigid in form factor.
Until now. Sony demonstrated in Japan on Wednesday an ultra-thin 4.1-inch OLED that can roll as tightly as a radius of 4 millimeters and still operate normally — a world’s first, according to the company.
How thin is ultrathin? Approximately 80μm thick, with a resolution of 432 by 240 pixels at 121 pixels per inch.
The roll-up OLED display touts a contrast ratio of 1,000:1 and manages a brightness level of 100 cd/m2.
Here’s a look at the amazing display in a video: