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LG Display invests in new factory to mass-produce flexible OLED displays

LG Display has announced that it will invest $908 million over the course of two years in setting up a facility in South Korea tailored for the production of plastic OLED displays. Using plastic instead of glass allows the screen to bend, as seen in devices like the LG G Flex 2.

Currently, LG Display and Samsung are the only two companies that can manufacture flexible displays, albeit in low volumes. With the new facility, LG will also be looking to develop and manufacture "foldable displays and large-size auto displays" for smartphones, automobiles and wearables. The factory will commence mass production from the second quarter of 2017.

Source: LG Display

Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia at Android Central. He leads the site's coverage of Chinese phone brands, contributing to reviews, features, and buying guides. He also writes about storage servers, audio products, and the semiconductor industry. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.

  • Anybody else hoping this is going to lead to a halt improved 3rd Generation LG G Flex? The G Flex 2 had so much potential, but they dropped the ball with the grainy 1080p display though. Posted via the Android Central App
  • How is 1080p grainy? Please, do explain. Posted from my "Jack Of All Trades" LG G4
  • 1080p itself looks great, but the screen on the G Flex 2 wasn't as sharp or clear as typical 1080p screens. That was a major reason I skipped over that one too the G4. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Ah, that's actually a logical explanation. I thought that was a troll post. Posted from my "Jack Of All Trades" LG G4
  • The plastic melted in spots due to the 810... Sent from a phone, an awesome phone, my phone.
  • Time for some new material.
  • They need to stop what their doing get their head back in the game of updates I am suffering the pain of KitKat on the first lg g flex. lollipop to g flex 1 is like apple showcasing a Android it just doesn't happen and they need to make it happen (lollipop that is not the apple part). Posted via the Android Central App
  • I hope the G Flex 3 is actually made to be consumer-oriented instead of just a prototype that we can buy. The Flex 2 was a good start, but the lag and the SD810 didn't help at all. They're making flexible OLED TVs as well. Posted from my "Jack Of All Trades" LG G4
  • This is going to sound sexist and I don't care, it's the truth. LG, please realize that the market for a phone that will bend when a woman has it in her back pocket and sits on it is very small. Those particular people are not aware of things like device specs. Or how much a device cost without subsidy or financing. Ex : I saw a woman buy a Note 4 in a Tmobile store, no insurance. I watched her stick it in back pocket while she sat down to put a bottle in her child's mouth. The whole store heard the loud CRACK! I shook my head as the reps told her that they couldn't add the insurance. Galaxy Note 4 {Sprint Lollipop}
    Galaxy S III {FreedomPop 4.3}
    LG G2 {Sprint 4.4.2}
  • I feel sorry for that Note 4...
  • Maybe this means they'll make their already affordable OLED TV more affordable. They seem to be the only ones to make it at a decent price. Samsung gave up on that front Posted via the Android Central App
  • I agree! I'm on the market for a 65" 4k uhd set and Samsung has gone the way of Sony with high prices. LG seems to be the only manufacturer with low competitive prices. Samsung SUHD sets looks unbelievably good though! Posted via the Android Central App
  • I hope so too. Their OLED TVs are so good. Posted from my "Jack Of All Trades" LG G4
  • Only issue I had with the G Flex 2 was lag; screen looked great and how anyone can say it is grainy is completely beyond me. I like the way LG are going and look forward to seeing what they come up with, I love using my LG G4!
  • This was news about 2 months ago but better late than never.
    Still this is great news. I'd like to see stick on oled tv's that don't cost tens of thousands
  • Is it me or are what LG and Samsung doing with their TVs the complete opposite of what they're doing with their flagship phones? Samsung uses OLED (well, technically AMOLED since it uses an active-matrix) for their flagship phones and LG uses Quantum display tech for their flagship G4. And for their TV, Samsung uses Quantum display tech for their SUHD TVs and LG uses OLED for their curved TVs. WUT????????/