As most of you should know by now, the LG G Watch R is the Korean manufacturer’s first round smartwatch, boasting a Plastic OLED display measuring 1.3 inches in diameter. Some people have apparently wondered about the reasons why LG has decided to employ a P-OLED display for its aforementioned smartwatch, and the Korean company recently discussed the matter and explained in detail the benefits of using such technology. Long story short, the panel has a simpler structure; it’s less prone to break and it is thinner and lighter than an LCD.
More to the point however, LG also discussed the future of P-OLED in its latest press release, and by the looks of it the company has big plans for the technology in years to come.
LG Roadmap Reveals the Future of P-OLED
LG has revealed a roadmap detailing the future of Plastic OLED and the types of devices that we may see hitting the shelves in the next couple of years or so, flaunting the said technology. Apparently the Korean tech giant intends on using P-OLED displays for upcoming bendable smartphones which will be launched in 2015, as well as Plastic OLED tablets which seem to be planned for a 2015-2016 release.
In 2017 LG intends to expand the usability of P-OLED panels to create foldable notebooks / convertilbles, rollable tablets and TVs, as well as curved navigation systems for the automotive market.
As LG Display puts it, P-OLED’s potential is very promising and the company is devoting energy and resources to meet the increasing demand of Plastic-OLEDs for various niches. The technology may have had a rough start with the LG G Flex, but the future looks and sounds rather exciting.
What’s your take on LG’s plans to expand and push the P-OLED market forward, and do you think the company will manage to reach its goals?