TrendForce has released a global market forecast for smartphones equipped with a flexible OLED display. Technology development, design improvements and performance have increased the popularity of such machines.
TrendForce takes into account the supply of two types of devices. These are, in particular, models in the shape-factor of the cottage, which are vertical: such gadgets are easy to carry in a pocket or a small lady's purse. The second type is smartphones formed horizontally: in open form, they can become an alternative to a small tablet.
It is noted that in the design plan, smartphones with a flexible display are divided into models where the screen is folded inside and outside; in the first case, a secondary external display is required; and in the second, there is a risk of damage to the flexible panel.
At present, the size of the flexible screen in vertical folding machines varies from 6.5 to 7.0 in diagonals; for horizontal devices, the ratio is 7.5 to 8.0 inches; the rate of renewal is 120 Hz.
TrendForce predicts that this year's smartphones with a flexible display will reach about 1.1%. After the 2024s, the value will exceed 2.5%. At present, Samsung Display Company is the leading provider of smartphone flexible panels.