From decades the display of any appliances we use in our day to day life have been just a flat piece of glass or fibre. In recent times, most of the hardware based companies have been working on curved display technology and most of them have also launched their flagships into the market like Samsung galaxy S8 and Xiaomi Mi Mix 2.     What is a Flexible display :- Basically a flexible display is an electronic visual display which is flexible in nature like a piece of paper. It has been one of the most trending topics since the year 2000. Many companies have created different kinds of prototypes of flexible displays ranging from flexible electronic paper like display to flexible OLED based display. Companies like Samsung, LG, ASU have also launched their flexible OLED based display prototype devices with the capabilities upto 4k resolution at different conferences like CES and MWC from the past four years. They basically concentrated on  devices like Mobile Phones, Tablet, PC and Televisions..etc. In January 2013, a company named the Human Media Lab launched a flexible Tablet(tab), named PaperTab in collaboration with Intel Labs and Plastic Logics at CES 2013, which is the world’s first tablet with flexible display technology. It got good reviews from the attendees, reviewers and was also declared as one of the best technologies of CES 2013. Samsung and LG also launched Samsung Galaxy Round and LG g Flex in mobile devices section which are marketed as the world’s first smartphones with Flexible AMOLED displays by respective companies.     Why are the flexible displays  not yet consumerized:- A company called ROYOLE developed the world’s thinnest 0.01mm full colour flexible display in 2014 which is not yet completed as a commercial product, due to it’s expensive  manufacturing cost and lack of base materials, instruments…etc. While making a flexible display they have to think about many components like conductors, semiconductors, insulators and barriers which are combined into a very thin display. So if we change even a single component we may have to change everything to make them compatible with each other. All these factors play a key-role in the delay of the production of the consumer ready flexible displays. If these barriers are cleared, then flexible displays would be ready for mass production. Advantages of Flexible displays:- There are many ways to avoid this flat displays like hologram, but most of the companies are doing their research on flexible displays because they appear to be more realistic and they are less prone to breakage when dropped due to their unbreakable or flexible nature. This is because most of the flexible displays are made out of plastic instead of glass. By this the displays can also be made less-thinner and lighter which allows to produce different shapes of display for different devices.  They can be used to modify most of our gadgets in a completely disruptive way and they also create new opportunities for new gadgets like smartwatches, health bands which is revolutionary. But this also has its own disadvantages like the durability of the display is very less as it is a plastic and can break easily if we stress it enough. Keeping all these pros and cons aside, flexible displays would be a disruptive technology if it gets integrated to our daily lifestyle.

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