ultra-thin, borderless phones that are much closer

An OCR process similar to that of inkjet will make it possible to manufacture OLED screens without piling up layers of transparent adhesive, reducing costs and obtaining thinner, borderless smartphones.

The mobile industry has long been moving towards smartphones without borders, without physical buttons and also without connectors, although the truth is that we are all waiting for moves from Apple in this regard, because in reality until they move to Cupertino, the rest will not dare to remove the USB-C connector or the sound buttons or other elements.

Either way, and despite the fact that we’ve seen plenty of prototypes even with touch-sensitive edges and “infinite” screens that extend to the back, it looks like it’ll be Samsung taking the next step. thanks to the new mobile OLED technology that Samsung Display has in its portfolio, and which will allow to create even thinner phones with much smaller borders.

Playtime with one of Samsung’s rollable prototypes.

The colleagues from SamMobile told us about it a few days ago, also confirming that this technology would reduce costs so that medium and basic mobile phones can access high quality slabs, which allow frames and thicknesses to be minimized without the final price does not increase too much for the whole device.

Samsung Display is testing an optically transparent resin spray technology, which will allow its OLED panels to be manufactured by avoiding adhesive layers in order to reduce thickness, better work edges and significantly lower prices to democratize the most popular screens on the market. market.

Maybe very soon you can buy a Galaxy at a bargain price

We don’t want to go into overly technical details, but we can explain that the idea of ​​the South Korean giant would be based on a new OCR process – optically transparent resin – which is similar to that of injecting ink, and that would get the adhesive sprayed on the panel instead of using clear coats to do the screen overlay.

Reports say that this technology has already been successfully tested by Samsung Display and will make the whole process of manufacturing OLED displays less expensive while achieving thinner screens by not mounting layers upon layers.

In addition, this inkjet type spraying technique allows you to work better and more closely on the edges of the panel, with a precision that will considerably reduce the thicknesses also in the holes drilled for the front cameras, and which will also allow for Fully customize panel shape and placement on devices.

From Korea, they confirm that Samsung already has the necessary OCR equipment to continue testing ahead of mass production at its factories in Vietnam, with 3M as a partner although with other vendors in the portfolio to seek to make the process even more affordable by reducing the cost of the machinery required.

Every time smartphones are thinner, they will leave more room for batteries and will have better quality screens, also having lower prices and finally bringing OLED technology already in a democratized way to cheaper mobiles… Good news!

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