LG Display successfully develops small circular LCDs
You might say that the small device pictured here is simply a shiny watch, but didn’t your mother ever tell you to not judge books by their covers? Let me just say that what you are looking at right now could be the shape of LCD displays in the future, promise.
According to LG Display, they have just successfully made the “world’s largest 6-inch elliptical and 1.4-inch circular-shaped LCDs,” featuring 262,000 colors and a near 160-degree viewing angle. The technology isn’t ripe enough to be shipped with any type of electronics product yet, but possible applications could be for digital photo frames and, as you see here, old-fashioned wrist watches.
I’m guessing a little more time spent on R&D could bring tech like this into future mobile phones, although the first thing that comes to my mind with a concept such as that would be things like an egg-shaped handset. I guess we’ll just have to wait until the thing is finally finalized, or at least until it gets showcased at SID next week.