Royole Corp. today unveiled its next generation Fully Flexible Display (FFD), the 3rd Generation Cicada Wing.
Royole says that the 3rd Generation Cicada Wing FFD delivers significant improvements over the previous generation and leads the industry in flexible display performance and reliability. The new FFD offers 50% increase of brightness and delivers enhanced performance on other optical metrics at the same time, including high contrast, wide color gamut, fast response time, etc. To ensure the display fits folding and other free form-factor applications, it also provides outstanding viewing angle performance with a JNCD (Just Noticeable Color Difference) below 0.6 and 1.5-times better brightness decay at a 30o view angle. This means the display maintains accurate and vivid rendering of colors and bright images seen from any perspectives. Equipped with a new custom-designed driver integrated circuit chip, the imagery quality is further enhanced. Mechanically, the 3rd Generation Cicada Wing FFD can reach a minimum bend radius of just 1mm while providing a smooth folding experience even after more than 200,000 bends.
The 3rd Generation Cicada Wing FFD enables unlimited use cases across various industries. It delivers great visuals thanks to Royole's proprietary ULT-NSSP(Ultra Low Temperature Non-Silicon Semiconductor Process) technology and mechanical design guided by advanced Smart Mechanical Simulation methodology.
Royole’s ULT-NSSP technology entered into mass production in 2018 as the first for Fully Flexible Display, enabling simplified production process, superior bending reliability, and high yield rates at significantly lower costs and equipment investments in comparison to the LTPS and other manufacturing process previously adopted for conventional display products by the industry.
The first Royole product to feature the 3rd Generation Cicada Wing FFD is going to be the FlexPai 2 foldable smartphone. Taking over from FlexPai 1, the world’s first foldable smartphone with FFD brought to the market, FlexPai 2 offers significant improvements. In addition to the most advanced fully flexible display of 7.8-inch in size and with a 4:3 aspect ratio, the performance and design of FlexPai 2 have been promoted by adopting new computing, memory, structural material technologies. One critical piece of engineering is the proprietary brand new, premium build, wearproof, mechanically robust, Super Seamless & Stepless Hinge (3S Hinge).
The FlexPai 2 foldable phone will feature a 7.8 inch screen, a Snapdragon 865 processor, a Kyro 585 processor, high-speed LPDDR5 RAM, and 5G capability for nine different bands covering regions like the US, Europe, and China.
- Processor: Snapdragon 865
- Display: 7.8 inch flexible display with a 4:3 aspect ratio
- Cameras: Quad camera module expected
- UFS 3.0 storage
- Dual speakers
- 5G capability
FlexPai 2 will be officially launched in Q2 this year to the consumer market.
During an online event of the 2020 Royole Technology and Partnership Conference, the company announced a strategic partnership with the global technology company, ZTE Corporation. The two parties will work together to promote the popularization and application of fully flexible screens in the 5G era in the smart terminal devices and other fields.
Focusing on the smart communication technology and advanced video technology in the 5G era, ZTE, together with Royole will explore the applications of the fully flexible display technology in mobile devices.