Huawei's Talkband uses Futaba's flexible film 1.4" PMOLED

Last month Huawei unveiled their TalkBand B1 smart wearable device. It was reported that the display is a 1.4" white flexible (curved) OLED. It wasn't clear who the maker of this display was, and whether it is actually flexible.

Now Huawei posted the full specification of the TalkBand, and it turns out that the display is indeed a curved OLED. It is a 1.4" 128x16 PMOLED panel made by Futaba. This is Futaba's film OLED, and it's probably the first device to use those curved (flexible) panels. Towards the end of 2013, Futaba indeed said they finished development of those panels. In any case, Huawei reveals that the panel is only 0.3 mm thick and it weighs only 1 gram.

It's great to finally see flexible PMOLEDs on the market. TDK Micro (later bought by Futaba) has been showing flexible PMOLEDs since 2010, but it took them almost four years to actually produce those panels.

The TalkBand B1 will be released soon in China and later on in other countries. The price in Europe will be €99.

Posted: Mar 28,2014 by Ron Mertens