Visionox demonstrates foldable OLEDs, is the supplier for Nubia's upcoming Alpha foldable device

Earlier this month, Nubia demonstrated a smartband that turns into a smartphone - with a foldable OLED display. We assumed that Nubia is using an OLED produced by either BOE or SDC, but it turns out that the producer is China-based Visionox.

A couple of days ago, at the 2018 China Display Technology Conference, Visionox demonstrated some of its latest foldable panels, and announced that the Nubia is using the company's panel. According to our information, the Nubia uses a 3.23" AMOLED display (when open) - and the device will indeed start shipping in China soon (before the end of 2018).

Nubia alpha photo

Visionox is advancing its OLED technology very quickly and had an impressive booth with many flexible OLED prototypes at SID 2018. In March 2018 it demonstrated its foldable OLEDs for the first time - with a 7.2" folding OLED prototype. We hope that the company will indeed be able to supply commercial panels to Nubia soon.

Visionox is not the only company that develops foldable OLEDs. Samsung Display has been developing the technology for years and is said to begin mass production at around November 2018 - with aims to supply such displays for Samsung's first foldable phone due out in early 2018.

China-based BOE is also advancing quickly towards foldable OLED mass production and its latest foldable OLED demonstration was very impressive. The company is reportedly developing foldable OLEDs for Huawei and other smartphone makers and also aims to start production by the end of the year.

Other foldable OLED developers include TianMa and Royole.

Posted: Sep 22,2018 by Ron Mertens