The 3rd Generation Cicada Wing FFD delivers significant improvements over the previous generation.
The new FFD offers a 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 30-degree view angle.
This means the display maintains an accurate and vivid rendering of colors and bright images seen from any perspective, hence even more astonishing flexible display performance over the 2nd generation Cicada Wing and other technologies.
Equipped with a new custom-designed driver integrated circuit chip, the image quality is further enhanced. Mechanically, the 3rd Generation Cicada Wing FFD can reach a minimum bend radius of just 1mm while providing the smoothest folding experience in the industry even after more than 200,000 bends.
The 3rd Generation Cicada Wing FFD enables unlimited use cases across various industries. Durable and reliable, it delivers stunning 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 industry’s 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 processes previously adopted for conventional display products by the industry.
Royole’s comprehensive mechanical simulation platform has allowed the company to rapidly experiment, test and adjust the fundamental material properties and stacking structure to have the most advanced flexible module materials utilized in an efficient and manufacturing-friendly approach.
It contributes to the excellent mechanical reliability of Royole’s FFD as a highly differentiating factor.
This, in conjunction with bespoke customer-driven research and development, and production, has enabled Royole to build over 500 business partnerships globally, including household names such as Louis Vuitton, Airbus, China Mobile, Li-Ning, SF Express, Toyota, PSA and Legrand.
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 every possible way.
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 to the next level, by adopting the state-of-art 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). FlexPai 2 will be officially launched in Q2 this year to the consumer market.
During the 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 rapid popularization and application of fully flexible screens in the 5G era in the smart terminal devices and other fields.
ZTE is a provider of advanced telecommunications systems, mobile devices and enterprise technology solutions to consumers, operators and companies.
As a part of ZTE’s strategy, the company is committed to providing customers with integrated end-to-end innovations to deliver excellence and value as the telecommunications and information technology sectors converge. ZTE ranks global top 3 with 2,561 families of 5G declared Standard-Essential Patents to ETSI.
In 2018, ZTE created an entirely new foldable smartphone category with ZTE Axon M, the first foldable dual-screen smartphone. In 2019, ZTE took the lead in unveiling the first 5G smartphone ZTE Axon 10 Pro 5G, which has been available in more than 10 countries on a global scale and also recognized as the first 5G smartphone commercially available in the Nordic Countries, the Middle East and China.
In the 5G era, ZTE is committed to meeting the diverse requirements of carriers, enterprise users and consumers in multiple service scenarios, and empowering hundreds of industries with a complete 5G terminal devices portfolio.
“We are very excited to partner with ZTE, a global leader in telecommunications and information technology,” Royole Founder and CEO Dr. Bill Liu said. “Royole and ZTE will collaborate for innovative applications of fully flexible display technology and we look forward to supporting ZTE to create innovative foldable smartphones that fully utilize the advantages of Royole’s leading flexible solutions.”
“Focusing on the smart communication technology and advanced video technology in the 5G era, ZTE, together with Royole will explore the innovative applications of the fully flexible display technology in mobile devices, to deliver a new user experience,” added Feng Xu, senior VP of ZTE Corporation, and president of ZTE Mobile Devices.