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Emerging Technology Analysis: Foldable Display Brings New Market Opportunity

Published: 11 June 2018

ID: G00355378

Analyst(s): Claire Wen, Anshul Gupta


Foldable display technology will bring new opportunities for mobile device manufacturers to bring new benefits and uses to drive sales. Technology product management leaders should seize this opportunity to enable new user experiences via new form factors and functionality.

Table Of Contents


  • Technology Description
  • Technology Adoption
    • Nontouch or Zero-Touch User Interface
    • Factors That Will Drive Adoption
    • Factors That Will Inhibit Adoption
  • Technology Impact
    • Additional Investment in Mechanical Parts for Flexible Display
    • UI Design for Flexible Displays
    • Redefined Electronic Devices and Ecosystem
    • Actions for the Next Six to 18 Months
  • References

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