Of all the companies that adopted flexible displays in 2019, we did not think the fashion brand Louis Vuitton was one of them. But it's finished in a new lineup of handbags featuring Royole's flexible 1920 x 1440 AMOLED display. Engadget reports that LV plans to produce two variants of the so-called Canvas of the Future handbag. One is composed of one display and the other is composed of two.
On the runway at Cruise 2020, the screens were set to display an array of spectacular city visualizations, but videos posted to Instagram could have seen one of the bags showing a pair of scrolling web browsers. Louis Vitton suggests that the idea of a handbag is an extension of the smartphone, suggesting more functionality than meeting the eye.
The handbag was made using the screen provided by Royole and the FlexPai device is technically the world's first foldable smartphone. If you have not heard about FlexPai, we will not blame you. Vlad Savov declared that when he tested it at CES this year, the user experience was poor and relatively inferior in quality, "attractive and terrible".
It's not the first time the company has seen putting a display in a bag, and even Royole had his own prototype wallet at CES this year. Louis Vitton, however, has the advantage of selling bags at prices that actually cover the cost of cutting-edge displays.