Turns out researchers are actually working on making a display that can do just that, and in that pursuit, they’ve made some significant headway. The contraption you see here is a quantum LED (QLED) display from researchers at the Institute for Basic Science Nanoparticle Research Center that can fold and bend into actual origami.
“Through the technology reported in this research, paper-like QLEDs that can be folded into various complex structures have been successfully fabricated. Who knows when the day will come when electronic paper with a display unit can replace real paper?"
Hyeon Taeghwan, director of the Center for Nanoparticle Research
This technology is still very much experimental, meaning there are still some drawbacks — durability for one. This display can be folded about 500 times before it starts to fall apart, whereas displays used in devices like the Galaxy Fold have about 200,000 lifetime bends. There’s also a pretty limited pixel count...