(19)
(11)EP 3 780 110 A1

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION
published in accordance with Art. 153(4) EPC

(43)Date of publication:
17.02.2021 Bulletin 2021/07

(21)Application number: 18917888.2

(22)Date of filing:  26.07.2018
(51)Int. Cl.: 
H01L 27/32  (2006.01)
(86)International application number:
PCT/CN2018/097290
(87)International publication number:
WO 2019/214083 (14.11.2019 Gazette  2019/46)
(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR
Designated Extension States:
BA ME
Designated Validation States:
KH MA MD TN

(30)Priority: 08.05.2018 CN 201810433401

(71)Applicant: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
Shenzhen, Guangdong 518129 (CN)

(72)Inventors:
  • MAO, Weihua
    Shenzhen, Guangdong 518129 (CN)
  • WU, Bo
    Shenzhen, Guangdong 518129 (CN)
  • SHENG, Jianqing
    Shenzhen, Guangdong 518129 (CN)
  • XU, Haowen
    Shenzhen, Guangdong 518129 (CN)
  • HE, Haiming
    Shenzhen, Guangdong 518129 (CN)

(74)Representative: Maiwald Patent- und Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH 
Elisenhof Elisenstraße 3
80335 München
80335 München (DE)

  


(54)FLEXIBLE DISPLAY PANEL AND MOBILE TERMINAL


(57) This application provides a flexible display panel and a mobile terminal. The flexible display panel is applied to the mobile terminal. The flexible display panel mainly includes a flexible glass substrate and a display module disposed on the flexible glass substrate. The flexible glass substrate is used as a support structure, and a first bending structure is disposed on each of two opposite edges of the flexible glass substrate. The flexible display panel forms an arc-shaped display panel when the display module is supported. In addition, the flexible display panel further includes an encapsulation layer, where the encapsulation layer encapsulates the display module on the flexible glass substrate. For the flexible display panel, the flexible glass substrate is used to carry the display module, thereby improving transparency of the entire flexible display panel. When a buried device is used in the mobile terminal, the flexible glass substrate is used to improve light transmission performance of the entire flexible display panel, thereby improving a use effect of the mobile terminal.




Description


[0001] This application claims priority to Chinese Patent Application No. 201810433401.4, filed with the Chinese Patent Office on May 8, 2018 and entitled "TERMINAL", which is incorporated herein by reference in its entirety.

TECHNICAL FIELD



[0002] This application relates to the field of communications technologies, and in particular, to a flexible display panel and a mobile terminal.

BACKGROUND



[0003] With development of a flexible OLED technology, curved displays gradually become a mainstream of mobile phone terminals. However, based on technical maturity and a manufacturing process of flexible OLEDs, there are some constraints and costs in application of curved mobile phone products.

[0004] However, a light transmittance in the prior art is low. A light transmittance of a PI base material in the flexible OLED is low, and is only 70% or lower. For imaging quality of a camera, the light transmittance is a key requirement, and it can be accepted only when the transmittance reaches about 85%. A current color of the PI base material of the flexible OLED is relatively yellow, and cannot meet the requirement of the imaging quality of the camera. In addition, when a curved display is fastened, an arched bending part of the curved display cannot be well supported.

SUMMARY



[0005] This application provides a flexible display panel and a mobile terminal, to improve a use effect of the mobile terminal.

[0006] According to a first aspect, a flexible display panel is provided, where the flexible display panel is applied to a mobile terminal. The flexible display panel mainly includes a flexible glass substrate and a display module disposed on the flexible glass substrate. The flexible glass substrate is used as a support structure, and a first bending structure is disposed on each of two opposite edges of the flexible glass substrate. The flexible display panel forms an arc-shaped display panel when the display module is supported. In addition, the flexible display panel further includes an encapsulation layer, where the encapsulation layer encapsulates the display module on the flexible glass substrate. For the flexible display panel, the flexible glass substrate is used to carry the display module, thereby improving transparency of the entire flexible display panel. When a buried device is used in the mobile terminal, the flexible glass substrate is used to improve light transmission performance of the entire flexible display panel. In addition, no hole needs to be drilled on the flexible glass substrate, thereby improving a support effect of the entire flexible glass substrate.

[0007] To further enhance a light transmission effect, a through hole used for light transmission is correspondingly disposed on the display module. When the flexible display panel is disposed in the mobile terminal, the through hole is correspondingly disposed with the buried device, to further improve light transmission of the entire flexible display panel.

[0008] A structure of the display module may be different. For example, the display module includes a stacked anode, an emission layer, and a cathode. During specific disposition, the anode and the cathode are disposed opposite to each other, the emission layer is located in the middle, and the anode is disposed on the glass substrate. The encapsulation layer covers the cathode, and encapsulates the entire display module on the flexible glass substrate. Certainly, a structure of the display module is not limited to the foregoing several types, and may further include a hole injection layer, a hole transport layer, an electronic injection layer, and an electronic transport layer. When the foregoing several structures are used, holes are also correspondingly punched on the structures, to improve light transmission performance of the entire flexible display panel.

[0009] The encapsulation layer may be prepared by using different materials, for example, an organic film layer or an inorganic film layer, and both the organic film layer and the inorganic film layer have a good encapsulation effect.

[0010] When the flexible glass substrate is specifically disposed, to ensure a flexible effect of the flexible glass substrate, a thickness of the flexible glass substrate is from 0.02 mm to 0.3 mm, for example, different thicknesses such as 0.02 mm, 0.05 mm, 0.1 mm, 0.15 mm, 0.2 mm, 0.25 mm, and 0.3 mm. When the foregoing thickness is used, it can be ensured that the flexible glass substrate has specific support strength, and also has specific flexibility.

[0011] According to a second aspect, a mobile terminal is provided. The mobile terminal includes a support component and a flexible display panel disposed on the support component in a stacked manner. The support component is adhesively connected to the flexible display panel when being disposed in the stacked manner. The flexible display panel is the foregoing flexible display panel, and a flexible glass substrate of the flexible display panel has specific flexibility, so that bending can be implemented. Therefore, a first bending structure can be disposed on each of two opposite edges of the flexible display panel. When the support component is specifically disposed, an arc-shaped support surface is disposed on each of two sides of the support component, and the first bending structures of the flexible display panel are covered on the support surfaces in a one-to-one correspondence. Flexibility of the flexible glass substrate enables the flexible display panel to be bent. In addition, the first bending structure of the flexible display panel may be fastened by using the arc-shaped support surface on the support component based on an adhesive relationship between the flexible display panel and the support component. In this way, a curved display is disposed. In addition, because the used flexible glass substrate has good light transmission, a use effect of a hidden device can be improved, and a use effect of the mobile terminal can be further improved.

[0012] There are different support components in the mobile terminal, and the following uses a specific example for description. In a specific implementation solution, the support component is a transparent cover, and an arc-shaped second bending structure is disposed on each of two sides of the transparent cover, and an inner concave surface of each second bending structure is the foregoing support surface. During specific disposition, the inner concave surfaces of the second bending structures are oppositely disposed, and parts that are located in the two second bending structures are flat-plate structures, so that the entire transparent cover forms a "C" structure. The flexible display panel is disposed in an inner concave surface of the C-shaped structure, and forms a C-shaped bending structure by limiting from the transparent cover.

[0013] A thickness of the transparent cover may be disposed in different manners. In a specific implementation solution, the transparent cover is a transparent cover with an equal thickness. In other words, thicknesses of the flat-plate structure and the second bending structures on the two sides are the same. In another implementation solution, the transparent cover is disposed in an unequal thickness manner. During specific disposing, the second bending structure of the transparent cover is a structure whose thickness gradually changes, and a thickness of the bending structure gradually increases in a direction in which a center of the flexible cover points to the bending structure. When the structure is used, a thickness of the flat-plate structure of the transparent cover is equal, and only the thickness of the second bending structure gradually changes. The second bending structure of the transparent cover is the structure whose thickness gradually changes, and the thickness of the bending structure gradually decreases in directions extending from a center line of the second bending structure to two sides. In this way, protection for the first bending structure at the edge of the flexible display panel is enhanced.

[0014] A material of the transparent cover should have relatively good light transmission performance. Specifically, the transparent cover is a glass cover or an acrylic cover.

[0015] When the flexible display panel is specifically adhered to the transparent cover, the transparent cover is adhesively connected to the flexible display panel by using optical adhesive.

[0016] A shape of the transparent cover is not limited to the foregoing structure, and another structure form may be used. For example, a surface that is on the transparent cover and that faces away from the flexible display panel is a wave surface, so that different effects can be displayed. In addition, a surface that is of the transparent cover and that faces the transparent cover is a wave surface or a plane. When both a surface facing the transparent cover and a surface facing away from the flexible display panel are wave surfaces, wave crests and wave troughs of one of the wave surfaces respectively correspond to those of the other wave surface.

[0017] In addition, the support may be a middle frame, and an outer side surface of a side wall of the middle frame is the support surface. The outer side surface is an arc-shaped surface.

[0018] When the middle frame is connected to the support component, the middle frame is adhesively connected to the flexible display panel by using adhesive.

[0019] When the middle frame is used as the support component, the mobile terminal further includes a transparent cover covering the flexible display panel. For a structure of the transparent cover, refer to the foregoing structure of the transparent cover used as the support component.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DRAWINGS



[0020] 

FIG. 1 is a schematic structural diagram of a flexible display panel according to an embodiment of this application;

FIG. 2 is a schematic exploded view of a flexible display panel according to an embodiment of this application;

FIG. 3 is a schematic diagram of a local structure of a mobile terminal according to an embodiment of this application;

FIG. 4 is a schematic structural diagram of a transparent cover according to an embodiment of this application;

FIG. 5 is a schematic structural diagram of a transparent cover according to an embodiment of this application;

FIG. 6 is a schematic structural diagram of a transparent cover according to an embodiment of this application;

FIG. 7 is a schematic structural diagram of a transparent cover according to an embodiment of this application;

FIG. 8 is a schematic structural diagram of another transparent cover according to an embodiment of this application; and

FIG. 9 is a schematic diagram of another local structure of a mobile terminal according to an embodiment of this application.


DESCRIPTION OF EMBODIMENTS



[0021] To make the objectives, technical solutions, and advantages of this application clearer, the following further describes this application in detail with reference to the accompanying drawings.

[0022] For ease of description, in the embodiments of this application, a mobile terminal is first described. The mobile terminal is a common mobile terminal such as a mobile phone, a tablet computer, or a notebook computer, or certainly may be an existing known mobile terminal.

[0023] To improve a use effect of the mobile terminal, in the embodiments of this application, a flexible display panel of the mobile terminal and a support component supporting the flexible display panel are mainly improved. However, it should be understood that the mobile terminal provided in this embodiment of this application is a complete mobile terminal, and also has a known structure of the mobile terminal. Only components related to improving a display effect of the mobile terminal in the mobile terminal are described herein, other components are not described in detail.

[0024] First, referring to FIG. 1 and FIG. 2, FIG. 1 shows a sectional view of a flexible display panel 10, and FIG. 2 shows a schematic exploded view of the flexible display panel 10. First, referring to FIG. 1, the flexible display panel 10 provided in an embodiment of this application includes three parts: a flexible glass substrate 11, a display module 12 disposed on the flexible glass substrate 11, and an encapsulation layer 14 encapsulating the display module 12 on the flexible glass substrate 11. The flexible glass substrate 11 is used as a bearing component to support the display module 12, the flexible glass substrate 11 has specific flexibility, and the flexible display panel 10 can be bent to some extent based on flexibility of a glass base material. In the structure shown in FIG. 1, an effect obtained after the flexible display panel 10 is bent is not shown. FIG. 3 is a schematic diagram of a local structure of a mobile terminal. FIG. 3 shows a bending effect of the flexible display panel 10. In FIG. 3, a bending structure may be disposed on each of two ends of the flexible display panel 10, and correspondingly a first bending structure is also disposed on each of two opposite edges of the flexible glass substrate 11, so that the flexible display panel 10 can be attached to a protection cover of the mobile terminal to form a curved display. To enable the flexible display panel 10 to implement the foregoing bending, a thickness of the flexible glass substrate 11 needs to ensure that the flexible glass substrate 11 has specific support strength, and also has specific flexibility. During specific disposition, the thickness of the flexible glass substrate 11 is from 0.02 mm to 0.3 mm. Specifically, any thickness from 0.02 mm to 0.3 mm may be used, such as 0.02 mm, 0.05 mm, 0.1 mm, 0.15 mm, 0.2 mm, 0.25 mm, and 0.3 mm. When the foregoing thickness is used, it can be ensured that the flexible glass substrate 11 has the specific support strength, and also has the specific flexibility.

[0025] For the flexible glass substrate 11, one flexible glass substrate 11 may be used, or more flexible glass substrates 11 may be stacked, so that protection for the display module 12 can be improved while the flexibility of the flexible glass substrate 11 is ensured. In addition, when the flexible glass substrate 11 is used, light transmission performance of the flexible display panel 10 is greatly improved. When a hidden device 40 is used in the mobile terminal, a light irradiation effect on the hidden device 40, for example, a recessed camera, is improved, thereby improving a use effect of the entire mobile terminal.

[0026] Certainly, in this embodiment of this application, the flexible glass substrate 11 includes another flexible material other than a PI material, and the another flexible material may be more specifically a glass matrix composite material. The glass matrix composite material is a composite material formed in a composite process by using a glass material as a matrix and using fibers such as ceramic, carbon, and metal, whiskers, and wafers as reinforcements, to improve toughness and strength of an original matrix material after being compounded. The matrix of the glass matrix composite material mainly includes borosilicate glass (600°C), aluminosilicate glass (700°C), and high-silica glass (1150°C), and is applicable to different temperatures. Glass ceramic (microcrystalline glass) is sometimes classified into the composite material. Toughness of the glass matrix composite material is definitely improved compared with that of an original glass matrix. For example, strength of a short fiber reinforced glass is 50 MPa to 150 MPa, a breaking work is 600 J·m-2 to 800 J·m-2, and breaking toughness is 7 MPa·m1/2. Strength of a common glass is 100 MPa, a breaking work is 2 J·m1/2 to 4 J·m1/2, and breaking toughness is 0.5 J m1/2. It can be learned from the foregoing description that when the glass matrix composite material is used, the flexibility of the flexible glass substrate 11 can be further improved.

[0027] Still referring to FIG. 1 and FIG. 2, in the structure shown in FIG. 1, the display module 12 is a multilayer stacked structure. Using a placement direction of the flexible display panel 10 shown in FIG. 1 as a reference direction, the flexible display panel 10 sequentially includes: an anode 127, a hole injection layer 126, a hole transport layer 125, an emission layer 124, an electronic transport layer 123, an electronic injection layer 122, and a cathode 121 from bottom to top. The anode 127 is disposed on the flexible glass substrate, and the encapsulation layer 14 encapsulates the cathode 121. Still referring to FIG. 1, a through hole 13 is disposed on the display module 12, and the through hole 13 passes through all layers of the display module 12. During specific formation, a hole is disposed at each layer. When all the layers are stacked, the holes at the layers are connected to form the through hole 13 in FIG. 1. FIG. 2 shows a structure of each layer in the schematic exploded view. A hole is disposed on each of the anode 127, the hole injection layer 126, the hole transport layer 125, the emission layer 124, the electronic transport layer 123, the electronic injection layer 122, and the cathode 121. After all the layers are stacked, as shown in FIG. 1, the holes at all the layers are stacked to form the co-axial through hole 13. The through hole 13 is a light transmission hole. As shown in FIG. 1, when the hidden device 40 is attached to the bottom of the flexible display panel 10, the light transmission hole corresponds to the hidden device 40, so that light can be irradiated on the hidden device 40 after passing through the through hole 13 and the flexible glass substrate 11, or light irradiated from the hidden device 40 passes through the flexible glass substrate 11 and the through hole 13 and then is irradiated. It can be seen from FIG. 1 and FIG. 2 that, when the flexible glass substrate 11 is used, because the flexible glass substrate 11 is prepared by using the glass base material, a good light transmission effect is achieved. Therefore, a good light transmission effect can be achieved without drilling a hole. In addition, because no hole needs to be disposed, a complete structure can be maintained for the flexible glass substrate 11. When the flexible glass substrate 11 is bent, a force-bearing effect of the flexible glass substrate 11 is improved, to avoid cracks in the edge of the hole caused by opening, thereby improving reliability of the flexible glass substrate 11. In addition, compared with a flexible display panel supported by using a PI base material in the prior art, the flexible glass substrate has a better light transmission effect, and there is no need to drill a hole on the flexible glass substrate, thereby reducing a processing step of the entire flexible display panel.

[0028] It should be understood that the structure of the display module 12 shown in FIG. 1 and FIG. 2 is merely a specific structure of the display module 12. The display module 12 provided in this embodiment of this application may further include a display module 12 of another structure. For example, the display module 12 includes only a three-layer structure including the anode 127, the emission layer 124, and the cathode 121, and can also implement display. Therefore, the display module 12 may also be applied to this embodiment of this application. For another example, the display module 12 may further include a structure such as a polarizer or a touch panel, and may also be applied to this embodiment of this application.

[0029] Different materials may be used for the encapsulation layer provided in this embodiment of this application. An inorganic film layer or an organic film layer may be used, and both the inorganic film layer and the organic film layer have a good encapsulation effect and good light transmission performance.

[0030] FIG. 3 shows a structure of a mobile terminal according to an embodiment of this application. In this embodiment of this application, the mobile terminal includes two components: a support component and a flexible display panel 10. When the support component and the flexible display panel 10 are specifically disposed, the support component and the flexible display panel 10 are disposed in a stacked manner, and the support component and the flexible display panel 10 are fastened in an adhesive connection manner. In a specific adhering manner, the flexible display panel 10 may be adhesively connected to the support component by using optical adhesive. Certainly, other glue may also be used for adhesive connection, and specifically, selection may be performed in a manner in which different components are used as support components.

[0031] The flexible display panel 10 provided in this embodiment of this application is an arc-shaped display panel. For a specific structure of the flexible display panel 10, refer to the foregoing description of the flexible display panel 10. In addition, a first bending structure is disposed on each of two sides of the flexible display panel 10. When the first bending structure is specifically disposed, the first bending structure is an arc-shaped bending structure. Referring to FIG. 4, a distance d between ends of two first bending structures is less than a maximum width D of the entire flexible display panel 10, so that the first bending structure can enclose a relatively large part of side walls of the mobile terminal. Therefore, a display region on the first bending structure has a relatively large display area, and the first bending structure has a sufficient display area for displaying.

[0032] The support component provided in this embodiment of this application is used as a support structure and a fastening structure that support the flexible display panel 10. The support component may be different devices, for example, a transparent cover 20 or a middle frame 30. The following separately uses the transparent cover and the middle frame as examples to describe a structure of the support component.

[0033] Still referring to FIG. 3 and FIG. 5, the support component in the structure shown in FIG. 3 uses the transparent cover 20, and FIG. 5 shows a structure of the transparent cover 20. A material of the transparent cover 20 should have relatively good light transmission performance. For example, the transparent cover 20 is a glass cover, an acrylic cover, or another composite material with good light transmission. For the structure of the transparent cover 20, the transparent cover 20 may use different structures. FIG. 3 shows a specific structure of the transparent cover 20. In the structure shown in FIG. 3, an arc-shaped second bending structure 21 is disposed on each of two sides of the transparent cover 20, and a flat-plate structure 22 is located between the two second bending structures 21. In addition, the flat-plate structure and the two second bending structures 21 are an integrated structure. When the two second bending structures 21 are specifically disposed, inner concave surfaces of the two second bending structures 21 are disposed opposite to each other, so that the entire transparent cover 20 forms a "C" structure. The inner concave surface of each second bending structure 21 is an arc-shaped support surface, the support surface is configured to support a first bending structure of the flexible display panel 10, and a surface that is of the flat-plate structure 22 and that is connected to the support surface is also a surface supporting the flexible display panel 10. When the flexible display panel 10 and the transparent cover 20 are stacked, a C-shaped bending structure is formed by limiting from the transparent cover 20. In addition, when the flexible display panel 10 is specifically adhered to the transparent cover 20, the transparent cover 20 is adhesively connected to the flexible display panel 10 by using optical adhesive, thereby reducing impact on light transmission of the flexible display panel 10. In addition, when the optical adhesive is disposed, thicknesses of the optical adhesive maybe different. For example, a thickness of the optical adhesive coated to the first bending structure and the second bending structure 21 is relatively large, so that the flexible display panel 10 can be protected by using the optical adhesive as a buffer layer.

[0034] When the transparent cover 20 uses the structure shown in FIG. 5, a thickness of the transparent cover 20 may be disposed in different manners. For example, in a specific implementation solution, the transparent cover 20 is a transparent cover 20 with an equal thickness, in other words, the flat-plate structure 22 and the second bending structures 21 on the two sides have a same thickness. As shown in FIG. 6, in another implementation solution, the transparent cover 20 is disposed in an unequal thickness manner. In this case, a thickness of the second bending structure 21 is greater than a thickness of the flat-plate structure 22. In addition, in the structure shown in FIG. 6, the thickness of the flat-plate structure of the transparent cover 20 is equal (not shown in FIG. 6), but the thickness of the second bending structure 21 gradually changes. In a thickness change process, the thickness of the second bending structure 21 gradually decreases in directions extending from a center line of the second bending structure 21 to two sides. It can be learned from the foregoing description that the second bending structure 21 is configured to protect the first bending structure of the flexible display panel 10. In addition, for the mobile terminal, the first bending structure is located on a side wall of the mobile terminal. Therefore, the thickened second bending structure 21 can improve protection for the first bending structure, to improve security of the mobile terminal in use.

[0035] In addition to that the second bending structure 21 may use different manner, for the structure of the transparent cover 20, the transparent cover 20 may use another different manner. As shown in FIG. 7, a surface that is of the transparent cover 20 and that faces away from the flexible display panel 10 is a wave surface 221, so that different effects can be displayed. In addition, a surface that is of the transparent cover 20 and that faces the transparent cover 20 is a wave surface 221 or a plane. As shown in FIG. 8, when both the surface facing the transparent cover 20 and the surface facing away from the flexible display panel 10 are the wave surfaces 221, wave crests and wave troughs of one of the two wave surfaces 221 respectively correspond to those of the other wave surface 221. Two opposite surfaces of the flat-plate structure 22 on the transparent cover 20 separately face the flexible display panel 10 and face away from the flexible display panel 10. The flat-plate structure 22 corresponds to a front display region of the mobile terminal. The flat-plate structure 22 is disposed by using the wave surface 221, an effect of the flexible display panel 10 during display can be changed.

[0036] FIG. 9 shows a structure in which a middle frame 30 is used as a support component. When the middle frame 30 is specifically disposed, the middle frame 30 has two opposite side walls, and an outer side surface of the side walls is a support surface. As shown in FIG. 9, the outer side surface is an arc-shaped surface. When the middle frame 30 and the flexible display panel 10 are stacked, the support surface supports the first bending structure, so that the entire first bending structure can form a stable bending. In addition, when the middle frame 30 is connected to the support component, the middle frame 30 is adhesively connected to the flexible display panel 10 by using adhesive, so that the flexible display panel 10 can be stably connected to the middle frame 30, and stability of the flexible display panel 10 is ensured. In addition, when the middle frame 30 is used as a support component, to protect the flexible display panel 10, the mobile terminal further includes a transparent cover 20 covering the flexible display panel 10. For a structure of the transparent cover 20, refer to the foregoing structure of the transparent cover 20 used as the support component. Details are not described herein.

[0037] It can be learned from the foregoing descriptions of the support component and the flexible display panel 10 that, the support component provided in this embodiment of this application may support the flexible display panel 10 by using different structures. In addition to the middle frame 30 and the transparent cover 20, another component may be further used, for example, a support bracket is used to support the flexible display panel 10, and then is connected to the middle frame 30 of the mobile terminal.

[0038] In the mobile terminal provided in this embodiment of this application, the flexible display panel 10 can form a stable structure by using cooperation between the support component and the flexible display panel 10. Therefore, support for the flexible display panel 10 is improved, and light transmission of the flexible display panel 10 is improved when the flexible glass substrate is used. This facilitates a photographing effect of the hidden camera in the mobile terminal, and improves the use effect of the mobile terminal.

[0039] The foregoing descriptions are merely specific implementations of this application, but are not intended to limit the protection scope of this application. Any variation or replacement readily figured out by a person skilled in the art within the technical scope disclosed in this application shall fall within the protection scope of this application. Therefore, the protection scope of this application shall be subject to the protection scope of the claims.


Claims

1. A flexible display panel, comprising a flexible glass substrate and a display module disposed on the flexible glass substrate, and further comprising an encapsulation layer encapsulating the display module on the flexible glass substrate, wherein a first bending structure is disposed on each of two opposite edges of the flexible glass substrate.
 
2. The flexible display panel according to claim 1, wherein a through hole used for light transmission is disposed on the display module.
 
3. The flexible display panel according to claim 2, wherein the display module comprises an anode disposed on the flexible glass substrate, an emission layer disposed on the anode, and a cathode disposed on the emission layer, the flexible glass substrate covers the cathode layer, and the through hole passes through the anode, the emission layer, and the cathode layer.
 
4. The flexible display panel according to any one of claims 1 to 3, wherein the encapsulation layer is an organic film layer or an inorganic film layer.
 
5. The flexible display panel according to any one of claims 1 to 4, wherein the flexible glass substrate comprises another flexible material other than a PI material.
 
6. The flexible display panel according to any one of claims 1 to 5, wherein a thickness of the flexible glass substrate is from 0.02 mm to 0.3 mm.
 
7. A mobile terminal, comprising a support component and the flexible display panel according to any one of claims 1 to 6 that is disposed on the support component in a stacked manner, wherein the support component is adhesively connected to the flexible display panel; and
arc-shaped support surfaces are disposed on two sides of the support component, and first bending structures of the flexible display panel are covered on the support surfaces in a one-to-one correspondence.
 
8. The mobile terminal according to claim 7, wherein the support component is a transparent cover, an arc-shaped second bending structure is disposed on each of two sides of the transparent cover, and an inner concave surface of the second bending structure is the support surface.
 
9. The mobile terminal according to claim 8, wherein the transparent cover is a transparent cover with an equal thickness.
 
10. The mobile terminal according to claim 8, wherein the second bending structure of the transparent cover is a structure whose thickness gradually changes, and a thickness of the second bending structure gradually decreases in directions extending from a center line of the second bending structure to two sides.
 
11. The mobile terminal according to any one of claims 8 to 10, wherein the transparent cover is a glass cover or an acrylic cover.
 
12. The mobile terminal according to any one of claims 8 to 11, wherein the transparent cover is adhesively connected to the flexible display panel by using optical adhesive.
 
13. The mobile terminal according to any one of claims 8 to 12, wherein a surface that is on the transparent cover and that faces away from the flexible display panel is a wave surface.
 
14. The mobile terminal according to claim 13, wherein a surface that is of the transparent cover and that faces the transparent cover is a wave surface or a plane.
 
15. The mobile terminal according to claim 7, wherein the support part is a middle frame, and an outer side surface of a side wall of the middle frame is the support surface.
 
16. The mobile terminal according to claim 15, further comprising a transparent cover covering the flexible display panel.
 




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