At CES this year a few companies showed off flexible display technology and most people thought it was still years away. LG has announced that next month device manufacturers will begin to use these displays in some electronics. LG says that the technology lends many advantages over hard glass displays we are used to seeing. In the press release LG writes: “The world’s first plastic EPD from LG Display offers users a paper-like reading experience with a plastic substrate that is as slim as cell phone protection film, and a flexible design that allows bending at a range of 40 degrees from the center of the screen. Compared to glass EPD of the same size and resolution, LG Display’s plastic EPD realizes a super slim thickness of 0.7mm which is 1/3 slimmer than existing glass EPD; as well as a weight of 14g which is more than 1/2 lighter.”
These displays are in black and white and give a “newspaper like” quality at a resolution of 1024×768 in a 6 inch screen size. No word on specific devices that will launch with these display but there will surely be some ereaders that will take advantage of the technology. Thinner, more durable electronics are certainly something we can all agree would be a good step forward. I would like to know what type of cost is behind this technology as well as the battery usage. We should find out soon enough.
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