LG has produced the first flexible electronic paper display, which it says will “revolutionize the E-Book market” through its functionality and design.
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The plastic e-paper display (EPD) is six inches with a 1024 x 768 XGA resolution. The plastic is malleable up to an angle of 40 degrees, weights 14 grams and is 0.7 mm thick. LG claims it is highly durable and they performed several drop and scratch tests to prove it.
Sang Duck Yeo, Head of Operations for LG Display’s Mobile/OLED division said:
With the world’s first plastic EPD, LG Display has once again proven its reputation for leadership and innovation with a product we believe will help greatly popularize the E-Book market. Based on our success in mass-producing plastic EPD, we are excited as we look toward applying concepts from this experience to future developments like plastic OLED and flexible displays.
Even ifLG plans to supply the E-Paper display only to Chinese companies at first, we can expect to see products using this new technology in Europe starting next month. As LG’s head of operations says, in the future we might expect to see a flexible OLED display. If so, perhaps over the next decade Apple will release an iPad with a flexible retina display.