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Thursday, 29 March 2012 08:29

LG's flexible e-paper display is finally launching next month

Written by Jon Worrel

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6 inches with a 40-degree bending capability

Flexible, bendable e-paper has for many years been the technology enthusiast's dream as the one innovation that will enable a whole new world of "naturalized" and aesthetically gratifying mobile devices.

Back in January 2010, LG Display unveiled a 19-inch flexible bendable display prototype measuring in at just 0.3-mm thin and 250×400mm. Although we have yet to see those panels make it out to mass production, the company today revealed that it has started mass production of the world's first plastic electronic paper display (EPD) for use in e-books.

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Nevertheless, the new and officially coming-to-market display is 6-inches (1024 x 768) of e-ink measuring just 0.7 millimeters thin, weighs just 14 grams and is structurally complete with a 40-degree angular bending capability. LG also claims that the new e-ink display is extraordinarily durable, as evidenced by a series of drop tests from a height of 1.5 meters. The company claims that this will alleviate existing e-book user's troubles with the durability of their screens, as the market currently experiences around 10-percent global e-book product display damages from users accidentally dropping or hitting them.

LG's new flexible, bendable plastic e-ink display will first be supplied to ODM companies in China and full products will be launching in Europe (and unfortunately only in Europe) sometime in April.

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