LG doesn’t make those screens, does it?
Beneath Mount LG in the deep, lava-lined halls of the LG dungeon of development, secret works of magic have been enacted to create a display like no other. And now the 1024×768 pixel, flexible plastic Electronic Paper Display (EPD) has been unveiled and will be surfacing as soon as next month.
But why bendy?
The advantage of a plastic EPD over current glass alternatives, is that it folds at up to 40 degrees – meaning that it can withstand a direct hit from a urethane hammer and repeated drops from a 1.5 metre height. It’s also about half the weight of the glass version at 14g and 0.7mm thick.
Cool, when can I have one?
LG’s new screens could be shipping as soon as this month, but there’s no word on what the devices will look like yet – or if they will be associated with big ebook names like Amazon or Barnes & Noble. The other good news is that LG is going to use this tech to create plastic OLEDs – meaning future mobiles could be brighter, lighter and stronger.
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