Normally when we show concepts of futuristic technologies they come with a warning that what you’re seeing is the stuff of some distant tomorrow. That’s not the case with LG’s bendy e-paper displays; the company has just unveiled the tech and stamped a ‘next month’ launch date on it. Read on for the full details.
LG has declared that it’s ready to launch flexible display tech for eReaders and plonk them into devices inside of a month. “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,” said LG Display’s head of mobile operations Sang Duck Yeo.
“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.”
The 6-inch bendable displays are able to flex up to 40 degrees, are half the weight of the current glass alternative, sport a 1024 x 768 resolution and are durable enough to survive some pretty hardy drops.
So what’s next? LG Display is going to hand the new tech to a bunch of Chinese manufacturers, who will turn around new devices by “the beginning of next month.” Obviously, these rushed-out eReaders aren’t going to set the world alight, but it’ll be interesting to see what companies like Amazon can do with LG’s new technology. Will we see a bendable Amazon Kindle in the near future?