LG, screens flexible and more resistant
LG has announced the arrival of a 6-inch flexible display that can increase the impact resistance of the host reader.
The digital paper is coming on the market. Those who until now were mere promises to be fair good for printing and for research, are now maturing into a real product ready for distribution. A new sign is LG, from which comes the first true EPD, i.e., E-Paper Display. China will be the market where the new concept will see the light, but since the beginning of next month, the distribution will also begin on the European continent.
The screen by announced the group has a size of 6 inches by definition equal to 1024×768 pixels. The screen, in plastic material, has a thickness equal to just 0.7 mm for a total weight equal to 14 grams. As indicated in the statement released, the screen is resistant to scratches and falls from a height of 1.5 meters, while LG says that the visibility is ensured through an angle of 40 degrees. But of course the main feature is its flexibility: LG did not specify what degree of plasticity of the screen, but the feel of a flexible display is shown as the real turning point as possible, the direction in which the group intends to invest about to revolutionize the world of e-books.
Because this is the promise put forth by LG: a screen that reduces the stiffness by going to the traditional paper and that can reproduce the experience of reading. But not only, “users of the e-book has long expressed a desire for a lasting EDP, as approximately 10% of them damaged by dropping it by accident,” while the new display is capable of ensuring strength and durability much higher. To this was added a better power management and a lower production cost, which should therefore lead the industry in the hands of LG.
There hardly has there hands in the short term, a real plastic device that can be folded, or at least does not seem to be that the current promise of LG. The group seems to be able to achieve by the summer’s arrival on the market of devices more durable that thanks to the higher intrinsic resistance of the most fragile of the current e-readers: the display.
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