Haven't you dream if you were able to fold your Gadget's display as paper and holding it in hand ? Or watching all the digital contents in a paper like flexible medium ? If your answer is yes, LG is going to partially realize your dream. The company has claimed that They Are To Launch World's First Electronic Paper Display(EPD) Soon which has a number of advantages over glass EPD and claims the development will “ revolutionize” the e-book market.
LG Also describes this gadget as world's first Flexible Plastic E-Ink Display. The company says that they have started manufacturing of this revolutionable device and will be available in European markets from Next Month. The 6-Inch XGA Display is capable of Resolutions of 1024 x 768 and is flexible enough to be Bent To A Range of 40 Degrees From The Centre of the screen. LG is claiming to offer a Paper Like Experience even the device has an plastic cover like in Mobile Devices.
How It Works ?
The EPD uses e-ink, which shows thousands of pixels which are white when positively charged and black when negatively charged and are controlled by a small voltage, staying in place until the next time a voltage is applied. E-ink is used in the Amazon Kindle e-reader’s glass EPD display, but LG says that compared to a glass EPD of the same size and resolution, plastic EPD is a third slimmer and more than a half lighter.
LG claiming that around 10 percent of owners have damaged their screens in accidents. The plastic EPD suffered no damage from durability tests which saw it dropped from 1.5 meters repeatedly, or from being hit with a small hammer. And of course these type of screens are apt to satisfy users by offering paper like experience and thus solve the environmental problems caused by over consumption of Tree and wood in order to manufacture Paper.
“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 Sang Duck Yeo, head of operations at LG Display’s Mobile and OLED division. “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.”
Still, LG Doesn't reveal about Technology Behind this awesome gadget. While LG said that they have used usual TFT Technology in this, clues are leading to the presence of Electronics On Plastic By Laser Release(EPLar). Whatever the rumors are, one day after one month will give us the answer.