LG will take e-paper displays to the next level with its newly announced flexible e-paper displays, which means that the consumers will now see in e-book readers, starts in the next month. LG announced that it plans to put that thin e-paper display into full production, reports OLED-Display. The flexible displays will be slated for a release in bendable products. - Products that integrate the e-paper display have exhibited an impressive durability. A 1.5-meter vertical drop test caused absolutely no damage to the screen. To take the test a step further, LG took a plastic hammer to the e-paper display, showing off its resistance to abrasion, and once again, the display proved to hold up against scratches and cracks.
The display, which has a 6-inch diagonal to measurement, 0.7mm thick, 14 grams weight, and sports a XGA resolution of 1024x768 pixels, could soon serve as a flexible substitute for the current e-paper gadgets. Plus, users can replicate the aesthetic of reading from a book, since the "pages" of the e-paper bend up to 40 degrees, relative to the center of the display's screen. Consumers will be soon seeing an influx of flexible displays hitting the market, from plastic-based OLEDs to flexible glass. While LG's flexible e-paper displays will be hitting the European market in April, Samsung has been working on flexible AMOLED displays, set to release later this year in smartphones and tablets.