LG Flexible Plastic E-Paper Display Coming To The UK In April

Huffington Post UK  |  By Posted: 29/03/2012 11:12 Updated: 29/03/2012 12:32

It bends, it flexes and displays your daily digest. LG's astounding flexible electronic paper display (EPD) will arrive at the beginning of April.

An official press release from the Korean company, confirmed that one of the company's manufacturers of thin-film LCDs has started mass production of "the world's first plastic electronic paper display" EPD for use in e-books.

Mr. Sang Duck Yeo, head of operations for LG Display's Mobile/OLED division said in the press release: "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."

The bendy six inch, .7 millimetre-thick screen with a resolution of 1024x768 can bend to an angle of up to 40 degrees according to Endgadget.

LG says that it is one third thinner than a glass equivalent, and is super lightweight at just 14 grams.

LG also claims that the display is super durable, as evidenced by a series of successful drop tests from a height of 1.5 meters.

The company has previously shown an A3-size version of the flexible electronic paper display, which gives an anachronistic newspaper reading experience.

LG's London office was contacted for comment, which was not available at time of publication.

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