LG to produce flexible e-ink displays

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LG has announced it has started mass production of its new flexible e-ink display. The 6″ display, which boasts a resolution of 1024×768 is hoped by the company to revolutionize the e-book market.

Using a plastic substrate, which is about as thick as a cell phone protection film, the display will offer increased durability and lightness. Successful testing included repeated drop tests from 1.5 metres, and hitting the display repeatedly with a small urethane hammer.

Products using the new display technology are expected to be released in Europe in the beginning of next month.

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