LG shows off 19-inch flexible e-paper display


January 26, 2010

The 19-inch LG e-paper

The 19-inch LG e-paper

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Hot on the heels of the 11.5-inch flexible-screened Skiff e-reader is news of Korean tech giant LG's floppy-screened e-paper. The prototype device measures in at a whopping 19 inches (the same as an A3-format newspaper), making it the world’s largest.

Like the Skiff product, LG’s e-paper utilizes an ultra-thin metal foil/electronic ink microcapsule display. This makes it very flexible and durable, as there’s no rigid glass screen to break, which of course there would be with an LCD.

LG's prototype device is viewed using plain old reflective light, as opposed to backlighting, which allows it to maintain a thickness of just 0.3 mm, and a weight of 130 grams (4.5 ounces). This also means it shouldn’t require much power, although nothing in the way of performance specs are available just yet. The product as shown contains no processor, although presumably it could periodically be docked to a computer to reload its content.

There’s currently no planned release for this tree-saving, newprint-industry-killing product, although LG does plan to launch an 11.5-inch flexible e-reader within the next six months.

Via LG.

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