Flexible ePaper: the future of display screens.

AMOLED ePaper has been rumoured and whispered about for a few years now but Korean pioneers Samsung have made several breakthroughs in this area.

Samsung have been able to create a 6″ 800×480 resolution 1mm wide piece of paper that is capable of acting like a display screen. It can be bent and folded without sacrificing the quality of the image or video displayed. You could even roll it up into a 1cm radius tube and stick it in your pocket. The screen is also highly power efficient as any pixels that should be displaying a black colour, are actually just turned off for the duration.

Samsung have claimed the screen is also indestructible as shown by one of the videos below showing them hit it with a sledgehammer (allegedly…)

If this technology develops, which I’m sure it will, this can have huge benefits for portable gadgetry, making gadgets much  lighter, and even more portable. Mobiles or PDAs can just be a flexible sheet of paper shoved somewhere in your pocket. Or you can hang a large piece of paper on a wall and start watching high def television which you can then roll up and hang up in the bedroom when you’d rather watch in bed.

Samsung let slip they expect this to hit markets around 2013-2014. So a little bit to wait but should be exciting!

Samsun AMOLED Display

4 Responses to “Flexible ePaper: the future of display screens.”
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