Sony offers glimpse of new flexi display

AUTHOR: Inavate

Sony has unveiled a new flexible electronic display at this year’s Dealer Convention in Shinagawa, Tokyo. Attendees were treated to a glimpse of a prototype device although details as to where the company intended to use the technology remained scarce. Sony Insider, an online news portal surprisingly dedicated to all things Sony, reported that the product uses a plastic, not glass, substrate.

The plastic substrate is lighter and less breakable than glass. Furthermore, it offers numerous benefits in terms of flexibility, paving the way for products that can be bent multiple times and even rolled up.

LG has said it will begin producing a flexible e-paper by the end of this year so it is likely that Sony will not leave it too long before it transforms the flexible concept into a commercial product.