Sony Develops Flexible Display

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Sony is showing off an 80-micrometer thin flexible OLED display. It measures 4.1 inches, does full color, and has a resolution of 423×240 pixels. Sony demonstrated the display by playing video files on it while wrapping it around a 4-millimeter cylinder several times. Who knows, maybe your next phone will be little more than a 4-millimeter cylinder. Might be a while, though.

The process for manufacturing the organic thin film transistor (OTFT), as it’s being called, apparently “requires fewer steps, and consumes materials and energy more efficiently” than conventional TFT manufacturing processes, according to Akihabara News. No word on when we can actually expect to see this technology make its way into consumer products but, hey, it exists.

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