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Sony introduces world's first 16.7 million color flexible OLED display

Although the notion of flexible displays may be considered a mere novelty today, the benefits may be far reaching for many industries in the years to come. Many of the big display manufacturers are developing flexible displays such as flexible e-paper.

This week Sony announced yet another world first: a flexible organic LED (OLED) display that is capable of displaying 16.7 million colors. Current OLED technology is only capable of up to a few thousand colors. Samsung and LG.Philips have flexible OLED displays too, but they are only capable of 262,000 and 16,000 colors respectively. Sony's display is only 0.3mm thick. Since OLEDs are their own light source they don't require backlighting, and manufacturers can produce extremely thin substrates. The display is 64mm in diameter, has 160x120 pixel resolution and sports a 1000:1 contrast ratio.

However, don't look at OLED displays to replace conventional methods like e-paper just yet. OLED displays still require a power source to retain an image, where-as e-paper only requires power when change is needed.

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