The future of digital reading is flexible. And by flexible, I mean bendable, not multipurpose. Now, LG has announced the first malleable, plastic e-ink display, and while it’s hardly Retina, it will be appearing in devices as early as this summer.
The six-inch display is made of plastic, which allows it to bend at an angle of up to 40 degrees. It’s also thinner — at just 0.7 millimeters — and lighter than its glass counterparts, weighing in at 14 grams.
The craziest part is that the display is already being shipped to factories in China, and LG hopes to have products on the market by “the beginning of next month.” That sounds ambitious, but you definitely expect to see the display in devices by the summer. [Engadget]