Thursday, May 24, 2007

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


Oh boy, another bendy display we won't likely see on the market any time soon. This time it's Sony's turn to tout with this, their 2.5-inch, 160 x 120 pixel OLED display on a flexible plastic film. Better yet, this organic TFT delivers a relatively stellar 16.7 million colors compared to the 262k and 16k colors Samsung and LG.Philips, respectively, were showing off last week. That's a world's first 24-bit color depth for these types of displays. Take that Samsung. The display also measures a mere 0.3-mm thin which easily bests the hapless Korean (and Dutch) giants. The only downside (if you call it that) is the display's "greater than" 1000:1 contrast ratio compared to Samsung's 10,000:1 rating. But by now you've learned to take contrast measurements with a grain of salt, right?

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24 comments:

esotericsean said...

that is amazing! i can't wait until things like this are mainstream.

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Melony Louise said...

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Cian said...

what kind of stuff will they use it for though? is it usefull, or just a small, crap screen?

Z said...

it's a proof-of-concept thing. basically they don't plan to use this for anything yet. it's a small, crap screen. the point is they made this work. step 2 is refining it to the point where it has the capabilities to compete in a market. they've done the hard part - demonstrating that it can be done. imagine the possibilities. (embedded video in a paper book?)

ElYiT said...

the good thing is once it is refined (sony can provide some serious funding) it wil have hardly any competition. theres nothing else like this, that is of this quality, in the world.

Justin said...

Imagen how thin laptops can get if they can perfect this to large scale, and high quality. By the time it is perfected, they will have super thin flash-based drives, and DVD/Blu-Ray drives that are just a little thicker than the media they are reading. Laptops, and regular desktop PCs will me AMAZING in the near future!

Anonymous said...

Awesome! Imagine TVs that roll onto a wall like a poster.

Anonymous said...

I like Z's idea but probly something more along the lines of super thin game boys or maybe clothing tv.

melanie said...

they should use that in t-shirts.. that would be awesome!

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