Rollable display

Philips Polymer Vision is revealing a new rollable display at the Internationale Funkausstellung show in Berlin, Germany, between September 2-7.


Philips Polymer Vision

is revealing a new rollable display at the Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA) in Berlin, Germany, between September 2-7.

Called the ’Concept Readius’, it is claimed to be the world’s first prototype of a functional electronic-document reader that can unroll its display to a scale larger than the device itself.

With four grey levels, the monochrome, 5-inch QVGA (320 pixels x 240 pixels) display provides paper-like viewing with a high contrast ratio.

Using a bi-stable electrophoretic display effect from E Ink, the display consumes little power and is easy to read, even in bright daylight. Once the user has finished reading, the display can be rolled back into the pocket-size (100 mm x 60 mm x 20 mm) device.

Based on Philips Polymer Vision’s PV-QML5 rollable display reference design, the Readius was created in order to demonstrate the viability of the rollable-display concept in mobile applications and to gain customer feedback at the IFA show.

Polymer Vision has no plans to actually commercialise the prototype.