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Sony's Flexible OLED is Thinner Than a Strand of Hair

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One of the main advantages of OLED is that it can be flexible—so flexible, in fact, that it can be wrapped around a pencil. Taking 2007's .3mm prototype Sony's made a new one just 80μm-thick.

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That's about ten times the size of a red blood cell, or just a tiny bit thinner than a single hair. The whole OLED measures 4.1-inches in size, and has a 432 x 240 resolution and a contrast ratio of under 1,000:1.

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It's another world first, boasting that it's the first time an OLED panel can still stream video while being rolled up (around a cylinder with a 4mm radius) and stretched.

We see so many crazy concepts on Gizmodo, like this flexible watch computer someone slapped with a Sony logo yesterday. An OLED screen capable of still producing moving images, yet being able to roll up despite its super-thin nature, is definitely the future. [Akihabara News]

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I love seeing prototypes like this in action. They continue to prove that the pace of innovation is exponential.

Now if I can just get that into a nice 50" wall hanging (not mounted) television for around $200.00 the future will have actually arrived for this tech.