The Chinese company TCL has presented a new type of display at the IFA 2020 electronics exhibition in Germany. It uses a technology called NXTPAPER, which has been developed for the next generation of mobile devices. Its main advantage: low impact on vision.
The technology has become the main competitor for E Ink color panels. They still can’t handle video, but NXTPAPER will ensure smooth video playback.
The advantages of the new technology include the contrast increased by a quarter compared to E Ink and a third thinner than its liquid crystal counterpart, the matrix, which was done due to the rejection of the backlight.
The NXTPAPER uses highly reflective materials and is designed to recycle natural light. This is the lack of technology – in the dark, it will not work to use such a screen. But the rejection of the backlight means the absence of flicker, which adversely affects the user’s vision.
TCL representatives have not yet announced when the first NXTPAPER-based matrix devices will be on sale.