Among the many announcements made by TCL at IFA 2020 in Berlin, there is one that has caught everyone’s attention. Is called NXTPAPER and it’s a paper-like, passive color display, which is also capable of playing videos. It is a real revolution, aimed at the learning sector.
NXTPAPER, TCL points out, has been designed to offer better eye protection by reducing blue lights, also thanks to theE-Ink-like effect. In fact, it is no coincidence that the producer himself defined it “a mix of screen and paper“, which has also received safety and eye protection certifications from the German Rhine laboratory.
The company wanted to clarify that it is not a technology aimed at the smartphone market, but is intended for devices with larger diagonals such as tablets or e-readers. NXTPAPER screens support Full HD definition and are also capable of smooth video playback, while ensuring a paper-like experience but with 25% higher contrast than classic E-Ink. NXTPAPER uses one “highly reflective screen” for “reuse natural light“, which allows you to eliminate the backlight.
In terms of dimensions, it will be 36% thinner than LCDs and 65% more energy efficient, which means that the devices that integrate it won’t even need large batteries.
The arrival on the market of the first devices based on NXTPAPER is expected “soon”.