Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 3 to feature flexible display

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 3 with Mobius screen technology image leak
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 3
The upcoming device is expected to use Mobius screen technology which was only used by the Sony 13.3 inch e-reader so far.

It looks like flexible screens could become really popular in just a few years and if the latest rumors prove to be true, Amazon is going to be one of the main vectors of this technology's growth.

According to an inside source who spoke to Good e-Reader, the upcoming Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 3 e-reader will use the Mobius screen technology developed by Sony and e Ink and only used by Sony's 13.3 inch e-reader until now. A Mobius display is roughly 50 percent lighter than a glass-based TFT of the same size and it can be used to develop lighter and rugged products. 

The 13.3-inch Sony e-reader weighs 0.79 pounds, while the Kindle DX has a weight of no less than 1.18 pounds. Since the Mobius e-Paper can be cut down to size as needed, it is certain that Amazon's next refresh of the Kindle Paperwhite will have a better resolution and improved battery life while also becoming the lightest device of its size. 

Unfortunately Amazon did not confirm any of the above yet, so this leak should be taken with a grain of salt until the company makes an official statement.


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Codrut Nistor, 2014-05- 5 (Update: 2014-05- 5)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.