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IFA 2020 | TCL launches NXTPAPER, a new rival to e-ink rated for improved color, contrast and eye-safety

TCL's NXTPAPER is touted as a revolution in paper-style panels. (Source: TCL)
TCL's NXTPAPER is touted as a revolution in paper-style panels. (Source: TCL)
TCL has unveiled its latest form of display technology as part of its IFA Special Edition 2020 presentation. NXTPAPER is an alternative to e-ink that, as its maker claims, "repurposes natural light" to prevent eye-strain while still producing a convincing range of colors. These panels are also touted to improve on contrast, power-efficiency and thickness compared to more conventional screen materials.

TCL has launched a new kind of display panel at virtual IFA 2020. NXTPAPER is apparently the result of 2 years' worth of research and incorporates 11 different eye-health-related patents. This new e-ink challenger has also been certified for the same by Germany's TUV Rheinland and VGE bodies, as well as by SGS.

TCL claims that NXTPAPER is in fact capable of emitting negligible amounts of potentially dangerous blue light. It does so through a combination with an ultra-reflective screen that leverages natural light to reproduce its "full" colors while remaining easy on the eyes. Therefore, the company now claims its breakthrough is the "world's first "zero eye strain" display".

The OEM also claims that NXTPAPER exhibits 25% improvements in contrast compared to traditional e-ink, while remaining up to 36% thinner than a typical LCD panel. It is also touted as over 65% more power efficient than such a display, meaning that a device outfitted with this tech may last longer between charges.

NXTPAPER is also described as suitable for larger panels that are ideal for reading or learning. However, TCL has yet to mention when it - or devices that incorporate it, rather - will become available to consumers.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-09- 4 (Update: 2020-09- 4)
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