Ever since technology was introduced to the larger population, developers and inventive geniuses have never ceased to amaze us. Each day seems to be bringing good tidings from one or other tech company, especially now since the tech event of the year – Consumer Electronics Show 2016 – has kicked off.
- LG shows off rollable OLED display at CES 2016
- However, this is not the first time LG presents the technology
- LG first demonstrated an OLED display prototype back in 2014
Even though foldable displays are definitely not novelty anymore, LG’s 18-inch display which can be rolled up like a newspaper still impresses us. The bendable, curving OLED display LG has been working on for a while will be showed off at the CES event in Las Vegas.
Thanks to LG’s effort to advance the OLED screen technology has brought us a step closer to the TV you unroll like a projector screen. According to pre-event news, LG is scheduled to present the flexible 18-inch OLED panel at CES this week, a new screen that can “roll up as tightly as a newspaper.”
However, LG’s latest OLED tech was already seen in a private showroom demonstration in addition to its LCD TV tech, and the flexible display enjoyed plenty of attention thanks to its futuristic feel.
No extra backlight is needed because of the self-emitting nature of OLED display. The result is a mesmerizing bright and clear image, a tech that also allows the product to be made incredibly thin. Both the LG and Panasonic OLED TVs that we’ve seen last year had some stunning pictures to offer.
LG has already demonstrate the abilities of the 1mm thick 55-inch TV that users can stick to the wall, but a screen that’s so flexible that it can be rolled up tightly is proof of the incredible versatility of this new product.
Are you impressed yet by this seemingly super futuristic panel? Then you’ll be surprised to find out it may already be a couple of years old. It was back in 2014 that LG demonstrated its first flexible OLED prototype, and chances are this panel is the same as the one it showed off back then.
Hopefully the fact the product is being displayed in the public showroom indicates that LG’s OLED team has even bigger things planned for us. When we were introduced to the company’s first 18-inch flexible prototype, the Ultra HD flexible OLEDs at 60 inches were expected to make rounds as soon as next year.
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