CES 2018: A few years ago, LG announced and displayed an intensely futuristic 18-inch OLED display that could be bent and rolled up just like a newspaper,but it was a prototype back then.
Today it has grown to 65 inches in size, with the company announcing that it’s managed to scale up the tech to the dimensions of a large TV. At CES 2018, LG Display will be unveiling the new 65-inch rollable OLED prototype, which also happens to have UHD (aka 4K) resolution.
How Does It Work?
The flexible OLED panel is mounted to a motorized spindle, set in a rectangular box. You can’t see the mechanics, all you see is the TV going up and down. There are a few reasons to buy a roll-able TV. The first and simple one being when you don’t want to see your TV, you simply hide it.
But the practical applications goes further than that. You can adjust the TV so that it’s sized for different aspect ratios. Admittedly, different aspect ratios have a smaller size, but this is a very cool application for watching movies.
Competitor Samsung is to show off new 8K resolution QLED TVs, as well as a 150-inch Micro LED TV at the trade show.LG has been leading the way in large-sized and mid-sized OLED displays for TV, auto-components and lighting. In smartphone world, Samsung and LG’s position is reversed as the former controls over 90 percent of the market in OLED display for smartphones.