LG unveils transparent & fully rollable OLED display

LG is no stranger to curved and flexible display technology, but its latest offering is its most bendable (and largest) option yet.

LG’s OLED line up may currently comprise of 77-in models like its ‘wallpaper’-thin W7 2017 model, but its latest 70-in+ prototype takes things to a new level when it comes to rollability.

The screen offers Ultra HD (UHD) resolution of 3840x2160 and 40% transparency (think tinted glass) and can be rolled up into a tube measuring only 8cm in diameter. LG state that it can be rolled up to a radius of 80mm without the quality of the display being affected.

LG’s rollable technology has never been seen on such a scale before, with the manufacturer previously showcasing an 18-in flexible and transparent OLED panel at CES in 2016.

Developed thanks to a healthy $905 (€809/£710) million investment in R&D, for now the screen will mainly be used in commercial environments and augmented reality applications, yet it’s an exciting teaser of the type of TVs that could possibly be coming to our homes in the future.

“LG Display, opened the large-sized OLED TV market in 2013, has been leading the OLED industry and will continue to bring innovation to the market,” commented senior vice president and chief technology officer at LG, In-Byung Kang.

“We pledge to provide differentiated value as the leader in the future display market.”

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