LG’s super-flexible display could pave the way for rollable TVs

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Devices with flexible displays like Samsung and LG’s curved TVs have already trickled into our lives, and now LG has shown off how much further it’s taken its bendy screen technology.

The South Korean tech giant has revealed an 18in OLED panel which is flexible enough to be rolled into a tube that’s only 3cm in diameter. While it only has a resolution of 1200 x 810, it’s still an impressive feat.

The extra flexibility comes courtesy of a polyamide film on the panel’s rear, which is less rigid than the plastic film that was previously used.

Not only does this give the screen its super-flexibility, but it also means that the overall thickness is reduced too.

In addition to making its display more flexible, LG has also created a transparent OLED panel which has three times the transparency of existing see-through LCD screens.

LG Display’s SVP and Head of R&D believes that the company will develop a working ultra HD flexible and transparent 60in OLED panel by 2017.

We can’t say for sure when it’ll land on shelves, but we can almost guarantee you’ll need a second mortgage to pick one up come launch day.

Source: Engadget

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