Following up on its gargantuan 88-inch 8K OLED display, LG Display has also rolled out another unique display: a 65-inch OLED screen that can be rolled up and hidden when not in use. LG has now introduced a new OLED screen that can be rolled up like a newspaper. It rolled up to a radius of 3cm without affecting the function of the display. LG will be providing more details on the Roll Up TV at the CES 2018 press briefing later on Monday.
That said, tech firms have sporadically showcased flexible and rollable displays at such tech conferences over the years. No this is a 65 inch beast of a display with these characteristics and full 4K ultra HD resolution, just like one of LG's excellent normal OLED televisions, except for the whole paper-like design part. For those who don't want their TVs dominating the living room, LG touted this set as one you can roll up and hide when you want it out of sight, "allowing for better space utilization, something existing displays can't deliver". Questions like "when" and "how much" are for another day, however - for now, LG is just content to show that it has the technology, and it seems to work.
"The newly-unveiled 65-inch rollable UHD OLED display especially highlights the distinctive technological edges and unlimited potential of OLEDs. With the innovation of rollable displays, LG Display will continue to lead the industry by creating new opportunities and markets". In the intervening two years, LG certainly seems to have made big strides. The fact that this is a full-sized TV display with complete 4K resolution shows just how far LG has come in developing its unique OLED home theater screens in ways that no LCD TV so far comes close to imitating. LG has also upgraded in the audio category from the current standard 2.1 channel sound to 3.1 channel sound.