LG Show’s newest prototype is a 48-inch versatile OLED panel that may be bent for gaming or flattened for watching TV. The corporate has proven off related bendable TV prototypes earlier than, like when it demonstrated a 65-inch TV meant to be used inside planes that would bend right into a curve for passengers to look at motion pictures. This mannequin, which is being proven off at this 12 months’s digital CES, options LG Show’s Cinematic Sound OLED (CSO) expertise, which vibrates the display screen to supply audio.
The 48-inch TV might doubtlessly supply the immersive advantages of a curved display screen whereas gaming with out forcing you to reside with a curved display screen’s many downsides if you simply wish to watch TV. You’ll be able to briefly see the panel in motion on the 19 second mark in LG Show’s video beneath.
By way of specs, LG Show is emphasizing the gaming capabilities of its prototype, which may bend with a radius of as much as 1,000mm. It’s obtained a excessive refresh fee of 120Hz, a variable refresh fee vary that goes from 40Hz to 120Hz, and a response time of 0.1 milliseconds. It’s additionally capable of vibrate its display screen to supply sound — a way that LG Show has beforehand proven off for its flat panels — although we think about most avid gamers would in all probability choose to make use of headphones or separate audio system.
This new prototype is LG Show’s newest experiment with versatile OLEDs, which have beforehand included a rollable TV that packs up right into a compact field when not in use.
LG Show can be displaying off a variety of use instances for its clear OLED shows at this 12 months’s digital CES present. These embrace a “Sensible Mattress” with a clear OLED TV that rises out of its body, a clear restaurant show that permits diners to see cooks at work behind it, and practice carriage home windows that may additionally show buyer data. On the buyer aspect, LG has additionally debuted a variety of TVs that includes Mini LED show expertise.