LG shows off rollable OLED TV at CES 2018

Alex Kidman 8 January 2018 NEWS

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LG's latest display technology is super-flexible, but don't expect to buy one any time soon.

Display companies have been working for decades to produce flexible display technologies, and while that's undoubtedly more geared towards commercial displays, it's also something that flows through to consumer products, whether it's the round OLED displays used on some fitness trackers or the curved TV that may adorn your living room right now.

At CES 2018, LG is reportedly set to show off its latest display innovation with a 65 inch rollable OLED 4K UHD TV, the latest in a long but increasing-in-size series of flexible display panels that the Korean manufacturer has shown off at CES in recent years.

While its W series "wallpaper" TV debuted at CES 2017, it's not expected that the company will announce rollable TVs for consumer purposes this year, with commercial display users the likely early beneficiaries of the technology.

However, it's further evidence that flexible displays are both growing in size and potential consumer adoption. Samsung has already tipped its hand that it intends to release a "foldable" Galaxy handset at some point in 2018, although it's not expected to show that device off at CES to speak of.

LG's press conference isn't actually due to kick off until Monday, US time, and we'll try to get some impressions of its latest TV range later in the week while we're at CES.

For more on CES 2018, check out our CES 2018 news hub.

Alex Kidman travelled to CES 2018 as a guest of Samsung.

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