LG Display announces 18-inch rollable display that can be rolled-up like a newspaper

LG Display will showcase the industry’s latest products and highlight OLED and LCD technology at CES 2016 in Las Vegas from January 6 to January 9.

The company will exhibit 65-inch and 77-inch UHD OLED TV panels that offer the ultimate picture performance in terms of contrast, color accuracy, and viewing angle. For example, the 65-inch and 77-inch OLED TV panels, featuring a High Dynamic Range (HDR) function with its perfect black and improved luminance, have unbeatable picture quality and the same level of color gamut seen in professional monitors used to edit theatrical films.

The company will also showcase futuristic concept displays that highlight the dynamic forms that OLED can achieve, including the world’s first 30R 18-inch rollable display that can be rolled-up like a newspaper; a 55-inch design concept OLED TV display that is paper-thin since the electric circuits are installed separately; and a matching pair of 65-inch extreme-curve concave/convex OLED displays.

LG Display Unveils the Latest Cutting-edge Displays at CES 2016, inlcuding an 18-inch rollable display
LG Display Unveils the Latest Cutting-edge Displays at CES 2016, inlcuding an 18-inch rollable display

LG Display will emphasize OLED’s potential in the commercial sector by introducing a 55-inch double-sided display which shows different video images on each side for signage and a 139-inch Vertical Tiling OLED (VTO) display that is made of eight double-sided 65-inch OLED panels that are connected together to form a S-shape pattern. This VTO display also shows different video images on each side.

LG Display will highlight its industry leadership by introducing a 65-inch TV panel that uses advanced design elements including the company’s “Art Slim” technology as well as a “Borderless” feature that eliminates the border between the bezel and screen. The exhibit will also include a 65-inch UHD TV panel based on M+ technology with HDR that either reduces power consumption by 35% while maintaining brightness levels or increases brightness by 50% at the same level of power usage, and the first 8K (7,680 X 4,320) 65-inch TV panel based on M+ technology.

Different advanced technology solutions will show the potential of creating new markets, including a 86-inch stretched LCD display with an aspect ratio of 58:9 suitable for signage such as airport information, commercial, and retail displays; and a Video Wall display consisting of four 55-inch LCD screens and the world’s narrowest bezel at 0.9mm.

In the Auto Zone, LG Display will introduce a 25-inch “waterfall” curved LCD that fits into car interiors, and a 10.3-inch “Advanced In-Cell Touch” LCD that can respond to the touch of drivers wearing gloves.

The company will showcase a 11.6-inch 2-in-1 notebook that combines a notebook with a tablet, and 23-inch monitor displays with Advanced In-Cell Touch (AIT) technology that is used in smartphones and tablets. The technology realizes the slim & light design concept for notebooks and monitors. It will also introduce differentiated technology that will lead the next-generation display market, including a 15.6-inch UHD notebook panel with M+ technology that reduces power consumption, and a 31.5-inch 8K monitor panel that shows a lifelike picture quality.

Dr. Sang-Beom Han, Vice Chairman & CEO of LG Display said in a statement, “LG Display has been sharing successful solutions with its customers by meeting the market’s requirements and demands with its differentiated technology. We will continue to offer differentiated values to the market and customers and strengthen the company’s leadership by responding quickly to trends in the expanding OLED market, including the fast-growing automotive and signage sectors, by offering various solutions.”

Source: LG Display

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  1. Flexible displays were last year news. Apparently, what’s new here is the size of the display.

    Next questions: What are flexible displays good for? What’s their niche? What’s their MTBF? How easy are they to scratch? Are they more than just ‘Gee Whiz!’ cool?

    This year I suspect we’ll begin to find out…

    1. and a 31.5-inch 8K monitor panel that shows a lifelike picture quality

      Overkill. 8K is great for the afore mentioned giant exhibit screens. But no one is going to see any benefit of smashing that many pixels into a 31.5 inch display unless they’re viewing it with their face shoved into the screen. Hypity Hype Hype technology.

      (The accepted ideal viewing distance is the diagonal of any flat artwork or display. Visual acuity is measured as the maximum number of pixels detectable by the human eye at that ideal viewing distance).


      1. There are some applications where being able to show lines very close together but with correct width proportions is helpful in engineering.

        Very small text (for those whose eyes or reading glasses allow for that) still could look better on Retina displays.

        I also wonder if 8k might be noticeably better at showing detailed textures, such as sand (all those tiny grains) or fine wood grain.

        But these are obviously diminishing returns.

      1. I disagree though that was my initial reaction when i started reading. his questions are very important ones and if it was all about him he would not have agreed with Nevermark would he.

        We all know that this sort of research is not only necessary but will very often be useful in the future, directly or perhaps in ways we don’t yet even envisage but the questioning itself is a vital part of determining that isn’t it?

      2. What niche is that, anonymous coward whoever? Is someone asking questions too difficult a concept for your deceitful little brain? Or did you simply forget your meds again? It’s too easy to take a dump on dummies like you.

      3. Oh and I’d enjoy saying this directly to your faces, all you painfully anonymous cowards: You’re assholes. Just in case no one pointed this out to you before, it’s time to know you’re all assholes. Flinging your excrement back in your faces is my joy. What you give is what you get. AKA karma. 😀

          1. No actually. Every hate message actually shows more of YOU. And that’s not what you want at all, is it. Hide and throw darts at a distance because you can’t bear dealing with the darts you throw at yourself. Or you could wake up and become humane. Your choice.

  2. Apparently, innovation is only good if it comes from the Fruit Computer Company.

    This is a real breakthrough that has more to do with material science than anything apparent to you fanbois right now.

    And mark my words, Apple will find a way to use this technology that you so readily dimiss.

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