- LG Display has unveiled a bendable OLED gaming TV concept ahead of CES 2021.
- The 48-inch screen curves for immersion in games, and flattens for movies.
- Itâ€™s not certain if this will become a production model.
Curved TVs are great for games and other content that benefits from an immersive view, but they can be a pain when youâ€™re just trying to catch up on your latest shows. You might not have to compromise in the future, though. LG Display has unveiled a prototype bendable OLED gaming TV that curves on demand.
LGâ€™s 48-inch OLED is bendable to a 1,000R radius when you want that extra dash of immersion for games, but flattens for TV shows and other material where a curve could be distracting. Like other modern OLED screens, this panel is flicker-free, boasts virtually instantaneous response times and supports variable refresh rates up to 120Hz.
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You wouldnâ€™t even need speakers. The bendable OLED TV uses LGâ€™s Cinematic Sound to produce audio by vibrating the display itself. Advances in technology have slimmed the display exciter behindÂ the technology to just 0.02 inches thick â€” you might not even notice that itâ€™s present.
The company will hold a virtual showcase for the set at CES 2021.
Whether or not you see a production version isnâ€™t clear. LG Display has clearly designed the bendable OLED with practical considerations in mind, but itâ€™s not a full-fledged TV product you can buy at this stage. It could be some time before LG or one of its panel customers turns this into a shipping device you can put in your living room. Instead, think of this as a peek at where TVs might go â€” your future set could change shape based on whatever youâ€™re watching or playing.