LG has revolutionized flexible OLEDs. Its new 18-inch screen can be rolled up while continuing to display images. The company has also unveiled a transparent version that could, literally, turn your windows into TV screens.
Flexible screens have been around for a while, but LG is the first company to create an OLED that can be rolled up while still displaying images. The display has 1200 x 810 resolution and can be rolled up to a radius of 3cm. LG says this new screen is proof that they will also create 50-inch rollable screens.
The transparent OLED could be used as a replacement for plastic or glass materials around the house, such as windows and room dividers. LG also boasts a two percent transmittance, where most suffer from 10 percent. This means LG's screen is much clearer.
"LG Display pioneered the OLED TV market and is now leading the next-generation applied OLED technology," said In-Byung Kang, senior VP and head of R&D at LG Display "We are confident that by 2017, we will successfully develop an Ultra HD flexible and transparent OLED panel of more than 60 inches, which will have transmittance of more than 40 percent and a curvature radius of 100R, thereby leading the future display market."