A TV roll-up? LG working on flexible OLED panel

LG's 18-inch flexible OLED panel can be rolled up into a 3 cm tube. (LG Display/Handout)

LG's 18-inch flexible OLED panel can be rolled up into a 3 cm tube. (LG Display/Handout)

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Roll up, roll up - your TV.

Technology giant LG has confirmed it is working on paper-thin panels, that can be rolled up into a 3 cm tube.

On Thursday, the company unveiled an 18-inch flexible OLED screen with a resolution of 1,200 by 800, according to a press release.

LG Display said the panel uses a "high molecular substance-based polyimide film" instead of the standard plastic. This made the panels thinner and gave it the curvature radius of 30R, making it easier to bend.

LG also unveiled a transparent OLED display with a 30% transmittance - which refers to the amount of light that passes through the screen. (Standard TVs have a transmittance of around 10%).


LG's transparent OLED panel. (LG Display/Handout)

"LG Display pioneered the OLED TV market and is now leading the next-generation applied OLED technology," senior vice president and head of the R&D centre said in the press release. "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% and a curvature radius of 100R, thereby leading the future display market.”

- With files from QMI Agency


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