Flexible TVs to be showcased at CES 2014

Mark O'Beirne, ClickOnline.com

, Last Updated: 10:24 AM ET

LG and Samsung are tipped to be showing off flexible OLED TV prototypes at CES 2014 (Jan. 7-10). Unnamed official sources at both companies, so take from that what you will, told the Korea Times that these screens will be on display at the exhibition.

According to an "industry official" familiar with the plans, a remote control will adjust the display's bend, allowing users to set the best viewing angles for any given situation. Samsung informed the Times that its flexible TV uses plastic-based OLED displays and the back panel is used to adjust the shape of the display.

While curved displays were showcased at CES 2013, their fixed viewing angles didn't suit everybody. These flexible displays would solve that particular issue. What many will be curious about is how the TVs keep the image from being distorted as the screen moves.

Flexible displays seem to be the future of a number of devices. Both LG and Samsung are also experimenting with the technology for mobile phones. LG released the G Flex and Samsung released the Galaxy Round this year, and we expect that these displays will become more widespread in 2014.