LG have unveiled a high definition screen that can be rolled up like a sheet of paper, the 18-inch screen can be flapped and bent in all sorts of ways while displaying a clear image. Perhaps someday we will roll up the family Television and slide it into a drawer however the screen is still in prototype and can only be rolled from one direction with a maximum screen size of 18 inches
LG have remained tight lipped about the 30R 18 inch rollable screen and released the photo above.
In 2014 LG said its flexible OLED panel boasted an HD resolution of 1200×810 and can be rolled up to a radius of 3 centimetres without affecting functionality. It also stated the screen had a 30% transmittance, which refers to the amount of light that passes through the screen which is up 3 fold on from the usual 10%, meaning you will be able to see object behind the screen more clearly.
In-Byung Kang, senior vice president and head of the R&D centre at LG Display, said that they are confident that by 2017 they will have developed a 60 inch Ultra HD screen for the consumer market.
This type of concept display has been seen before from the likes of Sharp, Sony, Samsung and others in the past however it does indicate that LG sees these types of displays as differentiation points for smartphones and tablets. LG sees these types of screens rolling up into our pockets or being made to wrap around interior space.
LG showed similar technology in 2015 as proof of the concept but did not release images to the public but they look set to show the world their new screens in 2016.