Last year, Korean manufacturer LG showed their rollable tv for the first time at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The prototype stunned spectators and industry watchers. This year, LG announced that their flagship TV is becoming a commercial product, available later this year.
The display is an OLED-based flexible panel, that offers many benefits for TVs currently on the market – without a backlight, the technology can create perfect blacks and contrasts so you can watch movies with perfect quality. But the absence of the backlight also makes the rollable feature possible, with the entire TV being thin enough to completely roll up.
Users can adjust the aspect ratio to allow for specific cinematic experiences, with Full View, Line View and Zero View options. The TV also supports Amazon Alexa, Apple AirPlay 2 and HomeKit. In Line View, the TV rolls down to leave a small strip visible, showings things like the time, weather, music playlists and your favourite photos. Or, you can let the TV roll all the way into the box and forget it even exists with ‘Zero View’.
Pricing and availability have yet to be announced, but this promises to be a very expensive gadget.