LG stuns tech world with 18-inch display that rolls up like a newspaper — showcases it at CES 2016

LG stuns tech world with 18-inch display that rolls up like a newspaper — showcases it at CES 2016

LG is making big waves at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show.

Tech giant LG is planning on making a big splash at the Consumer Electronics Shows 2016, and they’ve already done so with the eye-popping unveiling of an 18-inch flexible display that rolls up like a newspaper.

The South Korean corporation is on hand at CES 2016 to showcase its latest line of televisions and other displays, and the new prototype was certainly an attention-getter, with reports that the display even had full HD resolution, according to an iTechPost.com report.

And the company may be gunning for an even larger display of up to 55 inches and more.

The technology is called OLED, or organic LED. It doesn’t have a back panel that televisions have to provide light to the screen, which is what allows it to bend.

LG had actually showcased this technology last year and even said it expects to launch a 60-inch rollable panel by 2017, but not much had been heard fromt he company until now.

How does it work? It appears to use high molecular substance-based plymid film as an alternative to a backplane.

Of course, no one knows how much this display is going to cost as LG hasn’t said yet. There’s also no indication that any have been sold to consumers yet. Right now, LG appears focused on getting the product through the prototype stage.

The new display isn’t the only way LG is catching people’s attention at CES 2016, which is going on this week in Las Vegas. The company is also rolling out a massive 98-inch Super Ultra HD 8K television set.

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