CES 2018: LG's new Roll Up concept can make TVs portable

CES 2018: LG's new Roll Up concept can make TVs portable

LG has built the world's first 65-inch rollable 4K display in a stunning feat of tech engineering. LG is taking another shot at it with the new Roll Up TV at the CES 2018 in Las Vegas.

"LG Display is all about innovative products that provide new value to customers", says Dr Sang-Beom Han, the CEO of LG's display division.

That said, tech firms have sporadically showcased flexible and rollable displays at such tech conferences over the years. That this display rolls up and out of its box when in use and back into it when not makes it far easily to move than many larger displays, and it also allows for a more minimalist look to your living room when it's not in use. But it's most likely to be a prototype as well. Smaller-scale versions of flexible displays have been used by LG before - like in the LG G Flex 2, for example - but seeing it used in a proper TV-like package is new territory.

LG's Roll Up TV is a big-screen variant of the 18-inch screen concept, showed at CES 2016, and can be actually rolled up by like a poster.

"With this unparalleled portability, the 65-inch rollable display ensures that users can enjoy bright, high-resolution content anytime, anywhere". In the intervening two years, LG certainly seems to have made big strides.

LG created the screen using its famous OLED display technology, which allows for a wide range of colours and impressive contrast. The fact that this is a full-sized TV display with complete 4K resolution shows just how far LG has come in developing its unique OLED home theater screens in ways that no LCD TV so far comes close to imitating.

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