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LG Rolls Out 55″ OLED TV That Attaches To A Wall With Magnets

LG Rolls Out 55" OLED TV That Attaches To A Wall With Magnets

The 1mm thick display screen can also be rolled up and stored away and weighs less than 2 kilo 

Instead of a cumbersome mount, it is simply placed on wall using magnets. The new TV that was revealed this week in Korea and is tipped to be shown at IFA in Berlin in September. 

To remove the display from the wall, you peel the screen off a mat that is attached to the wall via the magnets. 

The OLED display used high molecular substance-based polyimide film as the backplane of the flexible panel instead of conventional plastic to achieve the maximum curvature radius. 

The polyimide film also helped reduce the thickness of the panel to significantly improve its flexibility.

As for the transparent OLED panel, it boasts 30 percent transmittance, which was achieved by adopting the company’s transparent pixel design technology. 

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LG who are a global leader in OLED display technology believe that “this type of design and the flexibility of the technology” will lead to “rapid acceptance” of the technology an LG executive said. 

The end result could see TV’s suddenly become thinner, lighter and far more flexible than current model TV’s claim analysts. 

The head of LG Display’s OLED business unit, Sang-Deog Yeo, said ‘OLED represents a ground-breaking technology’ not only for the company, but also for the industry.’

The unveiling was part of a broader announcement by LG Display to showcase its plans for the future. 

The company said its display strategy will centre on OLED technology – even though manufacturers have struggled to mass produce the more complex sets.

LG vowed to ramp up OLED production from the third quarter of this year to a substantial level that can meet clients’ demands.

‘We should be able to supply a satisfactory volume to our clients from July or August, which means we’re hoping to buckle down production as well as promotion from the third quarter,’ Sang-Deog Yeo told reporters.  

‘It has taken a year and half for us to raise the yield to this level (for OLEDs), while it’d taken nearly 10 years to achieve the yield for LCDs,’ he said.

LG Display will keep its focus on large screens, with a plan to introduce an OLED panel as big as 99 inches this year, the executive said. 

The company released 55-inch, 66-inch and 77-inch OLED models earlier in the year. 

The company also cited comments made at the press event by Ching W. Tang, a professor at the University of Rochester in New York who said OLED displays will not become ubiquitous for another five to 10 years. 

At that point, Tang said, they could outpace LCDs in total shipments.

OLED is widely believed to be the next frontier.

The technology adds an organic compound layer that allows not only for exceedingly thin screens, but for those displays to be curved. The organic material also emits its own light, eliminating the need for a backlight. 

That allows for such thin screens and has made OLED a desirable choice not only for televisions, but for a wide range of wearables and other mobile products. 

LG Display believes OLED could be the de facto display technology in all products in the future.

While some OLED screens have been used by companies like Samsung, LG and Sony, the costs are still quite high to produce the displays. 

LG has revealed a working roll-up TV that is also transparent when not in use. The Ultra HD screen uses a special film instead of plastic as backing to allow screen to be rolled into a tight tube for transport.