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LG's rollable TV is the pick of the futuristic displays at CES

LG's rollable TV is the pick of the futuristic displays at CES

Flexible and transparent screens like this one require Universal Display's OLED expertise.

The company is slated to showcase the new 65-inch "rollable" OLED TV at the LG booth in the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2018 (January 9-12) in Las Vegas. That's a huge screen that might actually benefit from 8K resolution compared to 4K.

At this pace, we might even see phone-cum-tablet hybrids (more than 10-inch size) with foldable/rollable capability in a couple of years if not earlier. The new OLED series will include the G8, C8, E8 and B8 series of televisions which will range from 55 to 75 inches.

While the 8K OLED display indeed provides unmatched picture quality with wider viewing angles, the problem is the lack of 8K content that can be watched on it. According to the images, this flexible OLED panel is attached to a soundbar in which the TV rolls into place.

LG spent much of their lackluster CES keynote highlighting the potential of its new AI platform, ThinQ, to revolutionize the lives of consumers and their company's bottom line. The TVs also support 120FPS high frame rate video.

An OLED panel comes with several advantages over traditional LCDs. Since OLED don't require backlighting, they are super slim as well. The contrast is also flawless because black pixels in an OLED matrix are simply off. LG has just unveiled a 65in 4K television set that rolls up like a poster when it's not in use.

In addition to just being a remarkably thin and handsome OLED set with near-perfect blacks and eye-popping hues, you can use the rollable TV in three distinct modes. Scott Huffman VP, Engineering, Google Assistant, took to the stage to talk about Google's partnership with LG in products like the upcoming ThinQ AI speaker, a new LG Tone Active headset which will have a dedicated button for Assistant. Like LG, Samsung too has kept majority of the specifications a secret for now. At CES 2016 it showcased a similar rollable TV with a smaller 18-inch screen.

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