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LG showcases rollable TV at NFT Now

08 December 2021
Attendees at NFT view the first rollable OLED television that is a 4K set powered by LG’s fourth generation Alpha 9 processor. Source: LG

LG Electronics has introduced what it claims is the world's first rollable television at the NFT Now tradeshow taking place this week in Miami.

Called the LG Signature OLED R, the 65 inch television allows users to make the display disappear at the touch of a button. This means users are not required to mount a TV to a wall or have it in open view at all times.

The technology for the flexible 4K OLED screen is made from one sheet of glass and features luminous display technology composed of more than 8 million self-lit pixels for better picture quality powered by LG’s fourth generation Alpha 9 processor.

The TV can be transformed into three different viewing windows to expand an experience for watching content and includes mood lighting, music listening, smart home control and more.

While rollable and flexible technology is quickly being ported to smartphones, it is only starting to be experimented with on a larger scale for appliances such as televisions. The flexible displays may not be applicable for all appliances due to the placement of most of the areas where these displays might be located. While smart ovens and microwaves are a thing, a flexible display oven or microwave may not make the most sense.

Televisions, however, make sense for those in areas where space is tight or to add more aesthetics to a bedroom or living room.

The foldable TV was installed in one of Miami’s financial office buildings that was reimagined into a 23,000 square foot gallery at NFT Now. In addition to the foldable TV, LG displays were installed in a variety of works. Twin OLED R TVs were located in the LG lounge looped designs by other NFT artists.

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