LG launches 65-inch 'rollable' TV at CES 2018

LG launches 65-inch 'rollable' TV at CES 2018

It was only a few years ago that LG Display wowed us with an 18-inch OLED screen that could bend and be rolled up like paper.

The firm's new 4K TV can be rolled in a tube form and carried around in a box, making it highly portable. Using transducers to vibrate the display's glass panel, the screen can actually function as a speaker itself, removing the need for a sound bar or other unsightly additions.

We will, of course, update with any details and bring you our first impressions of these new TVs as soon as we set eyes on them.

Despite just getting back into mobile OLED technology on phones, LG is a veteran of OLED TVs. The screen will be shown at CES in Las Vegas in the coming week. Using LG's CLOi's home robot, VanderWaal showed off how one would be able to control various appliances in their home (although CLOi stopped taking commands after the first one during the live demo). Top-line sales doubled year over year in the recently reported third quarter, while earnings flipped from a modest loss to $0.28 of positive earnings per share. The company has already invested huge to ensure a lead in OLED production for TVs and eventually for mobile panels to capture a market share dominated by Samsung. While this is as innovative as it gets, LG has not yet revealed the specifics of the TV. Questions like "when" and "how much" are for another day, however - for now, LG is just content to show that it has the technology, and it seems to work.

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LG's chief technology officer IP Park said adding ThinQ to all its devices would "completely change the way we use products".

Panasonic also unveiled two new Ultra HD Blu-ray players, including the DP-UB820 and the UP-UB420. Samsung did not reveal the price or when it will be available exactly but it did confirm that it will ship this year.

Crystal Sound OLED also in development to emanate sound from OLED panels.

IHS noted that during the weeks surrounding Black Friday, LG dropped the price of its entry-level B7 series 55-inch and 65-inch 4K OLED TVs by US$200, pricing its lowest tier 55B7 model at US$1,499.