LG Debuts Paper-Thin, Stick-to-the-Wall OLED TV

LG yesterday unveiled a new paper-thin and incredibly light OLED display TV prototype. Could this represent the next great leap in TV technology?

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The OLED panel is a good size at 55-inches, but the most surprising thing is that it’s only 0.97mm thick and weighs just 4.2 pounds. Did we mention that it’s also essentially a ‘peel and stick’ television? The TV sticks to the wall with a magnetic mat, meaning you could potentially move the television from room-to-room as opposed to having multiple sets around the house.

That said, the panel is currently just a prototype, so we could be waiting a while for these devices to actually hit the market, but this definitely means exciting things for the future of TV technology.

Though the market is still dominated by LED technology, OLED displays are slowly becoming more mainstream, with LG throwing plenty of weight (and dollars) behind the development of its OLED line of televisions. Yeo Sang-deog, head of LG Display’s OLED division, said the company plans to increase its production of OLED displays in Q3 of this year, selling 600,000 OLED displays in 2015 and 1.5 million in 2016.

“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 said at a press event in Korea.

 

 

[Source: Mashable]

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