LG has shown at the CES 2019 world’s first rollable TV, using OLED technology they managed to roll 65 inch size TV inside a small box with a front facing speaker. When unrolled it looks just like every OLED TV, it still produces same picture quality as high-end TV’s. It is claimed to be tested up to 50 000 rolls up and down. It means that if you turned it on 4 times a day it would last you over 34 years. What’s more the screen shows no stress from rolling what so ever.
When turned off LG’s OLED TV looks just like a piece of furniture, a stylish speaker in grey shade. Turn it on, and the screen will rise from within the box to its full size, as silent as possible. Turn it off, it will descend back into the box. It also has a special option named “Line View”, basically in this mode the screen rises to the 1/4 of its standard high. It has custom UI that’s shows current weather, localisation, you can even play music and descent it completely down! Sound system will interact with your mobile via Bluetooth.
Although it looks just like a gadget, a little reminder of what the future will be- it is certainly not. The LG claimed that it will be available at the second half of the 2019. We still don’t know the price and whether this model will become popular. In particular when it comes to the shops with LG’s second big player – 88 inch screen 8K TV.