LG just announced the world’s first 48-inch bendable OLED display, flat for watching TV, curved while gaming

LG just announced the world’s first 48-inch bendable OLED display, flat for watching TV, curved while gaming

Curved displays were all the rage a few years ago, as TV manufacturers struggled for a selling point after 3D didn’t go as expected. Within 12-24 months, 4K became the focus and we all realised a curved TV in the living room, a shared space, didn’t make much sense.

What did emerge is the usefulness as gaming monitors. Curving widescreen and ultrawidescreen displays enables the single person in front of them, to feel immersed in the content. When you’re gaming, that becomes a very natural fit, given immersion is exactly the experience you’re chasing.

Today LG has announced a new OLED that actually bends. The world’s first 48″ Bendable Cinematic Sound OLED (CSO) optimized for gaming will be shown during CES 2021.

The 48″ bendable display utilizes OLED’s advantages as its paper-thin screen bends and unfolds with a curvature radius of up to 1,000R, meaning that it can be made to bend up to a radius of 1,000mm without affecting the function of the display.

It can therefore be turned into a flat-screen while watching TV and used as a curved screen while gaming. The curved display offers a uniform viewing distance from the middle of the screen to its edge, maximizing the visual immersion that is popular among gamers.

In addition, the company’s CSO technology enables OLED displays to vibrate and make their own sound without the use of any speakers, offering a vivid sense of reality a

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