The challenge of moving a bulky television screen may soon be a thing of the past. CNET reports that South Korean electronics maker LG has developed a new type of flexible TV panel that can be rolled up like a newspaper.
The company took the wraps off the new 18-inch screen Thursday, along with another new 18-inch TV panel that’s transparent. The latter cold be used to hide a TV on walls at home or at an office, the story notes.
“According to LG, the flexible panel has a high-definition class resolution of 1,200×810 with almost 1 million megapixels. And the panel can be rolled up to a radius of 3 centimeters without affecting the function of the display,” the piece reports.
Other companies are also working on transparent and flexible screens, with Samsung, Nokia and Apple working on devices such as tablets and smartphones with flexibility, CNET adds.
“But LG has been on the forefront of cutting-edge panel development," the story reports. "It debuted a flexible smartphone, the G Flex, earlier this year and unveiled a 77-inch flexible OLED TV during the Consumer Electronics Show in January.”
LG reportedly plans to combine the two TV screen technologies and aims to have a new rollable and transparent 18-inch OLED panel on the market in 2017.