LG made an 18-inch OLED display that can be rolled up like a newspaper

LG is no stranger to screens that can flex and curve, and this time around the manufacturer has come up with an 18-inch OLED display that can be rolled up like a newspaper. The display will be showcased during CES 2016, alongside a host of new offerings from LG's display division.

New 65- and 77-inch 4K TVs, as well as LG's first 8K model, the UH9800, will be on display at the event, as well as a concept 55-inch OLED "paper-thin" TV that has its electronics installed separately. We'll be bringing you all the details from the show floor, so stay tuned for more.

Source: LG Display

Harish Jonnalagadda
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40 Comments
  • Sell it or gtfo. We've seen this before at ces before, right? Posted from my Nexus 6/Nexus 7 2013/Surface Pro 3
  • Amen! And that's not how I roll my newspaper. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Also it better come with an extended warranty since every time you see these flexible displays they have a few rows of dead pixels and trouble areas.
  • Cool tech. Lam I Am
  • What do we need an 8K TV for? I don't know about anyone else, but I can hardly tell the difference above 1080p. It seems like manufacturers are just making screens higher resolution for the sake of saying they have the highest resolution screen. Posted via the Android Central App
  • it's called advancement in technology, whether you need it or not. it's there for those who want to take advantage of what the company as researched for and developed this past year.
  • Right? This new hivemind bandwagon of people saying they can't tell past 1080p is already very old. I remember people were saying that about 720p. Also when any screen over 5" is just ridiculous and no one wants that. Why even bother with 1080p? Let's take it back to 720.
  • Law of Diminishing Returns
  • No, no. I'm not jumping on any bandwagon. I'm all for new tech but I really can't see the use for 8K. The technology can keep going up and up, but your eyes have a threshold, and I think 8K might be past it. And in my opinion, 1080p is still sufficient, and not out-of-this-universe expensive. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Blame the consumer. They're always buying products based on numbers rather than technical merit. :)
  • Absolutely true. Most people can't tell between 720 and 1080 let alone higher. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Put it on a big enough screen and everyone can tell the difference. Mr. Magoo can tell the difference. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I have a 70" 1080p and obviously I don't watch it from so close, but you can see individual pixels within about 3ft. I also have a 49" UHD and it is beautiful. Go to Walmart/Best Buy and look at the 1080p's and then go look at the 4k's and tell me you don't see a difference, then I'll tell you to go to an optometrist because you need glasses. Posted via the Android Central App and Nexus 6
  • this... if you cant tell the difference, you need better glasses, 1080P aint even in the same ball park. does 1080P look good, sure it does, but that doesn't mean that 4K doesn't look a lot better.
  • I think that's display for television. If you see close enough you still can see the pixel even on 4k TV. So i guess it makes a difference Posted via the Android Central App
  • That said most content we see is on HD so it wont make a difference in that case Posted via the Android Central App
  • Yeah, if you sit 1 feet away from a 70" TV.
  • We only do if we're talking about a TV that's over a metre in diameter. Bigger screens benefit from higher resolution.
    The problem is that content isn't keeping up. We have no 4K blu-rays yet let alone 8K. Few films are released in 4K. And DVDs with their SD quality are unbelievably still a thing so... Posted via the Android Central App
  • "Bigger screens benefit from higher resolution." Not always.
  • that must my why my G Note has a 2k display, because the screen needs to be bigger than a yard...
  • Until my display is indistinguishable from the things around it, they should keep going.
  • So we'll be having OLED newspapers then... Soft and sweet Marshmallow
  • Just looking in the movies. ;) our newspaper will talk to us now. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Aw how i can not wait for the future :) and all its techno origami glory Posted via the Android Central App on my Frost Nexus 6P
  • Cool I would love to wack the dog with that now... Posted with my NOTE 5 on damn verizon!
  • LOL "Your dog being naughty? No need to roll a newspaper. Roll your TV instead!"
  • So now we have a 8k TV now. My question is how did it take so long or why didn't crt have any huge advancements outside of color TV and remotes? Posted via the Android Central App
  • The depth of the CRT increases proportionally with the screen size. The weight increases dramatically as well. A 70" CRT would take up an entire medium-sized room with no place to sit. Also, you'd need a fork lift to get it into your house.
  • Even the Salvation Army does not take CRT's any more. We had a 56 inch Sony projection TV, and when we upgraded, it was suggested that we move it to the basement. I said no way and called a guy with a pickup to haul it away! That sucker was heavy enough to make the house settle more on one side.
  • So now they have a flexible OLED display but no more Flex series phones.. perhaps we'll pur them into cars or on surround gaming monitors, or just on a rounded fridge door.
  • Flex 3 powered by snapdragon 820 this year posted via the LG Flex 2
  • Why can't Samsung or Apple innovative like this? Posted via the Android Central App
  • LG's leading the way display and smartphone technology. They homered twice last year with the Flex 2 and V10 and until now, nothing comes even close. posted via the LG Flex 2
  • Samsung showcased their bendable 'youm' display at CES 2013.
  • Nice. Now we can roll up the TV to chastise the dogs when they misbehave! Posted via the Android Central App
  • wow so excited for the FLEX 3 posted via the LG Flex 2
  • Why no one took the time to shoot a cool video of this???
  • Now what LG could do is share the electronics in rubberized end pieces to run the height of the panel. Provide a couple of bases for the end pieces to stand upright with the screen open between them, and you would have a VERY portable TV.
  • Great idea if you ask me... Don't care about the drama of the first few comments, I just care about it looks cool.
  • Now we'll have a new old way of reading news