LG reveals super-thin stick-on OLED TV
LG has unveiled an impossibly thin OLED TV that can be stuck to a wall with magnets.
At an industry event in its home country of South Korea, LG recently showcased a 55-inch OLED TV that was less than 1mm thick.
This, combined with the fact that it weighs just 1.9kg, means that the TV can be stuck to a wall via a magnetic matt. It’s essentially a combination of the most advanced wallpaper and the techiest fridge magnet you’ve ever seen.
As Yonhap News points out, LG’s current flagship 55-inch TV set is 4.3mm thick – hardly chunky by modern standards.
Of course, the fact that this new prototype display is so thin means that it wouldn’t function particularly well as a TV. Physical connectivity is currently a no-no, meaning that your present games console and cable TV box would be useless with it.
This isn’t a current or even immediate future kind of a product, though. In fact, it’s not even close to being a final product just yet. This is simply a proof of concept that shows where TV technology might be heading.
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It’s also another chance for LG to rub its rivals’ (read: Samsung’s) faces in it by showing how good it is at producing very large, very thin OLED displays.
Towards the end of 2014, LG claimed that it had such a sizeable advantage in producing large OLED panels, it could take three years for Samsung to catch up, and ten years to fully recover.