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.

Read More: OLED vs LED LCD

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.

Unlike other sites, we thoroughly review everything we recommend, using industry standard tests to evaluate products. We’ll always tell you what we find. We may get a commission if you buy via our price links. Tell us what you think – email the Editor