LG unveils flexible television that can be rolled up

Rolled up the screen completely disappears.                  Sarah Tew  CNET

Previous year we included LG's rollable TV concept in our most mind-blowing gadgets from CES 2018, and now the television of the future is back at the popular tech expo in Las Vegas, and is ready to be the companies flagship 4K OLED TV for 2019.

Its Signature OLED TV R is a next-generation telly which can roll itself up into a little box, unfurled when it's time for Eastenders and then put away at the press of a button. The price and availability of the Signature Oled TV R has not been confirmed. The "line view" mode partially shows the TV, letting you see the clock, picture or music controls without taking up the full space.

The rollable TV called Signature Oled TV R was unveiled a year ago as a concept and looks like a huge sound bar that has the TV rolled out on its top.

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To foster new growth drivers, Kwon said LG has been shifting its focus from LCD to OLED to target the growing premium TV market.

LG's David Vanderwaal said: "LG's rollable OLED TV goes beyond what a TV could traditionally offer". The 2019 OLED and Nanocell LCD TVs also support the WISA speaker standard, letting users build their own wireless surround sound systems with an adapter.

At last year's CES, Samsung exhibited a 146-inch "The Wall" Micro LED TV. This TV uses an 8K quantum processing chip to fully release the potential of quantum dot display technology. LG pitches this as ideal for action movies and sports, although it should also be ideal for gaming where the slightest bit of unintended blur can spoil the experience. For convenient playback and mirroring, LG will be adding support for AirPlay 2 by Apple.

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