It is the world’s first and largest of its kind, says LG. The 77” OLED display is transparent and can be rolled up. The dream of wallpaper displays is one step closer to reality.
Wallpaper displays are one step closer
LG has just launched its ”wallpaper OLED TV” but despite the panel inside being flexible, the actual TV is quite rigid. Nevertheless, the industry is continuing to pursue the dream of true wallpaper displays.
LG.Display is showing off a transparent 77” OLED display that can be rolled up to radius of 80 millimeters without affecting the display. The extremely flexible display can wrap around surfaces like seen in the photos. It is the first of its kind, the company said.
For now, the display is intended for commercial use. LG.Display is also producing OLED panels for consumer products, including all available OLED TVs on the market.
- “LG Display, opened the large-sized OLED TV market in 2013, has been leading the OLED industry and will continue to bring innovation to the market,” said In-Byung Kang, Chief Technology Officer at LG.Display. “We pledge to provide differentiated value as the leader in the future display market.”
As part of ”Future Flagship Program”
The display has a resolution of 3840x2160 pixels and 40% transparency. It has been developed as part of an investment program – ”Future Flagship Program” – that is co-financed by the South Korean government to the tune of between 55 and 110 million US dollars. When the program was announced in 2012 the stated goal was to develop a transparent and flexible OLED display measuring 60 inches or more.
LG.Display beat out local rival Samsung in 2012 to receive funding. A number of subcontractors are also involved. The South Korean government hopes that OLED technology can help create 840,000 new jobs and annual export valued at 56 billion US dollars.
LG.Display has furthermore confirmed that it is on track to open its new P10 OLED factory in the first half of 2018. The plant will produce small-, medium, and large-size OLED panels.