LG debuts giant flexible display screen

South Korea’s electronics giant LG has showcased a massive flexible screen that’s 77” across (corner to corner). It is the biggest-ever such display.

The screen is designed mainly for use where flexibility is useful, in retail environments, for example. One suggestion is that the fact that it can easily be rolled up and transported in a tube would also be appealing. It also means that it could be placed wrapped around a pillar in a shopping mall or high street.

The screen is also potentially 40 per cent transparent, and one suggestion is that – mounted vertically – it could be used as a ’virtual mirror’ in retail shops.

The display development can expand the use of OLED panels — currently used for smartphones and televisions only — into more diverse areas including architecture, automobiles and health care,” said Lee In-ho, deputy minister at South Korea’s Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, and which helped fund the project.

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