The futuristic LG TV that rolls itself in and out of a box could hit living rooms in 2019 - check it out in action
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- The rollable TV technology that LG showed off at CES earlier this year will be released as a consumer product in 2019, according to a Bloomberg report.
- The TV display itself is rolled up like a poster in its enclosure when not in use. It un-rolls and raises itself upward with a press of a button.
- It may seem like a novelty, but there are some actual realistic applications for a rollable TV.
The rollable OLED TV technology that LG showed off at CES earlier this year will become a TV you can actually buy in 2019, according to Bloomberg, which cited a source familiar with the matter.LG's rollable TV was among the most popular and sensational products at CES 2018. With the press of a button, a large 65-inch TV display would emerge from a narrow rectangular box. With another press of a button, the TV display would lower itself back into its rectangular enclosure. Advertisement
There's no word on pricing at the moment, and it's easy to expect an astronomical price tag. We'll have to wait and see what LG announces in 2019.
Check out LG's rollable 65-inch OLED TV in action:
To fit inside its enclosure, the display itself needs to roll up like a poster. When it un-rolls itself out of the enclosure, the display is supported with a seemingly invisible frame.
It may seem like a pointless novelty, but a rollable TV design has realistic applications.Advertisement
LG's rollable TV can also roll itself down to better display certain videos.
And it can be rolled down until it's a narrow sliver when displaying things like music information or the weather.Advertisement
Rollable TV displays are only possible with one type of screen technology.
We might learn more about LG's rollable TV plans at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January.Advertisement
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