Watch LG’s latest demonstration of its flexible 18-inch OLED display


When it comes to advances in television technology, innovations such as HD, 4K and even the new $120,000 TV  have mostly focused on enhancing picture quality. While picture quality is certainly important, LG is raising the bar with its latest OLED display technology.

As you can see in the featured video above, LG’s OLED screen is highly flexible. Instead of using plastic, LG’s OLED display uses polyimide film to allow for its impressive range of flexibility. If you really want to impress your friends, tell them OLED is an acronym for Organic Light Emitting Diode. Put simply, when an electric current is applied to a film of organic compound, called an electroluminescent layer, light is emitted.

LG has also been working on a flexible OLED display that is also transparent. As you’ll see in the following video, LG has managed to increase the transparency level of the OLED display while also diminishing the effect of hazing when bent.

In a recent interview, Said In-Byung Kang, Senior Vice President and Head of the R&D Center at LG Display, says, “LG Display pioneered the OLED TV market and is now leading the next-generation applied OLED technology. We are confident that by 2017, we will successfully develop an Ultra HD flexible and transparent OLED panel of more than 60 inches, which will have transmittance of more than 40 percent and a curvature radius of 100R, thereby leading the future display market.”

We here can hardly wait.

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Brandon Bailey is a late bloomer, specifically a Saussurea Obvallata. Someday you may see him at a local botanical display, or perhaps just withering on the vine. Brandon has had a lifelong fascination with science, history, travel, and the lost arts. He can be found writing in East Los Angeles, California, or exploring the city’s many hidden treasures. Brandon is also a self-taught pianist and a connoisseur of music in all its forms.