Korean electronics giant LG at CES 2019 unveiled a roll-up television screen as a trend of bendable displays in Las Vegas.
It is a ultra-high definition LG Signature television that rolls into and out of a base stand – which also serves as a sophisticated sound bar. It can roll to different heights depending upon its use. When in “Line” mode, it rolls up partially for music playback or to display information like time and weather. It also has a built-in Amazon Alexa assistant for easy voice command.
The demonstration showed that the 65-inch (165 centimetre) screen could disappear completely into the base, extend just part way to display photos, act as a control screen for smart devices, or rise completely for full viewing
All of LG’s new OLED televisions, including the roll-up model, will be infused with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa virtual assistant software as well at Apple AirPlay software.
There hasn’t been a guaranteed price or release date just yet, LG has stated that their latest TV will be rolling into stores sometime this year.
They currently have a 65-inch ultra-thin TV dubbed the “Wallpaper” that retails starting around US$7,000 so we can only assume the OLED TV R will sell for a good bit more than that.
The Bendable and foldable screens were expected to be among the technology trends on display at CES.