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LG May Showcase Rollable 77-inch Display Panel At CES 2016

December 21, 2015 - Written By Kishalaya Kundu

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2016 is just a few days away, and many consumer technology companies are gearing up to put their best foot forward at the event, and give us a taste of what’s in store for the rest of the year. As with every year, the event is scheduled to take place in Las Vegas, Nevada, and like many other companies, South Korean consumer electronics major, LG Electronics, has lined up quite a few gadgets and new technology, which it plans to show off at the annual trade show to be held from the sixth to the ninth of January this time round. As per an earlier announcement from the company, it will be introducing three new Music Flow sound bars and X-Boom audio systems at the next month’s big trade show.

However, it now looks as though speakers are not the only thing LG will introduce at the event next month. Latest reports coming out of South Korea seem to indicate that the display technologies unit of the South Korean multinational company might well showcase a number of ‘rollable’ OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) displays. LG Display happens to be one of the largest display panel manufacturers in the world, and in recent times, the company has been experimenting with bendable, foldable and curved displays, with the company’s G Flex and G Flex 2 smartphones being two cases in point. The company has also demoed a proof-of-concept foldable 18-inch display last year, so it wouldn’t be a major surprise to see the company showcasing such innovative new technology, especially now that its fellow South Korean rival Samsung, is already said to be working on foldable panels under the codename ‘Project Valley‘, and has already showcased transparent TV panels at the IFA trade show earlier this year.

Sources quoted by Korea Times claim that the company is likely to show off at least one 77-inch rollable OLED display, which is the largest display panel the company current manufactures. While the company virtually admitted that it will be unveiling some rollable OLED panels at the trade show, an official company spokesperson refused to divulge any further details by saying, “We cannot reveal our plans over rollable OLED TVs at the upcoming tech fair”. An official from LG’s Display unit however, reportedly claimed that the company is already technologically capable of mass-producing such display panels, but is taking a wait-and-watch approach for the time being seeing as there may not be enough of a market demand for the same at this stage.