LG Introduces 88-inch 8K OLED Display Ahead Of CES 2018

At CES, Samsung, LG vie for top spot in premium TVs

It's as crisp and vibrant and lovely as the rest of the company's OLED portfolio, only it's that extra bit thinner, allowing it to be rolled down (kinda like a projector screen flipped on its head).

Any company that uses the technology can decide how to best hide the display when its off. You might want to start saving up now if you fancy one.

LG is hosting its CES 2018 press conference today in Las Vegas and there's a lot to look forward to. During the 2017 CES, the company showed off a tech demo of the concept and its possible applications. The display measures 65 inches in size.

There have been some monitors showcased at CES in the past year which can be bent a little, but LG's is the first one that can actually be rolled like a tube.

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LG hints that in time the giant TV set might be truly portable, making it a handy alternative to projectors for businesses and the perennially indecisive. We saw Samsung's range-topping 8K TV at a behind-closed-doors event and we came away impressed. That also means the rolled up portion of the new LG panel won't use any power while the strip at the top is in use. The company has introduced what it claims is the world's first 146-inch "modular" TV. It might also act as the Cupertino-located tech company's option to Samsung when it comes to display. LG's new display, however, seems more advanced and bigger in scale.

"The growing number of available OLED TV choices, especially high-profile Japanese and European brands, has resulted in more competition and pricing promotion activity in the OLED TV market".

The unveiling of the 65-in rollable television comes after LG revealed its big new display, an 88-inch 8K television.

It was a brilliant use of the Crystal Sound OLED technology, as laptop speakers often leave something to be desired in terms of sound quality. Besides the typical, full 65-inch screen, it's got a more cinematic 21:9 ratio option and a slender notification panel that can house weather info and act as a music player when you don't need the screen up front and centre.

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