LG unveils flexible television that can be rolled up

09 January, 2019, 00:08 | Author: Jared Lewis
  • That’s a television control she’s clutching in case you’re wondering

The rollable TV called Signature Oled TV R was unveiled past year as a concept and looks like a huge sound bar that has the TV rolled out on its top. The South Korean company claims that its roll-up OLED TV offers the same picture quality, viewing angles and deep blacks as its standard OLED sets. According to LG, the flexible OLED panel can handle 50,000 rollings and unrollings, or over 34 years of rolling and unrolling it four times a day.

The new Smart rollable TV is named as LG Signature OLED TV R (model 65R9).

Turned off, the OLED TV R looks like a coffee table, or an empty TV stand. To be called the Signature OLED TV R, the television has an ultra-thin, rollable display that disappears into a box at the press of a button.

Then, when the screen is needed, it rolls out of the cabinet to provide a superthin 65-inch 4K HDR OLED panel with the speaker system turning to TV duties. In addition, the retractable screen gives users three different viewing options: Full View, Line View and Zero View. Both support Dolby Vision and Atmos, use the Alpha 9 generation 2 processor with ThinQ AI and webOS 4.5, and, of course, have 7,680-by-4,320 resolution with four times the pixels of 4K.

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With support for AirPlay 2, users can easily play videos from iTunes and other video apps, music, photos and directly from their Apple devices to their LG SIGNATURE OLED TV R. With Apple HomeKit support, customers will be able to control their LG TV using the Home app or by asking Siri.

Lastly, in Zero View, all 65 inches of the rollable OLED TV is hidden from view, tucked away in the base.

This comes a year after LG added Google Assistant to its flagship TVs, which remains available on 2019 models.

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