The tech industry is one competitive space, and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) have an edge if they are pioneers of a certain product, which could be consumer-based or a niche innovation that showcases their manufacturing prowess.
LG is one of such companies, having launched the first globally available phone with a skinny, tall design thanks to a 18:9 aspect ratio, the LG G6. The South Korean manufacturer has never shied away from experimenting with designs: remember the LG G5 that took a modular approach in a sea of compact, rectangular slabs? How about the LG G2 that shrunk bezels and relocated volume and power buttons to the back where user finger rest? By the way, I still think that was one of the most ergonomic position to place control buttons, which have since been relegated to its budget and midrange devices.
Furthermore, the Asian electronics giant has launched unique products such as the mega-capacity, side-by-side refrigerator with a door-in-door feature, a robot nanny, a smart microwave and an eco-friendly Artcool air conditioner.
To keep the same spirit alive, LG Display launched world’s first 77-inch flexible and transparent OLED display. Announced on June 22, the display has a resolution of 3840 by 2160 (UHD) with 40% transparency and 80 radius of curvature. Impressive stuff, we kid you not.
Here are more numbers: the display can be rolled up to a radius of 80 mm without compromising the working of its components. It has a 16:9 aspect ratio.
LG Display is obviously making it known that it can innovate, a feat that has reinforced its expertise in large-sized OLED technology and leadership in the global industry.
“LG Display, opened the large-sized OLED TV market in 2013, has been leading the OLED industry and will continue to bring innovation to the market,” said Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer In-Byung Kang. “We pledge to provide differentiated value as the leader in the future display market.”
While this leap has certainly strengthened LG’s point, enthusiasts and fans should keep their hopes in check because mass-production of the display is uncertain, although that can change in coming days. All in all, the display proves appreciable advancements that OELD technology has seen and should be an indicator of future displays.