Companies like LG often showcase their new technologies at trade shows even if they have no intention of commercializing those technologies in the near future. LG and Samsung have both been showcasing their rollable OLED displays for a few years now and it appears that the former is now ready to launch an actual product. According to a report, LG is going to launch a TV with a rollable OLED panel in 2019.
LG did showcase a rollable TV prototype at CES 2018 back in January. Bloomberg hears from a source that claims LG is going to launch the TV as a consumer product in 2019. The 65 inch OLED panel is capable of retracting into the base when it’s not being used. The rollable technology can also be used to hide part of the screen so that content that’s shot in wider aspect ratios can be viewed without letterboxing.
Earlier reports have also suggested that LG is going to showcase rollable TVs at the Consumer Electronics Show 2019. The major difference being that it would not be prototypes that LG Display had at CES last year. These would ostensibly be consumer models that could be released later next year.
The report also mentions that LG is going to unveil its first 5G smartphone at the Mobile World Congress 2019 in February. Multiple reports have already raised this possibility.