Debuted at CES, LG Display allowed BBC its first ever hands-on review of the flexible screen display. LG Display is moving forward to bring the screen that can roll into a 3- centimeter radius a reality. The display is 18-inches and full HD 1200 x 810 pixels
Organic light-emitting diodes or OLED technology allows this incredible flexibility. LED and LCD displays need a rigid back panel to provide light, the OLEDs are self-illuminating eliminating the need for the rigid light source.
Many see OLEDs as the future of screens. The lack of need for a backlight means that OLED screens can be significantly thinner than current displays. Thus making them ideal for wearable technology, phones and tablets.
Production of these displays is still more costly than LED displays. This is due to a low yeild of functional displays. LG claims that 80 percent of the produced OLED screen is functional which is way lower than and LED screen. Higher waste obviously means higher consumer cost.
The question this begs to differ is this is technology is legitimate for TV screen production, or if it will stay with mobile products where the thickness is more of an advantage. It is hard to image a need for a TV screen to roll into a tube, other than moving.