LG wasn't the first to show us flexible OLED when it revealed its 18-inch panel last week, but there's still something magical about seeing a bright display getting rolled up, and now we get to see that on video. LG Display has shared some new video of the plastic-substrate OLED doing its thing, as well as its transparent sibling.
Samsung might have been boasting about its flexible "YOUM" displays, but its not the only game in town. Rival Korean manufacturer LG also has its own bending powers that it isn't hesitating to flaunt. LG Display, the company's screen-making subsidiary, is displaying, no pun intended, a flexible 18-inch panel that is not only made of OLED but transparent as well.
Whilst gearing up for CES 2014, LG has announced that it will be showing off its first curved Ultra HD television, something that is being hailed as the first ever curved 4K TV with a 21:9 aspect ratio. This follows recent announcements by LG that includes its all-in-one running Chrome OS, as well as some new UltraWide monitors that will also be debuted at the upcoming tech event.
Earlier this year, LG introduced some new UltraWide monitors, a category the company will be expanding soon with the debut of the UM95 at CES 2014. The UltraWide UM95 monitor measures in at 34-inches with a quite expansive 21:9 aspect ratio, though the company will also be offering a smaller version that measures 29-inches. Beyond the UM95, LG plans to showcase some other UltraWide offerings next month.
Note: This is LG's similar EA73 UltraWide we reviewed in October.
We've got our hands on one of LG's newest in IPS LED display technology here in the LG EA73, one of two such displays with "Ultra Wide" aspect ratio of 21:9 right out of the box. This 29-inch display is made to be of the highest caliber on-desk displays on the market today, offering up 2560 x 1080 pixel resolution and a helpful and (at first) seemingly odd collection of features. Need to connect two different devices to the same monitor and dedicate half the display to each device? This monitor can do that.
Who would have thought there'd be an end to the seemingly never-ending enlargement of television displays for the home - yet here it is, being warned against by none other than the CEO of LG Display. Han Sang-beom has suggested this week that LG Display, the company he is CEO of at the moment, will guard against "further oversupply" whilst investing in "more premium products." He's made clear that the television hardware industry has been hit by none other than a growing demand for smaller displays - namely those for smartphones and tablets.
LG Display has announced a new LCD panel that was developed to be the world's first LCD panel for computer monitors and other displays featuring integrated Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) technology. LG built the panel in cooperation with Intel and the panel has a 23.8-inch viewable image. Thanks to the integrated Intel wireless technology, users can stream content from computers wirelessly to the computer display.
LG Display has announced the creation of the world's first 2566 x 1440 panel for smartphones, a Quad HD AH-IPS LCD. This massively high resolution accompanies a 5.5-inch panel, giving it a 538ppi. As such, says the display maker, this is both the highest resolution and the highest pixels per inch of any mobile display created thus far.
Apple's attempts to extricate itself from Samsung reliance for components have ironically seen the Cupertino firm increase orders for some parts, new research suggests. Samsung supplied more full-sized iPad panels for Apple than LG Display did in two out of the three months of Q2 2013, NPD DisplaySearch says, and in fact has seen a dramatic uptick in how many LCD screens it sends to iPad production lines from the top of this year.
Rumors have been buzzing about a Retina-equipped iPad mini for quite some time now, with recent reports noting a 2014 release date, but according to a new report, we could see the high-res iPad mini sometime in October, based on reports that LG is cranking up shipments for display units in the third quarter.
Apple's 2014 MacBook refresh will see the company switch to IGZO displays, it's reported, reducing power consumption while simultaneously improving clarity. The switch, which isn't expected to take place until the first half of next year, will see Apple raid the production lines of Sharp and LG Display, ETNews reports, with the iPad also potentially in line for the screen technology.