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LG's foldable OLED TV will go on sale this year

If you've always wanted a TV that you could simply put away when you're done with then LG has come up with an ingenious design that's worth a look.

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We've always dreamed of a rollable TV that can vanish into a small piece of furniture and now that dream will come true this year. Meet the LG Signature OLED TV R.

The model shown at CES 2019 was a 65" version, but smaller models are expected.

Instead of being just a gimmick, a line view has been integrated into the TV where only the top is visible and used for showing basic information such as time, date and the weather. Otherwise, the TV seems to include what you would expect from a Signature LG OLED TV, including Dolby Atmos sound, HDR and LG's Alpha 9 image processor.

While the foldability of the TV does but some mechanical strain on the panel, LG claims that it can sustain 50,000 rolls without degradation. If you roll it up and down once a day to watch the average 2.7 hours of TV a day, the TV will last for 64 years, while the OLED panel itself will start degrading after 100,000 hours, or more than 100 years if you maintain average usage. If you decide to just roll it up once and leave it on around the clock, you can expect at least 11.4 years of constant television.

Like most other 2019 models, it features support for Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, but also more interesting specs such as firmware updated HDMI 2.1 and Automatic Low Latency Mode aimed at gamers specifically.

We expect the price to be high for the first few years on the market.

LG has also shown the new Z9, the new 88" 8K TV. Pricing is also unknown, but the sheer size makes it unrealistic for most consumers.

LG's foldable OLED TV will go on sale this year
LG's foldable OLED TV will go on sale this year
LG's foldable OLED TV will go on sale this year
LG's foldable OLED TV will go on sale this year


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