LG Display plans to showcase a 48-inch 4K ‘Bendable CSO (Cinematic Sound OLED) display’ at the upcoming virtual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2021 conference. The display will be able to switch between a flat screen and a curved screen.
LG Display stated that the “paper-thin” display can bend up to a curved screen – up to 1,000mm radius. They also said that the screen will be able to offer a “uniform viewing distance from the middle of the screen to its edge”, as reported by TechRepublic. The display can provide a response time of 0.1 milliseconds and around 120Hz refresh rate.
The upcoming display will be the first from the company to use CSO technology for delivering audio. It must be noted that CSO was first demoed at CES in the year 2017. After that, the company has made a large number of upgrades. For example, the new display is around 0.6mm thick and the original CSO was around 9mm thick.
The new monitor is mainly aiming towards gaming users for a better immersive experience. The announcement comes right after LG Display said that it will showcase transparent OLED at the upcoming CES. Also known as Smart Bed, it has a 55-inch transparent OLED display. It rises from the frame to display content in various screen ratios. The company said that the display is able to do so without affecting the image quality. It arrives with the mentioned Cinematic Sound OLED technology for audio.
Jong-sun Park, the Senior Vice President and Head of the Commercial Business Unit at LG Display said that transparent OLED is a technology which increases the advantages of OLED and can be used in different places in our daily lives, from stores, shopping malls and architectural interiors to autonomous vehicles, subway trains and aircraft. It will later grow to a next-generation display which will can change the existing display paradigm.