LG to showcase its 18-inch rollable curved OLED display

CES 2016: LG to showcase its 18-inch rollable curved OLED display

LG Electronics will be showing off an 18-inch display at CES which you can roll up like a newspaper. The flexible OLED panel has a HD class resolution of 1200 x 810 pixels. This display was first announced in 2014.

So far this design has only been a concept, but looks like LG is confident to show it off to the public now. The use cases for this kind of display can range from being a rollable tablet to a rollable newspaper. It could also be used in advertising and signages.

LG plans to show off 65-inch and 77-inch UHD OLED TVs, featuring a High Dynamic Range (HDR) function with its perfect black and improved luminance. Also showcased at LG’s CES booth will be the world’s first 30R 18-inch rollable display that can be rolled-up like a newspaper; and a 55-inch design concept OLED TV display that is paper-thin. The paper thin displays do not include circuits.

Then there are the flexible LCD displays at LG’s LCD Zone. LG will reveal “Art Slim” technology as well as a “Borderless” tech in the form of a 65-inch UHD TV that reduces power consumption by 35%. Also expected at the same booth according to LG, will be a the first 8K (7,680 X 4,320) 65-inch TV panel based on M+ technology.

LG also announced a 25-inch curved LCD panel that is meant for use in cars interiors and a 10.3-inch “Advanced In-Cell Touch” LCD for drivers, who can use the same with their driving gloves on.

How soon these rollable displays will make it to the consumer market is anyone’s guess as we have seen these concepts from other companies as well. But it is certainly something to look forward to at CES 2016.

LG showcases HDR-enabled 4K TVs

CES 2016: LG showcases HDR-enabled 4K TVs

LG will showcase the company’s IPS TV offerings which include the 65-inch UH9500, 86-inch UH9550, SUPER UHD TV 65-inch UH8500 and 75-inch UH8550. The SUPER UHD TV models are said to offer higher color reproduction rate, advanced picture and sound-enhancing features including HDR (high dynamic range) and the company’s slim design.

LG’s UH9500 and UH9550 units offer an IPS display with Black Panel and Contrast Maximizer. True Black Panel is a proprietary technology that minimizes reflections and enhances contrast ratio for a more comfortable viewing experience while Contrast Maximizer is said to deliver more depth and contrast by separating objects from their backgrounds.

To enhance color reproduction, LG’s ColorPrime Plus is said to magnify the range of colors that can be displayed on the screen. The technology utilises a broadened color spectrum to render a wider range of hues and shades.

Similar to the UH9500 and UH9550 in features, the UH8500 and UH8550 also offer ColorPrime Plus, Billion Rich Colors, ULTRA Luminance and Contrast Maximizer in a slightly different design configuration. LG will also take the wraps off its first production-ready 98-inch 8K SUPER UHD TV with plans to begin shipping in the second half of 2016.

“We’re confident our newestHDR-enabled SUPER UHD TVsin 2016willgenerate much excitement not in the industry, but also with consumers in general,” said Brian Kwon, President and CEO at LG’s Home Entertainment Company. “We are the only company with a dual strategy focused on both OLED and IPS TV technologies and this is proof that we are not prioritizing one display over the other.”

LG aims to triple OLED TV sales this year

LG aims to triple OLED TV sales this year

South Korea’s LG Electronics Inc aims to at least triple sales of its next-generation organic light-emitting diode (OLED) televisions this year, a senior company executive said.

An LG spokeswoman confirmed remarks made by LG TV chief Kwon Bong-suk on the sidelines of the CES trade show in Las Vegas.

The executive said LG could at least triple sales of OLED sets based on fourth-quarter numbers but did not offer specifics including how many OLED TVs the firm sold this year.

LG, the world’s No. 2 TV maker behind domestic rival Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, is betting heavily on OLED, hoping that the new technology will help it get ahead of rivals.

The firm cut prices of some OLED TV models by as much as 45 percent late last year in the United States.

LG's Smart Security camera includes ADT monitoring, smart hub capabilities

LG Smart Security

LG is one of the first manufacturers to announce a new product designed around ADT’s new standalone monitoring service, debuting a new smart security camera Wednesday.

The five-megapixel camera supports 1080p video with a 152 degree field of view, and sports digital zoom capabilities. It also includes a built in 100-decibel siren that sounds when motion is detected, with functionality to prevent false alarms from “natural movements.” Size is another benefit: at five inches of height and only weighing one pound, you can place it just about anywhere.

Other features include temperature and humidity monitoring and the capability to do double duty as a smart hub, supporting devices using Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Low Energy, Z-wave and Zigbee. All functionality is controlled via ADT’s upcoming Canopy app.

While ADT declined to disclose any pricing to us when we first learned of Canopy earlier this week, LG’s press release claims that the service starts at $20 per month.

Those who might balk at a monthly subscription fee still have some options, though. LG’s Taryn Brucia tells us while the Smart Security camera requires the ADT Canopy app to function, a free tier allows access to the camera’s basic functions.

The LG Smart Security camera should release in the Spring following the official launch of ADT Canopy. Although no pricing was officially announced, Brucia tells us the camera is expected to retail for “around $200.”