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Technology news is buzzing with LG’s new OLED “wallpaper” display panel

The tech giant has now created an incredibly thin 55 inch display that is less than 1 mm thick.

The display arm of LG has been making massive technology news headlines as it unveiled a new detachable organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panel that has been compared to wallpaper in its thinness.

This wallpaper OLED display uses a magnetic mat to adhere to a wall with great ease and simplicity.

The panel is exceptionally thin, at 0.97 mm (which is the equivalent to 0.038 inches), and is also very lightweight, at only 1.9 kg (the equivalent to 4.18 pounds). The display is a 55 diagonal inch screen. Comparatively, the existing OLED panels that are currently on the market by LG are much “thicker” at 4.3mm, which is still an achievement as they are thinner than the slimmest smartphone in the world, the Oppo R5, which is 4.85 mm. It isn’t hard to tell why technology news headlines are on fire to cover this story.

The LG wallpaper panel was revealed in a technology news press event held in South Korea.

Technology News - LG OLED Wallpaper Display PanelThe technology industry is currently predicting that OLED panels will be the next hot evolution in display tech. They differ from the current LCD (liquid crystal displays) because they do not require backlighting in order to function. T he reason is that they are based on organic material that will emit its own light. Therefore, an additional backlighting unit is not required, making it possible to create a panel that is considerably thinner and more flexible than the current LCD displays.

That said, one of the primary barriers to the widespread use of OLED tech is that it is quite expensive. This has caused its delay to be quite slow, so far. Moreover, what makes this struggle worse is that there is a notably low yield rate to OLED panels. What this means is that a considerable percentage of those that are produced in factories will not comply with quality control standards, causing the expense associated with their production to rise.

The expectation is that technology news in the near future will be reporting on improvements in these areas as production techniques continue to improve. Reducing the waste associated with their manufacture will have a meaningful impact on the price tag that will be seen by the consumer.

Technology news from LG brings a flexible OLED panel to life

The company has been working on a tech that will allow an 18 inch panel to be rolled into a 3cm tube.

LG, the electronics giant, has just confirmed the technology news that had only been rumors until now, that it has been working on the creation of panels that are paper thin and that can be rolled up into a tube as small as 3 cm (just over an inch).

The company has already unveiled a flexible OLED screen that is 18 inches with a 1,200 by 800 resolution.

According to the technology news release issued by LG, the OLED panel employs a “high molecular substance-based polyimide film.” This is a step away from plastic, which is the current standard. It also gave the ability to make the panels considerable thinner and provided a 30R curvature radius, so that it would be considerably easier to bend than the current materials that are standard.

The company also expanded on this technology news with another display, this time a transparent OLED.

Technology News - LGThe new LG transparent OLED display features a transmittance of 30 percent. The transmittance makes reference to the amount of light that can pass through a screen, with a current standard transmittance of around 10 percent on the TV displays that are currently on the market.

According to the senior vice president of LG, who is also the head of its research and development center, In-Byung Kang, “LG Display pioneered the OLED TV market and is now leading the next-generation applied OLED technology.”

He went on to state in the company’s technology news release, that LG Electronics is confident that within a span of 3 years from now, they will have completed the successful development of what he called an “an Ultra HD flexible and transparent OLED panel,” that will be greater than 60 inches and that will have a transmittance that is better than 40 percent. He also stated that the curvature radius of this device for the near future will be 100R. The outcome, according to In-Byung Kang, will be that this will help the company in “leading the future display market.”