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LG releases roll-up Ultra-HD screen

LG has released two new paper-thin TV panels, with one that is so flexible it can be rolled into a 3cm diameter tube. The company says it will produce a 152cm Ultra HD rollable TV by 2017.

The new flexible panel has a resolution of 1,200×810, which is left undistorted even after it has been rolled into a 3cm cylinder. LG says the flexibility was achieved thanks to using a backplane made of “high molecular substance-based polyimide film” instead of plastic.

The second panel is transparent and features a significant reduction in hazy images and a 30 per cent increase in transmittance, which is responsible for the screen’s transparent effect.

The company has claimed its new screens prove they are on track for much larger, Ultra HD-capable flexible screens in the near future, asserting they are “confident” they can deliver a 60in rollable panel by 2017, Rapid TV News reports.