LG have developed a new type of OLED display which can be slapped onto a wall using magnets
Televisions are great, so are magnets, but for as long as I can remember the two haven’t really had the best relationship together. I remember at one point a laptop I once had whose display would ‘turn off’ if placed near a magnet. But LG seems to have conquered the impossible and have created not only a super thin flexible display, but a display that can be mounted onto walls using magnets. Now that’s genius.
LG’s 55-inch “wallpaper” display is just 0.97mm thick and weighs as little as 1.9kg and it’s this light weight and thinness which allows the display to be stuck to the wall using a magnetic mat before being simply peeled off the wall. Though I’m not sure why you’d want to peel it off that often. Unfortunately, it’s unlikely go to on sale like this as it’s thinness is achieved by having most of its electronics and circuitry being hidden-off screen.
While this concept is a pretty fantastic idea, it’s unlikely to land commercially due to pricing and practicality of the display. What it does achieve though is that LG is making progress with their OLED displays and showing that the technology can be used in most situations. Unfortunately, OLED displays are tricky to manufacture and cost a lot for the consumer but it seems LG is committed to develop the OLED display into something more common than standard LED.