LG has showcased six display innovations at CES 2021, including a 55-inch transparent OLED Smart Bed. It is an OLED screen with adjustable height that can be placed at the foot of a bed. LG says the screen can achieve up to 40 percent transparency and you can see through it even when it is displaying an image. Besides that, LG also introduced a 55-inch display that can be used in restaurants (and double up as a barrier in these COVID times), and an 88-inch 8K Cinematic Sound OLED display, among a few other things. LG showcased the new displays at the virtual CES 2021 that is on till 14 January.
Transparent OLED Smart Bed
Apart from being a transparent display of adjustable height that can be placed at the foot of the bed, the 55-inch OLED Smart Bed can also analyze your sleep patterns and act as an alarm clock. It also comes with built-in speakers.
Rail & Pivot OLED
LG has also introduced a 55-inch Rail & Pivot OLED, as reported by Android Authority. The display rests on a rail system and can slide itself out from a ‘hidden’ position to multiple angles. While showcasing the display, LG reportedly showed it hidden behind a wall and then sliding out when required. The display, which has pivoting capabilities, is introduced to be used for video-based exercises.
This 55-inch transparent OLED display by LG is designed to be used for public utility. It was shown being used on a subway, displaying information about routes along with the time and weather. It is aimed at letting commuters enjoy an uninterrupted view of a city while receiving information from the screen.
48-inch Bendable Cinematic Sound OLED (CSO) Gaming TV
This display by LG, as revealed just before CES 2021, has a paper-thin screen that bends and unfolds with a curvature radius of up to 1,000R. The bendable OLED display comes with cinematic sound OLED (CSO) technology.
55-inch Transparent OLED and 23.1-inch in-Touch displays
LG also showed a demo in which customers were seen sitting in a restaurant in front of a 55-inch transparent LED that displayed the menu as well as things like a sports game. The idea is that customers would be able to talk to people, such as the chef, through the display. The demo also showed a 23.1-inch in-Touch stretch display below the 55-inch OLED that allowed the customers to select entertainment, make purchases, or call the chef.
88-inch 8K Cinematic Sound OLED
The 88-inch 8K Cinematic Sound OLED is aimed at home theatre setups. LG says that the Cinematic Sound OLED accurately produces all the sound effects directly from the screen without any additional speakers.
At its online event, LG featured its smartphone with a rollable OLED display for the first time. Named “LG Rollable,” the device, highlighted by a resizable screen with a side-rolling display, was shown briefly at the beginning and end of the press conference. However, the company did not reveal detailed specifications and overall design.
LG said it will hold a separate event for the new handset in the first half of the year.
“At LG, we will never stop innovating to bring you more convenience, more entertainment and more ways to keep you safe, so that you can live your lives to the fullest, whatever changes may come,” said “While our approach to life may be different now, we persevere,” said LG Electronics CEO, Brian Kwon.
LG said that the smartphone with a rollable display will be its second product under the Explorer Project, the company’s new mobile category announced last year that aims to deliver devices with a different form factor and upgraded mobile experience, reports Yonhap news agency.
In September, LG launched the Wing, a dual-screen smartphone with a rotating form factor, under the Explorer Project. LG introduced ‘Reah Keem’, a virtual human that the company created with artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning technologies.
Designed as a female musician, the artificial human-introduced LG’s new CLOi robot that utilizes ultraviolet C light to clean high-touch, high-traffic areas, such as hotel rooms and restaurants as well as its new LG Gram laptop and UltraFine monitor. In addition to its premium electronics and AI technology, LG unveiled services related to its upgraded IoT platform, LG ThinQ, with partnership deals.