2019 is going to see some tough competition among the world’s leading technology companies, not only in the field of smartphones and laptops but in the television area as well. Last year, with the release of their OLED TV, LG made a substantial amount of profit and was able to obliterate any likely competition that they encountered with the huge number of positive reviews coming in. LG, to take their profit even further, has promised that they will be launching a commercial TV which is unlike any other curved TV available on the market.
LG has promised that they will be launching next year their new TVs with a flexible screen which can be rolled into a box. Samsung too apparently is promoting the production of such panels. The news of Samsung utilizing such panels was reported on Let’s Go Digital, the online retailer of electrical goods for LG, Samsung, Sony, and Panasonic. Let’s Go Digital reported that they had discovered a patent for a similar flexible screen TV technology applied for by Samsung.
This type of flexible screen can be folded into a compact form like LG’s TVs. However, the patent that Samsung applied for may be strikingly similar to that of LG’s but it has some of its own distinguishing characteristics. Whereas LG’s curling direction is vertical, the Samsung flexible screen will be curled horizontally and it can be moved freely when rolled up.
There is a bracket in the middle of the screen at the back to keep the screen flat when necessary and a roll-type design on both sides of the screen will help in curling the screen horizontally and fix it in a place. This kind of a roll-able, flexible screen type was announced by the US Patent and Trademark Office on 25th December. The screen is expected to be unveiled at the next year’s CES in Las Vegas.