The first flexible OLED TV from LG, which can be fully flat or curved, has just been unveiled. Thanks to LG’s most recent display technology, the 42-inch OLED TV called the LG OLED Flex (model LX3) can bend into a curved (900R) TV. While flat panels are preferable for watching TV broadcasts or streaming services, curved displays are better for an immersive gaming experience.
Owners of LG OLED Flex TVs may use a specialised button on the TV remote to automatically bend and adjust the TV into its curved mode. (In contrast to certain morphing monitors that need manual adjustment.) There are two settings, or owners can change the display’s curve in five per cent steps through 20 levels.
Due to a number of characteristics that console or PC gamers may find intriguing, LG is particularly pitching its 42-inch flexible display towards gamers. The LX3 contains all the newest HDMI 2.1 capabilities, including variable refresh rate (VRR) and auto low latency mode, and supports Dolby Vision gaming at 4K 120Hz (ALLM). To lessen tearing and stuttering during video games, LG also supports the G-Sync or FreeSync technologies from Nvidia and AMD.
This TV has a monitor-like appearance and a height-adjustable stand that allows you to tilt the screen in either a forward or backward direction. If you don’t want to play some games at the full size of the TV, there are other gaming modes that enable you to reduce the 42-inch display to 32- or 27-inch sizes. Additionally, LG offers an integrated game app with personalised screensavers and shortcuts to Twitch and YouTube.
Gamers may simultaneously watch material from two separate sources by using LG’s Multi View feature. So you could watch a YouTube video streamed to the TV from a phone while using the LG Flex to play a PC or console game.
One of the first to market with a genuinely flexible OLED TV is LG. The 45-inch flexible gaming monitor from Corsair was just unveiled, and Skyworth, a Chinese TV maker, unveiled its own flexible morphing TV last year. Manufacturers are obviously preparing for TVs and monitors that can offer both modes if you’re having trouble deciding between a flat or curved monitor or TV.
Pricing and a release date for LG’s new LG OLED Flex TV have not been disclosed. This week’s IFA in Germany will feature the LG Flex. When IFA opens later this week, we’ll examine this innovative flexible TV in more detail.