So I wished really hard that something wonderful would happen to me, and I woke up the next morning and it had snowed. And I was sure that some fairy godmother had done it just for me. It was my little present.
LG’s new 55 inch display can hang on wall with magnets
LG have shown off a 55 inch OLED panel that’s only 0.97mm thick and weighs 4.1 pounds (1.9kg). As shown above, the panel can be attached to a magnet to stay on the wall. Of course it still means mounting a big magnet to your wall, so it’s something of a gimmick, but there’s no denying the panel itself is pretty impressive for its thin profile and light weight.
To make the panel this thin, the electronics and power supply are hidden somewhere else - it’s unclear exactly how this is handled but presumably the panel is wired to another unit in the wall or on a cabinet below.
LG’s newest 18 inch panel can be rolled up into a 3cm (1.18in) tube, without any loss of function in the 1,200 x 810 pixel display.
A key material leading to LG’s accomplishments has been its use of a “high molecular substance-based polyimide film” which LG chose to serve as the backplane of the flexible panel instead of conventional plastic, to achieve the maximum curvature radius. The polyimide film, said LG, helped reduce the panel’s thickness and improve its flexibility.