LG Display unveiled several OLED display concepts at CES 2021, including a 55-inch transparent OLED Smart Bed.
The OLED Smart Bed is a bed frame with a slim OLED at its foot, from which the screen rises either partially or all the way. The OLED is 40% transparent and can display information like time and weather aside from watching movies, browsing social media, and playing music. The speakers are built into the frame. The OLED can be moved to other beds as well.
Another interesting 55-inch OLED concept is the 55-inch Rail & Pivot OLED. As the name suggests, the screen is placed on a rail on which it can slide about. LG Display imagines it sliding out from behind a wall. The pivot feature lets it be displayed in landscape or portrait formats. The screen is meant to be paired with at-home exercising, with the OLED providing posture feedback through its camera and stat displays.
For gaming, LG Display envisioned a bendable OLED display with a variable refresh rate of between 40Hz and 120Hz. It has a 1000R curvature radius and can emit sound via vibration. It has a thickness of 0.6mm.
Other concepts included an 88-inch 8K Cinematic Sound OLED, a 55-inch Transparent OLED for subways, and a 55-inch transparent OLED and 23.1-inch in-Touch stretch display for ordering and viewing videos in restaurants.
LG Display also announced its next-gen of flicker-free and low blue light OLED displays. The next-gen claims to have 20% better efficiency that results in better brightness and more vivid images. LG Display is planning to apply the technology to “high-end TV models” that will be coming out this year and “gradually expand its adoption”.
There are also plans for 83-inch and 42-inch OLED TV display production this year, and mid-range TV display lineup expansion to include TVs of the 20-30-inch range. A Film Cinematic Sound OLED that generates sounds from the screen directly is also planned to be introduced.