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Seth Logan 2016-10-16
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Heavy use means exposing your LG X Power to the world, though, which could lead to unwanted damage in the form of dents and scratches.

We ve scoured the internet to find the best LG X Power cases to protect your new phone, whether you re looking for slim cases, holster cases, or ones that shout style.

For the absolute best protection for your LG X Power, the Tough Jacket MAXX from Ballistic is the way to go.

For starters, it comes with a built-in, replaceable screen protector that completely covers the front of your phone, and doesn t leave any gaps for debris to get in.

It s a an effective case, one that includes cut-outs for all the essentials and covers for the volume and power keys.

You ll find three card slots for credit cards and IDs, an inner sleeve for money, and a magnetic clasp to keep everything inside tucked away and secure.

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Bill Brown 2017-05-01
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LG isn’t one to shy from reusing a hit brand for devices that almost have little to do with the original.

We’ve seen that in the various models bearing the G3 and G4 names, though, curiously, not the G5, which turned out to be a flop.

So the rumors that there would be an LG G6 mini isn’t exactly shocking.

What’s pleasantly surprising, if the tip is indeed accurate, is that the miniature flagship will at least bear the G6’s defining feature: its 18:9 screen.

There is actually nothing else mentioned about this alleged G6 mini other than its screen size.

According to the insider source, that would be a 5.4-inch screen of still unknown resolution.

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Terry Fulmer 2017-02-06

LG is really obsessed about the screen of its upcoming flagship.

Just three weeks shy of its official unveiling, the Korean OEM is once again emphasizing the fact that said smartphone will be almost all screen, without giving out actual numbers.

But in addition to teasing the big screen that won t be bigger than before, LG has also finally let out the name of its 2017 champion.

And to the surprise of no one, it s going to be called the LG G6 .

It s really a no-brainer, of course, but this is the first time that LG has publicly confirmed the name.

In the past it would only refer to the smartphone in general terms.

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William Cutright 2016-07-28
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The LG V10 featured a second, smaller display

LG is going to launch a follow-up to the LG V10 within the next three months.

The South Korean tech giant has confirmed that an LG V10 successor will arrive at some point between July and September.

The revelation was buried within LG s second-quarter financial results, giving more insight into the curious, arrived-out-of-the-blue V-series.

The launch of the new V series and expanding sales of mass-tier K and X series models are expected to improve the business unit s performance next quarter, reads the LG press release.

Unfortunately, the press release doesn t offer any new details about the LG V20, other than the release window.

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Michael Wilson 2017-01-17
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LG is doing all it can to make sure its upcoming LG G6 doesn't overheat, adding heat pipes to the handset and putting it through extensive testing.

After Samsung's ill-fated Note 7 ended its brief time on the market in explosive fashion, LG looks to be doing all it can to reassure consumers its next flagship won't burn their house down via The Korea Herald .

The newly added heat pipes did not appear on last year's G5, though they have been used in other companies' handsets, including the Note 7.

By quickly conducting heat away from the phone's core components, the copper pipes should help to keep the G6 and its battery suitably cooled.

According to the Korea Herald's report, the pipes can reduce temperatures by six to 10% by dispersing the internal heat.

But as the Note 7 proved, such technology isn't enough to guarantee the device won't explode, so LG is putting the G6 through its paces in some rigorous tests.

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Reginald Wetzel 2018-04-29
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LG seems to be enjoying the build-up to the arrival of the LG G7 ThinQ, which gets its official unveiling on May 2.

The latest feature to be teased by the company is the phone's previously rumored Boombox Speaker, apparently ramping up the volume by 6dB and doubling the bass output from anything that's been heard before (on an LG phone at least).

In fact LG is claiming you can crank up the volume up to ten times higher than a normal smartphone, because of the way it uses space inside the handset as a resonance chamber.

Putting the phone on a solid surface amplifies the bass even further, apparently.

Another feature LG has confirmed is DTS:X 3D Surround Sound, designed to create the illusion of immersive 3D sound from your phone, as long as you've got your headphones plugged in (the 3.5mm audio jack is sticking around).

LG is also including a Hi-Fi Quad DAC inside the LG G7 ThinQ to maximize audio accuracy.

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Manuel Scarborough 2018-01-04
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A rose by any other name would smell as sweet, Shakespeare once wrote.

Shakespeare, however, wasn’t a marketing expert.

Usually, when companies stick to a successful brand to build identity and milk as much as they can from the brand.

Imagine if Microsoft suddenly chose to name Windows into, say, Microsoft OS.

And yet that might be what LG is doing with its flagship G series, at least according to an anonymous official.

The company will reportedly rebrand its flagship line in the first half of the year, which means there’s a high chance that the LG G7 won’t be called that by the time MWC comes around.

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William Hill 2017-12-08
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Up until now LG hasn't followed Samsung's lead by including an iris scanner in its phones - both the LG G6 and LG V30 were fingerprint-only - but a newly unearthed patent submitted by LG suggests that could change in 2018 with the arrival of the LG G7.

The patent, as spotted by LetsGoDigital, is for biometric authentication through an iris scanner as normal, but the filing mentions a few extra tricks.

The sensor will adjust its reading based on ambient light, for a start, to allow for variations in pupil size and to make sure you can always use the scanner no matter what the lighting conditions.

On top of that the LG G7 may ask you to follow a series of dots with your eyes, ensuring the scanner can't be fooled with a photograph and making it much harder for someone else to break into your phone and run riot through your Facebook account.

All of which makes sense if LG wants to unveil something that's an upgrade on the iris scanners we've all got used to in phones like the Samsung Galaxy S8.

The thinking is that LG might build the scanner into the forward-facing camera to cut down on costs.

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Cedric Sams 2016-06-16
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When LG announced its new X series of "specialist" smartphones in February, saying each device would focus on precisely one key feature, it wasn't kidding.

After launching two such phones in March — LG X cam and LG X screen — it has now announced four more devices.

The new phones, called X power, X mach, X style and X max, focus on battery life, data transfer speed, stylish looks and screen size, respectively.

9 3CA data transfer speeds — that's a theoretical 450Mbps.

Since there's no shortage of stylish phones with large displays these days, and LTE Cat.

LG says the new phones will roll out later this month in markets "around the world."

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David Shiner 2016-09-04
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LG is echoing the Echo.

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then LG is paying a major compliment to Amazon by making its already Echo-esque SmartThinQ Hub even more like the Echo.

Not only does it look like an Echo and work like an Echo, it now talks like an Echo, too.

Or at least, it will let you talk to it in the same way you d talk to Echo.

That s right — the SmartThinQ Hub now boasts Alexa support.

As such, instead of making its own virtual assistant, it s just tapping into Alexa s functionality though to be fair, in a limited capacity .

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Guy Moorhouse 2016-09-06
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NEW YORK—Today LG took the wraps off its second flagship for 2016: the LG V20.

The device is a sequel to last year's LG V10 and follows much of the same formula.

But LG has made great strides with the V20 and seems to have solved most of the issues we had with the previous flagship.

The G5's modular system is no more, along with the build-quality problems that it caused.

Gone are the uneven seams and sharp edges, while the V20 keeps the removable battery and MicroSD slot by going with a more tradition removable back plate design.

The trade-off is that you miss out on the aluminum unibody construction in order to make the back removable, but we didn't notice any ill effects from that design change.

collect
0
Everett Toliver 2017-01-06
img

LG s modular experiment appears to be over.

Following the poor reception afforded to the LG G5, the firm is going back to the tried and true form factor for the forthcoming G6.

In comments given to the Wall Street Journal, LG Chief Technologist Skott Ahn said the feedback offered by consumers has been noted and is scaling back on modular experiments in favour of a phone that offers "aesthetics and usability.

While this doesn t mean the Friends modules from the G5 are dead completely, there may still be add-ons available with the phone, but it s clear has LG realised such a big experiment isn t suited to its flagship phone.

Following Google s decision to abandon its Project Ara modular ambitions, it appears the experimentation with jigsaw-like smartphones is over - at least when it comes to the major firms.

LG also confirmed to the WSJ the G6 will arrive in the very near future, with all signs pointing toward a launch at Mobile World Congress next month.

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Eddie Waldo 2016-09-06
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At an event today in San Francisco, LG has announced the V20, the company's latest take on a high-end 5.7-inch smartphone.

Running Android 7.0 out of the box, the LG V20 includes a range of the latest hardware, bringing along a lot of what we saw on the LG G5 earlier this year.

The V20 manages to cram a 5.7-inch 1440p display into a reasonably compact and attractive metal body.

Like the V10 that came before it, the V20 includes an additional display strip above the main display, which can be used to display app shortcuts and text, among other things.

Due to the use of just a single front-facing camera, this updated secondary display is larger than the V10's.

The hardware inside this flagship is exactly what you'd expect from LG: a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC with 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of expandable storage, a 3,200 mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support, and the latest connectivity including Wi-Fi ac and NFC.

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Wayne Strickland 2016-07-01
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Things do not look very positive for LG as the South Korean phone maker announced a restructuring of its struggling mobile division, reports the Korea Times.

Through the restructure, LG created a Program Management Office PMO that will oversee the mobile division and inject new momentum into it by replacing some unnamed executives.

The PMO, according to the report, has the authority to take care of strategies regarding manufacturing, marketing, product development, and sales.

Juno Cho, president and CEO of LG s mobile division, will oversee the PMO, while former research lab head Oh Hyung-hoon will be in charge of the office.

Furthermore, Ha Jeong-wook, LG s mobile division vice president, will act as support for Hyung-hoon, while LG senior vice-president Kim Hyung-jeong will take charge of LG s mobile research lab.

The overseas business unit at the mobile division will take a bigger role, said LG.

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Donny Stiteler 2016-10-24
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The LG V20 — the followup to last year s LG V10 — is shaping up to be one of the most noteworthy phones of the year, which means you should be prepared when the time comes to hold it.

The V20 may have passed military drop tests, but there are still a variety of reasons to apply a protective case.

Many people can t stand to see a naked product, one exposed to the world that dares misfortune to befall it.

Some are well aware of their clumsiness and can t put a case on it soon enough, while others invest in one just to change up the look of their phone.

For the best in protection for your shiny new toy, look no further than OtterBox s Defender case.

First and foremost is the built-in screen protector that completely covers the 5.7-inch display, followed by the drop resistant cover that will only enhance the phone s own drop proof capabilities.

collect
0
Keith Hake 2018-05-22
img

In recent years, LG has given us glimpses of prototypes of both transparent OLED displays and rollable OLED displays, but it was always in the context of technology we will see someday in the future.

Now it seems the future is getting a little closer, as the company is showing off what it calls the world’s first 77-inch transparent flexible OLED display at the Society for Information Display (SID) conference in Los Angeles, and it shows that LG is making great strides with this type of technology.

Combining its transparent and rollable OLED display technologies, especially in a display this size, shows that LG is making great progress.

The panel itself is capable of the standard Ultra HD (UHD) resolution of 3840 × 2160 with 40 percent transparency and can be rolled up to a radius of 80mm without any negative effects on its functionality.

At first, you might wonder how transparency could work in your living room, but looking at the Ambient mode in Samsung’s latest TVs shows how it could be useful, blending into your decor rather than sticking out like, well, a TV.

“LG Display is proud to have a pioneering role in the 50-year history of LCD innovations by introducing world-first and world-best technologies such as IPS,” LG Display executive vice president and chief technology officer In-Byeong Kang said in a statement.

collect
0
Seth Logan 2016-10-16
img

Heavy use means exposing your LG X Power to the world, though, which could lead to unwanted damage in the form of dents and scratches.

We ve scoured the internet to find the best LG X Power cases to protect your new phone, whether you re looking for slim cases, holster cases, or ones that shout style.

For the absolute best protection for your LG X Power, the Tough Jacket MAXX from Ballistic is the way to go.

For starters, it comes with a built-in, replaceable screen protector that completely covers the front of your phone, and doesn t leave any gaps for debris to get in.

It s a an effective case, one that includes cut-outs for all the essentials and covers for the volume and power keys.

You ll find three card slots for credit cards and IDs, an inner sleeve for money, and a magnetic clasp to keep everything inside tucked away and secure.

Terry Fulmer 2017-02-06

LG is really obsessed about the screen of its upcoming flagship.

Just three weeks shy of its official unveiling, the Korean OEM is once again emphasizing the fact that said smartphone will be almost all screen, without giving out actual numbers.

But in addition to teasing the big screen that won t be bigger than before, LG has also finally let out the name of its 2017 champion.

And to the surprise of no one, it s going to be called the LG G6 .

It s really a no-brainer, of course, but this is the first time that LG has publicly confirmed the name.

In the past it would only refer to the smartphone in general terms.

Michael Wilson 2017-01-17
img

LG is doing all it can to make sure its upcoming LG G6 doesn't overheat, adding heat pipes to the handset and putting it through extensive testing.

After Samsung's ill-fated Note 7 ended its brief time on the market in explosive fashion, LG looks to be doing all it can to reassure consumers its next flagship won't burn their house down via The Korea Herald .

The newly added heat pipes did not appear on last year's G5, though they have been used in other companies' handsets, including the Note 7.

By quickly conducting heat away from the phone's core components, the copper pipes should help to keep the G6 and its battery suitably cooled.

According to the Korea Herald's report, the pipes can reduce temperatures by six to 10% by dispersing the internal heat.

But as the Note 7 proved, such technology isn't enough to guarantee the device won't explode, so LG is putting the G6 through its paces in some rigorous tests.

Manuel Scarborough 2018-01-04
img

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet, Shakespeare once wrote.

Shakespeare, however, wasn’t a marketing expert.

Usually, when companies stick to a successful brand to build identity and milk as much as they can from the brand.

Imagine if Microsoft suddenly chose to name Windows into, say, Microsoft OS.

And yet that might be what LG is doing with its flagship G series, at least according to an anonymous official.

The company will reportedly rebrand its flagship line in the first half of the year, which means there’s a high chance that the LG G7 won’t be called that by the time MWC comes around.

Cedric Sams 2016-06-16
img

View photosMoreHttps%3a%2f%2fblueprint-api-production.s3.amazonaws.com%2fuploads%2fcard%2fimage%2f118160%2flg x

When LG announced its new X series of "specialist" smartphones in February, saying each device would focus on precisely one key feature, it wasn't kidding.

After launching two such phones in March — LG X cam and LG X screen — it has now announced four more devices.

The new phones, called X power, X mach, X style and X max, focus on battery life, data transfer speed, stylish looks and screen size, respectively.

9 3CA data transfer speeds — that's a theoretical 450Mbps.

Since there's no shortage of stylish phones with large displays these days, and LTE Cat.

LG says the new phones will roll out later this month in markets "around the world."

Guy Moorhouse 2016-09-06
img

NEW YORK—Today LG took the wraps off its second flagship for 2016: the LG V20.

The device is a sequel to last year's LG V10 and follows much of the same formula.

But LG has made great strides with the V20 and seems to have solved most of the issues we had with the previous flagship.

The G5's modular system is no more, along with the build-quality problems that it caused.

Gone are the uneven seams and sharp edges, while the V20 keeps the removable battery and MicroSD slot by going with a more tradition removable back plate design.

The trade-off is that you miss out on the aluminum unibody construction in order to make the back removable, but we didn't notice any ill effects from that design change.

Eddie Waldo 2016-09-06
img

At an event today in San Francisco, LG has announced the V20, the company's latest take on a high-end 5.7-inch smartphone.

Running Android 7.0 out of the box, the LG V20 includes a range of the latest hardware, bringing along a lot of what we saw on the LG G5 earlier this year.

The V20 manages to cram a 5.7-inch 1440p display into a reasonably compact and attractive metal body.

Like the V10 that came before it, the V20 includes an additional display strip above the main display, which can be used to display app shortcuts and text, among other things.

Due to the use of just a single front-facing camera, this updated secondary display is larger than the V10's.

The hardware inside this flagship is exactly what you'd expect from LG: a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC with 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of expandable storage, a 3,200 mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support, and the latest connectivity including Wi-Fi ac and NFC.

Donny Stiteler 2016-10-24
img

The LG V20 — the followup to last year s LG V10 — is shaping up to be one of the most noteworthy phones of the year, which means you should be prepared when the time comes to hold it.

The V20 may have passed military drop tests, but there are still a variety of reasons to apply a protective case.

Many people can t stand to see a naked product, one exposed to the world that dares misfortune to befall it.

Some are well aware of their clumsiness and can t put a case on it soon enough, while others invest in one just to change up the look of their phone.

For the best in protection for your shiny new toy, look no further than OtterBox s Defender case.

First and foremost is the built-in screen protector that completely covers the 5.7-inch display, followed by the drop resistant cover that will only enhance the phone s own drop proof capabilities.

Bill Brown 2017-05-01
img

LG isn’t one to shy from reusing a hit brand for devices that almost have little to do with the original.

We’ve seen that in the various models bearing the G3 and G4 names, though, curiously, not the G5, which turned out to be a flop.

So the rumors that there would be an LG G6 mini isn’t exactly shocking.

What’s pleasantly surprising, if the tip is indeed accurate, is that the miniature flagship will at least bear the G6’s defining feature: its 18:9 screen.

There is actually nothing else mentioned about this alleged G6 mini other than its screen size.

According to the insider source, that would be a 5.4-inch screen of still unknown resolution.

William Cutright 2016-07-28
img

The LG V10 featured a second, smaller display

LG is going to launch a follow-up to the LG V10 within the next three months.

The South Korean tech giant has confirmed that an LG V10 successor will arrive at some point between July and September.

The revelation was buried within LG s second-quarter financial results, giving more insight into the curious, arrived-out-of-the-blue V-series.

The launch of the new V series and expanding sales of mass-tier K and X series models are expected to improve the business unit s performance next quarter, reads the LG press release.

Unfortunately, the press release doesn t offer any new details about the LG V20, other than the release window.

Reginald Wetzel 2018-04-29
img

LG seems to be enjoying the build-up to the arrival of the LG G7 ThinQ, which gets its official unveiling on May 2.

The latest feature to be teased by the company is the phone's previously rumored Boombox Speaker, apparently ramping up the volume by 6dB and doubling the bass output from anything that's been heard before (on an LG phone at least).

In fact LG is claiming you can crank up the volume up to ten times higher than a normal smartphone, because of the way it uses space inside the handset as a resonance chamber.

Putting the phone on a solid surface amplifies the bass even further, apparently.

Another feature LG has confirmed is DTS:X 3D Surround Sound, designed to create the illusion of immersive 3D sound from your phone, as long as you've got your headphones plugged in (the 3.5mm audio jack is sticking around).

LG is also including a Hi-Fi Quad DAC inside the LG G7 ThinQ to maximize audio accuracy.

William Hill 2017-12-08
img

Up until now LG hasn't followed Samsung's lead by including an iris scanner in its phones - both the LG G6 and LG V30 were fingerprint-only - but a newly unearthed patent submitted by LG suggests that could change in 2018 with the arrival of the LG G7.

The patent, as spotted by LetsGoDigital, is for biometric authentication through an iris scanner as normal, but the filing mentions a few extra tricks.

The sensor will adjust its reading based on ambient light, for a start, to allow for variations in pupil size and to make sure you can always use the scanner no matter what the lighting conditions.

On top of that the LG G7 may ask you to follow a series of dots with your eyes, ensuring the scanner can't be fooled with a photograph and making it much harder for someone else to break into your phone and run riot through your Facebook account.

All of which makes sense if LG wants to unveil something that's an upgrade on the iris scanners we've all got used to in phones like the Samsung Galaxy S8.

The thinking is that LG might build the scanner into the forward-facing camera to cut down on costs.

David Shiner 2016-09-04
img

LG is echoing the Echo.

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then LG is paying a major compliment to Amazon by making its already Echo-esque SmartThinQ Hub even more like the Echo.

Not only does it look like an Echo and work like an Echo, it now talks like an Echo, too.

Or at least, it will let you talk to it in the same way you d talk to Echo.

That s right — the SmartThinQ Hub now boasts Alexa support.

As such, instead of making its own virtual assistant, it s just tapping into Alexa s functionality though to be fair, in a limited capacity .

Everett Toliver 2017-01-06
img

LG s modular experiment appears to be over.

Following the poor reception afforded to the LG G5, the firm is going back to the tried and true form factor for the forthcoming G6.

In comments given to the Wall Street Journal, LG Chief Technologist Skott Ahn said the feedback offered by consumers has been noted and is scaling back on modular experiments in favour of a phone that offers "aesthetics and usability.

While this doesn t mean the Friends modules from the G5 are dead completely, there may still be add-ons available with the phone, but it s clear has LG realised such a big experiment isn t suited to its flagship phone.

Following Google s decision to abandon its Project Ara modular ambitions, it appears the experimentation with jigsaw-like smartphones is over - at least when it comes to the major firms.

LG also confirmed to the WSJ the G6 will arrive in the very near future, with all signs pointing toward a launch at Mobile World Congress next month.

Wayne Strickland 2016-07-01
img

Things do not look very positive for LG as the South Korean phone maker announced a restructuring of its struggling mobile division, reports the Korea Times.

Through the restructure, LG created a Program Management Office PMO that will oversee the mobile division and inject new momentum into it by replacing some unnamed executives.

The PMO, according to the report, has the authority to take care of strategies regarding manufacturing, marketing, product development, and sales.

Juno Cho, president and CEO of LG s mobile division, will oversee the PMO, while former research lab head Oh Hyung-hoon will be in charge of the office.

Furthermore, Ha Jeong-wook, LG s mobile division vice president, will act as support for Hyung-hoon, while LG senior vice-president Kim Hyung-jeong will take charge of LG s mobile research lab.

The overseas business unit at the mobile division will take a bigger role, said LG.

Keith Hake 2018-05-22
img

In recent years, LG has given us glimpses of prototypes of both transparent OLED displays and rollable OLED displays, but it was always in the context of technology we will see someday in the future.

Now it seems the future is getting a little closer, as the company is showing off what it calls the world’s first 77-inch transparent flexible OLED display at the Society for Information Display (SID) conference in Los Angeles, and it shows that LG is making great strides with this type of technology.

Combining its transparent and rollable OLED display technologies, especially in a display this size, shows that LG is making great progress.

The panel itself is capable of the standard Ultra HD (UHD) resolution of 3840 × 2160 with 40 percent transparency and can be rolled up to a radius of 80mm without any negative effects on its functionality.

At first, you might wonder how transparency could work in your living room, but looking at the Ambient mode in Samsung’s latest TVs shows how it could be useful, blending into your decor rather than sticking out like, well, a TV.

“LG Display is proud to have a pioneering role in the 50-year history of LCD innovations by introducing world-first and world-best technologies such as IPS,” LG Display executive vice president and chief technology officer In-Byeong Kang said in a statement.