LG Display has unveiled a new and very interesting OLED panel, a type of press on “wallpaper”, that measures below 1 mm in thickness. That’s quite a feat, especially for a 55 inch OLED panel. While this is a boon for TV sets, it will be very interesting to see how this evolves for tablets as well.
The 55 inch OLED display weighs 1.9 kilograms and it’s attached to a wall thanks to a magnetic mat. When you’re done with it you can simply peel it off. OLED is the next gen technology, superior to LCD and plasma. It adds an organic compound layer that allows panel makers to create very slim screens, but also curved. The organic material is also able to emit its own light, so there’s no need for a backlight.
Can you imagine peeling off a sub 1 mm thick tablet from your table? Of course, other components are needed, so let’s say 2 or 3 mm, which is also incredibly thin. The problem with OLED panels is the high production costs, but LG has even figured that out, increasing yields and reaching 80%.