LG in January featured TVs rolling up as posters, but it was just a concept that was not ready for a real commercial launch. But it will change next year, as the Korean giant hopes to revive his scary television business by bringing this new form factor to life in the real world.
Samsung may be the king of OLED screens for smartphones, but LG has hardly any competition for OLED televisions. And now, Bloomberg says that the new TV form factor will come to stores next year:
The predetermined 65-inch tweaks will automatically retract at a push of a button as a garage door, said the person on terms of anonymity because it is an internal question. They will sport organic LEDs or OLED monitors, which provide crisp images and bends easier than traditional LCDs or LCDs.
It’s unclear how much the TV will cost, but OLED televisions are more expensive than their LCD counterparts. OLED TV sales are expected to grow by 70% next year, reaching 4 million units from an estimated 2.35 million in 201
8. OLED TV sales accounted for 1.1% of the market this year.
The report also shows that LG is working to launch a 5G phone in the United States with Sprint. The unit is expected to be presented at MWC 2019 in February. Interestingly, Bloomberg says that LG has no plans to launch a collapsible smartphone next year. Earlier rumors said a collapsible LG phone was on its way, with the company expected to unveil it at CES 2019 in January. LG doubts the profitability of such a device.
The report also shows that Samsung works with rollable and extendable screens that can end up in smartphones in the future. Samsung has already unveiled its first folding phone which is expected to cost approximately $ 2000 when it is launched next year.