LG has announced the first bendable OLED TV that works either completely flat or as a curved screen. It LG OLED Flex (LX3 model) is a 42-inch OLED TV that can be bent into a curved TV (900R) thanks to LG’s latest display technology. Curved screens are perfect for a more immersive gaming experience, while flat screens are better for watching live TV or streaming services.
Owners of the LG OLED Flex can automatically bend and adjust the TV to curved mode using a special button on the TV remote. (In contrast to some morphing monitors which must be adjusted manually). There are two presets or owners that can adjust the display curve in five percent increments through 20 different levels.
LG is really marketing its 42-inch bendable display to gamers, thanks to a number of features that will appeal to console or PC gamers. The LX3 supports Dolby Vision gaming at 4K 120Hz, and includes all the latest HDMI 2.1 features such as variable refresh rate (VRR) and automatic low latency mode (ALLM). LG also supports Nvidia’s G-Sync or AMD FreeSync technology to reduce tearing and stuttering during gaming.
This TV certainly looks more like a giant monitor, and there’s even a height-adjustable stand that also lets you tilt the screen toward or away from you. There’s also a game mode that lets you shrink the 42-inch screen down to 32 or 27 inches if you don’t want to play certain games on a full-size TV. LG also has a built-in gaming app that includes a custom screensaver and shortcuts to Twitch and YouTube.
Gamers can also use LG’s Multi View mode to view content from two different sources at the same time. So you can use your LG Flex to play PC or console games, while watching YouTube videos streamed to your TV from your phone at the same time.
LG was one of the first to introduce a completely bendable OLED TV. Corsair just announced it 45-inch bendable gaming monitorand Chinese TV manufacturers Skyworth announced TV flexible transformation itself last year. If you’re having a hard time choosing between a flat or curved monitor or TV, manufacturers are clearly preparing TVs and monitors that can offer both modes.
LG hasn’t released a price for its new LG OLED Flex TV, or a release date. The LG Flex will be showcased at IFA in Germany this week. We’ll take a closer look at these new bendable TVs once IFA opens this weekend.