Now, Samsung may unveil foldable TV that rolls like postersLast updated on Jan 03, 2019, 12:20 am
Last year at CES, LG unveiled the future of television by showcasing an operational rollable TV prototype.
The 65-inch OLED and its rolling/unrolling mechanism drew widespread attention, and we may now see its competition.
Yes, Samsung Electronics also appears to be working on a rollable TV, one that rolls in a whole new way.
Here's all about it.
Rollable Samsung TV surfaces online
The application detailed a 'rollable display device', which would rest in a casing and roll in and out whenever required by the user.
However, the patent shows a much-advanced rolling/unrolling mechanism, especially when compared to the technique opted by LG for its prototype TV.
How Samsung's rollable TV would work?
LG's television unrolls from a casing resting on the surface, but Samsung's patent hints at unrolling to the left and right.
Basically, the casing would be divided into two parts, which would remain hinged together with a central stand - to keep the TV rolled.
But, when unrolled, the casings would move towards left and right (imagine curtains), bringing up the display.
This way, the television would stand nice and flat
With this technique, the TV would unroll seamlessly and stand nice and flat on the surface, just like any other slim television.
Potential benefits of a rollable TV
A television like the one patented by Samsung could prove extremely handy in adding the element of portability.
The might help with protecting the display from toddlers and growing kids running around in the living room.
Not to mention, you could even adjust the size of the TV or roll it away for a while.
However, there's no word on launch
The application imagines rollable TV in a whole new way, but as this is just a patent, there's no saying when or if it will be unveiled.
Samsung plans to show futuristic display technologies at CES and SID Display Week, but we doubt this TV would be making an appearance.
LG, on the other hand, appears closer to commercializing its rollable television.