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LG Display teases bendable gaming monitor ahead of CES 2021

LG Bendable Display
LG Bendable Display (Image credit: LG Display)

What you need to know

  • LG Display announced a 48-inch gaming monitor that can bend.
  • The monitor can bend up to a curvature radius of 1,000R or be used while flat.
  • The monitor also features a vibrating OLED display that emit sound without the use of traditional speakers.

With CES just around the corner, you should brace yourself for a wave of unique and interesting technology. Ahead of CES 2021, LG Display announced the 48-inch Bendable Cinematic Sound OLED, a 48-inch gaming monitor that has a bendable display.

The display can bend to a curvature radius of up to 1,000R or be used while flat, depending on a player's preference. LG Display states that this is the first display of its kind that's optimized for gaming. You can bend the display whenever you'd like, but as an example, you could bend the monitor for an immersive view while gaming and then flatten the display to enjoy a movie.

In addition to having a bendable display, the 48-inch Bendable Cinematic Sound OLED features technology that allows it to vibrate the display to emit sound rather than using traditional speakers.

Apart from its unique new technology, the display has a response time of 0.1 milliseconds and a refresh rate of 120Hz. It also has a variable refresh rate range from 40Hz to 120Hz. Since it's an OLED display, it has a high contrast ratio, true blacks, and vivid colors.

As pointed out by Neowin, it could be some time before anyone can purchase this display. LG Display is the sister company of LG Electronics. LG Display develops display technologies but doesn't create consumer products. Before anyone can purchase a bending display, LG Electronics or another company will need to come up with a consumer version.

Sean Endicott
Sean Endicott

Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at sean.endicott@futurenet.com.

1 Comment
  • That display response time of 0.1ms is amazing! But, does it support Quick Frame Transport? If not, HDMI will not run at full speed for 1080p and 4K content and it will then take 8.3ms for each picture to be sent over the HDMI cable. Competitive gamer's care about the overall response time, and the 0.1ms display response time, while great, is only a small component of the overall latency.