LG patents what might be the world's first expandable, edgeless TV
LG's Signature OLED R TVs are cutting-edge big-screen devices, deployed using a motorized roller concealed within its housing at need. It now seems the OEM has a new variation on this state-of-the-art (and extremely pricey) idea in the works.
This one cannot be literally rolled away quite as well, as its own sliding action is horizontal rather than vertical as in the Signature OLED R. Therefore, it is mounted on a central stand, which supports it as it slides outward on either side in order to assume its full size.
This, according to documents reportedly submitted by LG to the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) on June 4, 2021, implies the advantage of having no bezels whatsoever on 2 sides of this possible one-day futuristic TV.
On the other hand, its design in its current form suggests it might take up more space compared to the average up-to-date flatscreen. However, as it is apparently at a very early stage in its development, this potential problem might be addressed should this new kind of rollable TV ever see a launch.