This Television Screen Can Be Rolled Up Like a Piece of Paper

Caitlin Schneider

The television set generally seems like a pretty static concept: a large rectangle that sits on a stand or attached to a wall and, well, stays put. Turns out, electronics designers are finally seeing room for movement. 

At CES 2016, LG Display revealed a prototype of a rollable OLED screen that can curl up like the morning paper. The 18-inch display is less than a millimeter thick and sports 810 x 1200 resolution. It’s not the first the world has heard of curvable screens, but it’s arguably the furthest the concept has come thus far.

The bendable screen won't be hitting the market anytime soon, so don't ditch your set just yet. Still, it’s pretty remarkable to imagine a future in which you can roll up the latest episode of your current Netflix binge and tuck it under your arm as you walk out the door.

To see the paper-like screen, check out Kwame Opam's report for The Verge in the video above.

Banner image via YouTube.