LG’s OLED Flex lets you experience next-level immersion with the world’s first bendable 42-inch OLED screen. (CNW Group/LG Electronics Canada)

LG Debuts Bendable 42-inch OLED TV

LG has introduced a bendable OLED TV, the 42-inch LG OLED Flex, which the company says is ideal for immersive console, PC, and cloud gaming, live TV broadcasts and content streaming, and more.

The LG OLED Flex display can go from completely flat to curved (900R), letting you choose your ideal arc from 20 levels of curvature. Easily adjust the curvature to one of two available presets using the dedicated button on the remote or manually change the degree of curvature in five per cent increments over 20 different levels. Additionally, the LG OLED Flex screen can be tilted forward up to 10 degrees or away up to 5 degrees from and has a height-adjustable stand – up or down by 140 millimetres – enabling ergonomic comfort, whether you prefer to sit up or lean back when viewing content.

Celebrating LG’s 10th anniversary of OLED technology innovation, the form factor is made possible by a backlight-free, self-lit pixel technology. The display provides good contrast, deep black levels, highly accurate colours (100% colour fidelity certified), a fast 0.1 millisecond response time, and low input lag.

Powered by α (Alpha) 9 Gen 5 intelligent processor and unique picture algorithms, LG OLED Flex offers eye comfort as evidenced by its multiple flicker-free, glare-free certifications. The OLED screen enables you to enjoy longer gaming sessions and binge-watch favourite shows without experiencing eye fatigue. Meanwhile, the application of LG’s super anti-reflection (SAR) coating helps reduce visual distractions so you can focus all your attention on what’s on screen.

LG’s OLED Flex lets you experience next-level immersion with the world’s first bendable 42-inch OLED screen. (CNW Group/LG Electronics Canada)

The Switching Hub function makes it possible to use the LG OLED Flex’s built-in microphone and any devices connected via its USB ports such as a headset, keyboard or mouse with a PC connected by HDMI cable. With a click of the source switching button on the side of the stand, you can switch device connection back and forth between PC and LG OLED Flex without having to physically disconnect and reconnect anything. Additionally, the built-in mic provides effective echo-cancellation for crystal-clear voice chatting while gaming.

To complete the personalized user experience, LG OLED Flex incorporates a customizable lighting feature into its shield-like rear design. The lighting enhances the atmosphere by synchronizing with the video or audio of the content playing on screen, offering five modes to choose from.

The LG OLED Flex is also equipped with exclusive features and functions that provide greater control over the gaming experience. For example, adjust the size of the onscreen image according to their individual preferences or the genre of game you’re playing. Fans of role-playing games (RPGs), racing games, or platformers can have access to all 42 inches of the screen, while real time strategy (RTS) or first-person shooter (FPS) gamers have the option of a 32- or 27-inch image that allows them to see everything going on in the game-environment at a glance. The image resize feature can be easily accessed from the Gaming Dashboard menu, where you can also choose the position of the smaller image on screen.

The LG OLED Flex supports Dolby Vision gaming at 4K 120Hz and the latest HDMI 2.1 features, such as variable refresh rate (VRR) and auto low latency mode (ALLM). LG’s bendable display is G-SYNC compatible and AMD FreeSync Premium certified, ensuring tear- and stutter-free visuals.

The new Game app, exclusive to the LG OLED Flex, supports custom screensavers, offers shortcuts to popular apps, such as Twitch and YouTube, and provides a list of connected external input devices, all on the same screen. Revamped for LG OLED Flex, the LG Gaming Optimizer adds customized sound settings for specific game genres to its range of gamer-centric picture and audio options. Its dedicated game sound settings menu includes an equalizer, switches for AI Game Sound and Dolby Atmos, and offers access to advanced audio settings, enabling you to tailor the gaming experience how you want it.

With the Multi View mode, you can view content from two different sources simultaneously and select which audio you want to hear. This means you can play a PC or a console game while watching YouTube videos streamed from a smartphone at the same time.

The LG OLED Flex has a pair of front-firing 40W speakers that help further elevate the gaming and content-viewing experience. And with built-in support for Dolby Atmos, the TV adds greater clarity, depth and liveliness to audio on compatible titles.

The LG OLED Flex is now available in Canada, starting at $3,999.