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LG Display unveils 18-inch flex screen

| Saturday, July 12, 2014, 12:01 a.m.

LG Display Co. has shown an 18-inch flexible display that can be rolled into the shape of a thin cylinder.

The South Korean display panel maker said Friday the display has a resolution of 1200 pixels by 810 pixels and maintains its function when it is rolled up.

While that resolution would fall within the range of high-definition, images on the display would not look as sharp as the latest flat displays that boast ultra-high definition.

LG touted its technology as a significant advance, saying the cylinder's diameter would be just 2.4 inches. It means LG Display could produce TVs that are larger than 50 inches diagonally and can be rolled up.

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