At 2.57mm thick, LG’s new OLED W7 television might be the thinnest giant television ever made. I don’t want to say that. It feels like hyperbole, and over the next few days I have no doubt that a lot of other televisions are going to use similar tech for similar results, but look at that image above. Note how that 65-inch display is actually thinner than that woman’s finger. Now come back and tell me that isn’t incredible.
Panasonic has shown off a transparent TV before, but the company has since improved the image quality to the extent that the idea of a television built into your furniture’s glass panes is not only possible — it’s right here.
Smartphones haven’t really changed in the last few years. Yes, they’re faster, have high resolution, and take better photos, but the core technology has remained relatively unchanged.
There’s an alternate universe in which every computer screen and smartphone can be rolled like a newspaper, and TVs come in long cardboard tubes. Unfortunately, that’s not our reality, despite a new prototype by LG.