LG shows off transparent and flexible OLED screen

LG has just announced their new 77-inch OLED display that is both transparent and flexible. While LG isn't the first company to show off transparent and/or flexible displays, this one is bigger than other ones we've seen so far. Now of course this technology is going to be stupid expensive, it is pretty amazing and hopefully won't be too long before we see it showing up in consumer-level devices. The Verge has the details.

How’s this for an incredibly specific record: LG announced today that it’s created the world’s first flexible, transparent 77-inch OLED display. That’s one huge display. Taller, in fact, than Tom Cruise. According to Google, Cruise is 5 feet 7 inches, or 170 centimeters tall, and as this display is 77 inches on the diagonal with an aspect ratio of 16:9, that means its longest side measures 170.5 centimeters. It’s taller than Cruise, but not if Cruise wears shoes.

Some more stats: the screen has a UHD resolution of 3840 x 2160, offers up to 40 percent transparency, and can be fixed with a curvature of up to 80 degrees. You can see what this all translates to in real terms with the picture above — it means you’ve got a massive, curved screen with a transparency similar to that of lightly tinted glass.