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CES 2019: LG's see-through and vibrating OLED TVs
The South Korean firm is demoing its latest TV display technologies at the CES tech expo.

Would you like a retractable TV?

LG's screen folds out when in use and then retracts
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LG has revealed a consumer version of its roll-up TV set at the CES trade show in Las Vegas.

The Signature OLED TV R is built on a concept unveiled last year, in which the screen retracts into a base when not in use so it is less obtrusive.

LG plans to sell the device in the US before the end of 2019, but has yet to reveal the month or price.

Experts say the technology is unlikely to become a mass-market proposition for many years to come.

8K TVs unveiled by Samsung and LG at Ifa tech show
The world's two bestselling television-makers are showing off rival 8K screens at the Ifa tech show in Berlin.

Apple screen swap hits Japan Display

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Shares in Japan Display tumbled on Tuesday following a report that its customer Apple will use organic light-emitting diode (OLED) screens in all three new iPhone models planned for next year.

Until now, Apple has used LCD screens made by Japan Display.

However, a report in the South Korean Electronic Times says the tech giant will replace those screens with OLED panels made by LG.

Japan Display's share price tumbled 10% while LG's stock surged by 5%.

Head of global electronics brand LG dies aged 73

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The chairman of South Korea's electronics giant LG passed away on Sunday aged 73 after a battle with brain disease.

Koo Bon-Moo is credited with transforming LG into a global brand. He was best known for building three key businesses within the company - electronics, chemicals and telecommunications.

In line with the family-run conglomerates in South Korea, known as chaebols, LG's board is planning to nominate his son as the next chairman.

LG's shares were down 1.25% in late afternoon trade in Seoul on Monday.

LG's G7 phone shuns separate speakers
The firm says there is no need to use external speakers with its new flagship handset.