LG’s OLED Flex: This monitor bends to your liking
TV and gaming monitor in one: LG LX3 with bendable OLED display, 4K resolution, 120 Hz and Adaptive Sync.
With the OLED Flex, LG is introducing a combination of a TV and a gaming monitor with a flexible display.
LG’s OLED Flex is the world’s first bendable 42″ OLED TV and combines the best of two worlds: straight and curved. The LX3, which is the official product name, is by no means the first bendable TV – in fact, such a model already existed in 2014 from Samsung. Big difference: The LG model uses an OLED panel, whereas the other bendable TVs typically have an LCD panel installed. In addition, there is the still quite handy size of 42″.
The OLED Flex can be easily transformed from a straight display to one with a bend of up to 900R (this corresponds to a very strong bend, normal gaming monitors mostly use 1500R to 1800R). This combination means that the display is suitable for many areas of application such as streaming or gaming. At this point it should not be forgotten that LG has already gained some experience with bendable displays, with devices such as the LG G Flex smartphone or the rollable OLED TV R.
However, the user not only has the choice between two positions into which the OLED Flex can be bent. In fact, there are 20 different degrees of bending to choose from, which allow the display to be precisely adapted to different requirement scenarios such as the distance from the seat or the content displayed.
A size of only 42″ allows the LX3 to be placed not only in the living room, but also on the desk. And if the 42″ is too big for gaming, there is the option of simply expanding the image to 32″ via the so-called gaming dashboard. or scaled down to 27″. There is also an exclusive game app for the TV, which can be used to set different screen savers and which offers shortcuts for popular apps such as Twitch or YouTube.
LG’s Gaming Optimizer has been revised and offers individual sound settings for different game genres. Multi-View mode lets you view content from two different sources at the same time, choosing which one you want to hear the audio from. Like LG’s other OLED TVs, such as the G2, the OLED Flex is powered by an α 9 Gen 5 processor and offers specifications such as 4K resolution with 100 percent color fidelity, a response time of 0.1 ms and 120 Hz refresh rate. In addition, there is Dolby Vision, HDMI 2.1, a variable refresh rate (VRR) and the auto low latency mode (ALLM).
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The panel has flicker-free and glare-free certification as well as a super anti-reflection coating (SAR). There is also support for Nvidia G-Sync Compatible and AMD FreeSync Premium, and LG hasn’t forgotten about the sound either, with two 40-watt speakers on the front and Dolby Atmos support.
In terms of design, the OLED Flex features customizable lighting on the back that can be synced to video or audio across five modes. That sounds similar to Philips Ambilight, which the company has just announced for devices like the OLED+937. The stand is both tilt and height adjustable and the LX3 has a switching hub so you can use any device connected to the USB ports and the built-in microphone with a PC via an HDMI cable.
LG has said the OLED Flex is expected to launch in November, but hasn’t given a price for what will likely be a pricey TV. For comparison: The
cost 2,199 dollars (2,499 euros) when it was released and cannot be bent – so expect a high price.
This article first appeared by our colleagues at Tech Advisor under the title LG’s OLED Flex TV will bend to your will.