OLED Screens Are The Future Of TV

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OLED is short for organic light emitting diode. It's hard to say what's more exciting about this technology: its facilitation of bendable, rollable screens, or the striking clarity of its picture. OLED screens can also be incredibly thin, as LG proved when it revealed an OLED display that was less than a millimeter thick and could adhere to a wall with the help of a magnet. In the future, these screens could lead to inventions from animated wallpaper displays to smartphones that curve around your wrist.

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. LCD screens have a backlight that shines light through liquid crystals. 00:33

  2. OLED screens don't use a backlight, but instead have organic compounds that generate light when an electric current is applied. 00:57

  3. OLED technology facilitates bendable and transparent displays. 01:45

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