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LG has unveiled a proof-of-concept television thin enough to stick to the wall with a magnet

A television thinner than your finger is the future of screens according to LG Display, the screen-making subsidiary of LG. At a press conference in Seoul, LG unveiled a 55-inch screen that was just 0.97 mm thick and could be stuck to the wall by a magnet.

The screen, which is not going to be available commercially any time soon, is a proof-of-concept and a statement of intent by LG of their investment into OLED (organic light-emitting diode) technology. OLED screens promise the possibility of thinner screens because the organic compound used in the display also emits its own light, eliminating the need for any backlighting. However, as The Verge asserts, an actual television set would be thicker because it would have to house other electronics and circuitry.

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