LG Display boasted this week that it has made the thinnest TV in history at a press event in South Korea.

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Thinnest TV in History

This OLED TV panel has a 55″ display weighs only about 2kgs and is a mere 0.97mm thick, making it the thinnest TV in history. OLED technology makes it possible that HD displays can be ultra-thin and flexible. To create OLED displays, layers of organic, carbon-based materials that emit light are used, making fluorescent backlighting unnecessary. This new technology provides a dazzlingly display with more stunningly saturated colours and improved brightness and contrast.

Thinnist TV in History 2

The thinnest TV in history can be hung up by using a magnetic mat attached to the back and can be peeled of almost like a sticker. Sounds cool, huh? Unfortunately you won’t be able to brag about owning the thinnest TV in history any time soon, because LG says the one revealed at the event is just a prototype and didn’t give any details as to when it will be consumer-ready. A new convex OLED panel display was also revealed at the event that will primarily be used for outdoor digital advertising.

It’s obvious that LG is serious about OLED technology with the head of LG Display’s OLED division, Yeo Sang-deog, saying that LG Display is planning to sell 600 000 OLED display units this year and 1.5 million by 2016. Sang-deog seemed confident that the company will be successful with their OLED display production plans stating that:

[LG Display] should be able to supply a satisfactory volume to our client from July or August, which means we’re hoping to buckle down production as well as promotion from the third quarter.