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LG Flex is the first TV with an adjustable folding screen that goes flat at the touch of a button

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OLED technology has made foldable phones and tablets possible, but it can work just as well in the high-end TV niche, with LG Flex offering adjustable screen curvature.

Although they look good, curved TVs have a limitation that manufacturers don’t talk much about: the screen shaped with a fixed curvature should be viewed from a distance that’s not too far away, and preferably directly from the front. That’s why watching a movie with friends or the whole family on your curved TV doesn’t give an optimal viewing experience for everyone. In fact, apart from one or two people sitting directly in front of the screen, no one will enjoy the immersive experience advertised in the flyers. In fact, there could be problems such as reflections from light sources in the room, amplified by the magnifying glass-shaped screen.

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But what if you could have a curved TV whose screen goes flat at the push of a button. Sure, the more grumpy will say it would be easier if you bought the flat TV in the first place, saving you a not inconsiderable amount of money. In any case, LG Electronics seems to have found the solution to the limitations of curved TVs.

Called the LG OLED Flex (LX3), the 42-inch diagonal TV promises 100% fidelity in color reproduction and comes with a response time of just 0.1ms, suggesting it can work just as well as a monitor for your gaming console or PC. Users can quickly adjust the LX3’s curvature to one of two available presets using the dedicated button on the remote control, or manually change the degree of curvature in five percent increments over 20 different levels. In addition, the LG OLED Flex screen can be tilted up to +10 degrees – 5 degrees and has a height-adjustable stand – up or down 140 millimetres making it suitable for either desk use, or viewing from bed or sofa. The picture is played back at 4K/120Hz resolution using the HDMI 2.1 connection interface.

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The LX3 comes with 40W front-facing speakers to help enhance your gaming or movie watching experience.

The new LG Flex TV will be on display at IFA 2022, with pricing and in-store availability to be announced at a later date.

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