LG Turns Fiction To Reality With New Transparent OLED Display

For Sci-Fi fans, watching all those Space travel shows, going boldly to places where no one else have gone in their amazing vessels equipped with technology that’s as far fetched as any imagination can go, the thrill has always been wondering if any of the gadgets will ever become applicable in modern times.

Suffice to say, barring laser guns and light sabers, we are seeing some of the technology already appearing in current times like sensor doors, mobile devices, 3D printing and touch screen displays, adding to the list LG has now released another product that can join the elusive list as well. LG Display, has just announced its brand-new Transparent OLED which basically means a see thru glass display that projects visuals just like those in the films.

At a showcase scheduled for CES 2021, the Korean tech giant will be setting up a Restaurant Zone, where a sushi bar can utilise a 55-inch Transparent OLED display to deliver information with clear image quality while benefiting from high transparency to maintain a connection between people on both sides of the screen. As guests wait for their order, they can watch a movie or TV program, while at the same time viewing the chef preparing their food on the other side of the display. 

The company will also demonstrate how the display can be applied to a subway train in a Metro Zone, while on board a virtual train carriage, passengers may look outside through the transparent display that has replaced a traditional window. Its high transparency enabled by OLED means passengers can still enjoy the passing scenery while viewing clear information such as subway line maps, weather information, and other news.

“Transparent OLED is a technology that maximizes the advantages of OLED and can be used in various places in our daily lives, from stores, shopping malls, and architectural interiors to autonomous vehicles, subway trains, and aircraft,” said Jong-sun Park, Senior Vice President & Head of the Commercial Business Unit at LG Display. He added, “It will grow into a next-generation display that can change the existing display paradigm.”

The company’s Transparent OLED realizes 40% transparency, providing clear image quality while being crystal clear like glass compared to the existing transparent LCD with only 10% transparency. With its superior transparency, Transparent OLED can be used in various fields such as smart homes, smart buildings, and mobility, including autonomous vehicles, aircraft, and subways. LG Display, the only transparent OLED manufacturer in the world, is seeing growing demand for Transparent OLED from these industries.

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