LG Display shows off 97-inch OLED.EX display at SID 2022

Mike Wheatley

LG Display has showcased its latest innovations in OLED displays, unveiling its first-ever 97-inch OLED.EX TV screen alongside some new bendable and foldable panels at the 2022 Society for Information Display event this week.


The 97-inch OLED.EX panel is without doubt the star of the show. As LG Display explained earlier this year, OLED.EX uses deuterium, which is a more stable and electricity- and heat-resistant form of hydrogen, to construct the panels. The result is a panel that can go brighter and last longer than previous-generation OLED displays, with LG boasting of a 30% brightness improvement. It also claims more realistic colours and detail with its OLED.EX displays.

LG Display said the 97-inch OLED.EX panel is the largest that it will develop, though it said an additional benefit of the technology is a 30% reduction in bezel thickness. The company hasn’t provided much more specifics on the panel or when it will become available, though posts on LG Display’s corporate website suggest a second quarter launch date. However, those posts also hint at availability being limited to just a couple of its production plants, meaning it’s not clear how widespread the initial rollout of the new technology will be.

Alongside OLED.EX, LG Display also showcased a bendable, 42-inch OLED gaming display that boasts a curvature range of 1,000R, or in other words a radius of 1,000mm. Users can adjust the curvature as desired to create the most optimal immersive experience, LG Display explained. In addition, the company also unveiled an 8-inch and 360-degree foldable OLED display that can be folded inwards and outwards more than 200,000 times without deprecating its performance. There was also a 17-inch foldable laptop display on show, plus a new 34-inch P-OLED display with an 800R curvature, and a 55-inch transparent OLED Shelf lifestyle display.

Finally, LG Display showcased its latest touchscreen OLED displays at SID, incorporating its OLED in-Touch technology. On show was a transparent version and a standard version, with the company showing off new interaction options for OLED panels.

“We will continue to provide new experiences for our customers by pushing constantly forward for technological innovation and by creating differentiated values that only OLED technology can realize," said Soo-young Yoon, Executive Vice President and CTO at LG Display.

The SID event is more of a showcase for new, up and coming technologies rather than a detailed look at their capabilities, but it’s an exciting show nevertheless.