LG has just unveiled at IFA 2022 the first 42-inch television capable of bending in order to offer better immersion in the game, while keeping a flat panel for videos. This is the LG OLED Flex LX3.
After the Corsair Xeneon Flex monitor at Gamescom, it’s the TVs’ turn to bend over backwards to please us. As if to kick off IFA 2022, LG has unveiled its new foldable TV, the LG OLED Flex (model LX3).
A foldable TV
The LG OLED Flex LX3 is a 42-inch TV that can fit both in a living room and on a desk. The goal is to attract both those who want to watch TV and players looking for the best possible immersion.
Unlike Corsair’s display, the LG OLED Flex doesn’t manually curve. A button on the remote lets you switch between positions, or adjust the curvature to your liking in 5% increments. At maximum, the screen displays a curvature of 900 R.
While Corsair announces 10,000 folds, LG does not advance on the subject for the moment.
In order to fit perfectly on a desk, the screen can also be tilted up to 10° forwards and up to 5° backwards. In addition, it adjusts vertically up to 140 mm. Options that are more regularly found on PC monitors than on televisions.
Options for players
Always with a view to reaching gamers, the LX3 has some dedicated features. It is for example possible to adjust the size of the image so that it occupies the entire 42 inches, or a smaller area (32 or 27 inches). LG even offers to choose the position of the image on the screen.
The LG OLED Flex LX3 also offers a “multi-view” mode allowing you to display content from two different sources by choosing the audio source you want to listen to. LG thus evokes a PC or console player who could simultaneously watch a YouTube video broadcast from his smartphone.
Finally, the Switching Hub function allows you to use the television’s built-in microphone as well as the peripherals connected to it via USB (mouse, keyboard, headset, etc.) on a PC connected via HDMI. A point that remains to be detailed, HDMI being a standard designed for multimedia only and not for data transfer, apart from a few inputs through the Consumer Electronics Control (CEC).
The characteristics of the LG C2
This OLED Flex LX3 is designed on a basis already existing at the manufacturer, namely the OLED C2. Understand that this TV has a latest generation Ultra HD LG Display panel, four HDMI 2.1 sockets, HDR10 support and Dolby Vision.
It also works under WebOS and will allow you to enjoy all your multimedia content with all the advantages and disadvantages of OLED too. In this particularly contrasting image, we must not forget that OLED can also lack the brightness to effectively reproduce certain HDR content.
This is a very important point to note here. The LG OLED Flex certainly uses components close to the C2, with its 5th generation Alpha 9 processor, but as it is a 42-inch model, it does not take advantage of the technology Brightness Booster. This consists of offering 20% more brightness compared to an A2 or B2, for example. This is only available from the 55-inch model and up.
Note that LG indicates that the anti-reflective filter applied to the panel would be more effective than the filter applied to the conventional panels of the C2. This coating is called SAR for “super anti-reflective» and we are already looking forward to testing it in action.
Among the other advantages of the screen, we find the (almost) zero response time of these OLED screens since it is announced here by LG of 0.1 ms.
Players will find in this gaming TV all the settings and menus that we now know on WebOS, with the famous game bar and its various options allowing for example to choose the style of play (FPS, RTS, RPG, etc.). Naturally, the OLED Flex LX3 is compatible with VRR 120 Hz, ALLM, NVIDIA G-Sync, not to mention AMD Freesync premium.
LG has not yet specified the price or the release date of this television, but we may learn more during the IFA.
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