LG is all set to release its wallpaper OLED TV next year, according to leaked information from the Wi-Fi Alliance website.
The wallpaper OLED TV of LG Display was first unveiled in May 2015 at a press event in the South Korea. The display bears that name because it is less than a millimeter thick, with the 55-inch screen coming in at a weight of only 1.9 kilograms (4.2 pounds).
There was no release date previously associated with the breakthrough technology. However, according to a report by Flat Panels HD, LG's wallpaper OLED TV could be making its debut next year.
Leak Reveals The New LG W7: Is This The Wallpaper OLED TV?
On the Wi-Fi Alliance website, LG's OLED TV line-up for 2017 included the B7, C7, E7 and G7, which is unsurprising given the company's naming conventions. However, Flat Panels HD spotted a new model named the W7, which could very well be the rumored wallpaper OLED TV.
The B7 is the successor to the B6 model, which is the most affordable OLED TV for this year. The curved C6 will be upgraded next year into the C7, with the flat E6 and G6 TVs to receive the same treatment into the E7 and G7 next year.
This leaves the W7, which has no corresponding model this year and so will be a new addition to LG's OLED TV product line for 2017. It is revealed that the W7 will have 65-inch and 77-inch sizes with the 77-inch W7 to be the biggest OLED TV offering of LG alongside the 77-inch G7.
LG Wallpaper OLED TV Details
When the wallpaper-like OLED panel was first revealed, its most eye-catching feature was how it was capable of being attached to a magnetic mat installed on a wall, and then peeled off just like a piece of wallpaper.
The technology is made possible by the fact that it does not use the same circuits found in traditional TVs, with most of the electronics of the OLED panel hidden off-screen.
Not much else is known about LG's new technology, though it is expected to be a major part of LG's booth at the upcoming 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
CNET's David Katzmaier took a stab at the price tag of the 65-inch wallpaper OLED TV though, speculating that it would be sold at $10,000.