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Foldable smartphones and laptops – they already exist and may no longer make real technology enthusiasts wide-eyed. But a 42-inch screen where you can set the degree of curvature yourself is surprising and arouses curiosity. The LG OLED Flex (model LX3) has a 42-inch screen that you can bend to your own idea in 20 steps. You have the optimal screen for every eventuality.

How adjustable screen curvature works

Where with the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 or Z Flip4 you rather fold small screens, with the LG OLED Flex it is “only” about bending slightly horizontally. From a completely flat state to a curvature of 900R, you can decide how much you want to distort the screen.

With 900R you get a very comfortable curvature, especially in games.  (Photo: LG)
With 900R you get a very comfortable curvature, especially in games. (Photo: LG)

The highlight: directly on the remote control of the television is a button with which you can select two presets at the touch of a button. The screen curvature changes automatically. You manually set an individual degree of curvature on the device in 5 percent increments in 20 increments.

In addition, the LG OLED Flex can be tilted up to 10 degrees towards you and up to 5 degrees away from you. The stand is also height adjustable – up or down 14 inches.

What is the flexible OLED screen good for? For gamers!

The question rightly arises: do I need this? The suspicion is that as a user you do not want to change the curvature as often or that it is simply not necessary. But this flexibility should be of particular interest to gamers. Because when it comes to games, a distorted screen can provide a more intense, immersive experience. Precisely because you feel like you are surrounded by television.

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Ultimately, the LG OLED Flex is aimed at gamers in many ways. You can virtually adjust the screen size and choose whether you want to use the full 42 inch on a flat screen TV for racing and role-playing games or a 21:9 aspect ratio for strategy games and shooters.

Other highlights:

  • Multi display mode: View content from two different sources at once.
  • Switch Hub: Use the integrated microphone of the LG OLED Flex and any devices connected via USB to a PC connected via HDMI.
  • Game app: offers further customization options.
  • Standards: Dolby Vision Gaming, 4K, 120Hz, HDMI 2.1, VRR, ALLM, Nvidia G-Sync & AMD FreeSync Premium Support
  • Customizable RGB rear lighting: 5 modes to synchronize light with audio and video content

Inside: latest technology

Anyway, LG seems to be using the best of the best with the OLED Flex. The in-house OLED evo technology is used with 100% color fidelity, pixel response times of 0.1 milliseconds and low input lag. The current AI processor Alpha9 Gen5, which is already used in the more expensive LG televisions, is partly responsible for this.

And it’s also clear: the LG OLED Flex (model LX3) is also a full-fledged TV with two high-quality 40-watt speakers and support for Dolby Atmos.

LG has not yet announced a price or release date. Technically it should be in the range of the OLED Evo TVs of the C2 and G2 series. You can therefore count on amounts between 2000 and 2500 euros. Not a bargain, especially for a 42-inch TV. But for gamers who want a highly customizable setup, it might be worth the investment.

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